Expecting: Baby Madeleine

A few snapshots of my friend Emilie with her sweet doggies before her and Lucas welcome their baby girl into the world.  While our husbands worked on household projects, I snuck Emilie outside quickly for some images.  It was chilly and cloudy -- a rare moment in Phoenix.  And while Emilie didn't know quite what to expect in front of my camera... her worries eased as each of her puppies nuzzled their noses against her.

Sending my love to those that have to go through a Phoenix summer during their pregnancy.  Maternity may not feel beautiful every single waking day -- but when that baby is curled up in the mother's arms,  I can only imagine every single waking day that wasn't beautiful was certainly worth the wait.