Dreamy Desert Maternity Session • Hilary & Nick • Phoenix Photographer
Hilary walked back up the path in the early morning.
The sun was just coming up, and so was the heat.
Despite the hike ahead, Hilary happily searched along the path, picking up what looked like weeds. Once we made it back to the car, she held in her hand a beautiful little bouquet of different flowers and plants.
Hilary is the keeper of memories and has a gift of preserving the important memories in not only her and Nick’s life together, but also her friends. After their maternity session, Hilary and Nick treated me to the most amazing breakfast (Snooze for the win!), and they gave me the sweetest gift. She handed me a photo case of a little bundle of leaves. Right away, I recognized where they were from. About this time last year, Hilary and I spent hours working on creating a bouquet for a styled shoot that we put together. It was on the drive to pick out these flowers that she shared her pregnancy journey with me and how much they wanted to have a baby.
It meant the world to me that she shared this with me and had even preserved these little leaves and put them together in such a beautiful way. It goes beautiful with the decor in our home and it’s something that I will cherish.
Hilary and Nick, I know that little Claire just entered your lives (with a bang!), and I see that you are already incredible parents. I can’t wait to see you raise your first daughter. And despite all of the struggle it took to get to this point, I know that it means that much more to the both of you.