Nessa Veeeee!! That's what I yell via text message when I feel like annoying my homegirl. Oh my goodness, she is even more beautiful pregnant. Back in September, Vanessa kept inviting me to Edson's birthday party, but I had a wedding to shoot in NJ that day. She kept asking if I could try to come after the wedding. Hahaha absolutely not, loca! Tell me why I woke up the next morning, checked Instagram and found out that the "birthday party" was actually a "Surprise! We're Expecting!" party!
Vanessa is the queen of surprises, so I wasn't even offended that she didn't text me about it. Ok, maybe just a little haha but I don't hold it against her. I'm sooooooo happy for this sweet couple, and I'm honored to have been able to do this maternity session for them.
"After 2 years, marriage feels like we’re still in the dating stage. We just get to live together now, which is nice. It’s still work, but we try to make things fun by having date nights, hanging out with friends and going out and having fun any chance we get."
These two are the king & queen of date nights. I always see them watching a movie together like every week. That's awesome!
"I love how my hubby is so caring & loves to put others first and help in anyway he can."
But let's not forget how Edson is always the life of the party and ridiculously funny. And, obviously, a great dresser. That blazer almost stole the show, but Vanessa and Baby Girl did not allow it!
I took Vanessa out to brunch right after I found out, and we were able to catch up on everything! Is there anything better than tacos and girl talk?
"I was genuinely surprised when I saw that positive test. I literally didn’t think it was going to happen for us anytime soon since it had been months since stopping my birth control. I literally was like i give up then boom! Positive test."
We have a similar TTC story. I don't know what it is about trying to get pregnant on purpose that makes our bodies go, Nah. Let's make this difficult for you. But I'm glad V & E didn't give up! Their baby girl is due to arrive very soon.
Vanessa is our first maternity client to wear our maternity wardrobe. I got 3 items from Before & Ever a couple months ago, and they're the most beautiful pieces ever. Look at how pretty the pink gown is! And how gorgeous is that gray cape?!
"I look forward to having a mini me and dressing up with her and just going through life with her and teaching her everything there possibly is to teach. I def wanna be that cool mom who still doesn’t play that!"
Congratulations, Vanessa & Edson! I'm still trying to figure out what Baby Girl's name is, but that clue Vanessa gave me is only giving me boy names haha. I'll figure it out eventually.