Nicole and Andy are the type of people that you just know are meant to be great parents. The first time I photographed them, they had just found out they were expecting. I photographed their pregnancy announcement shoot, and felt really special to be in on their little secret. So when they chose me as the photographer for their maternity photos, I was overjoyed. I loved seeing them so close to their due date, excited and a little nervous about being first time parents. We drove almost two hours to Newport Beach, and the entire time we felt anxious as it was pouring rain and the sky was saturated with dark clouds. We all quickly shuffled on to the beach holding umbrellas and trying to keep Nicole’s makeup in tact. Gotta love Oregon weather! Sure enough, when we get to our shooting location, the clouds cleared and we ended up having the most beautiful sunset. Sometimes the things we worry about the most, end up being something amazing. It’s so lovely to continue seeing these two on their journey to parenthood. I could not be happier for them, and I know they will make incredible parents!