This maternity session with Paulina and Jesse was so wonderfully sweet to be a part of! Every moment of our session felt so joyful and like that extra happy kind of love where you just can’t stop smiling about it all. Documenting this time, pre-baby, was such a privilege and I hope will serve as a precious reminder of their love story before their family begins to grow!
Back at the beginning of March, we met up at the University of Lethbridge on the west side of the city. It was relatively chilly that day and overcast but it made for incredible winter pictures in the coulees. We made our way across the campus in order to get to the coulees on the edge of the building. From there we were able to explore and trek around some perfect hillside spots.
Early on during the shoot, I asked the two of them what their wedding song was, which happened to be a lovely tune by Frank Sinatra. As I qued it up for them, I learned that they had even choreographed a dance for this at their wedding and honestly, I was impressed at how well they remembered it! AHhh I was gushing the whole time. And better yet, Paulina has some impressive salsa dancing skills so this whole time of dancing made for some sweet reminiscing and laughs as she tried to lead Jesse through some salsa moves.
Paulina and Jesse met down in Mexico several years ago while Jesse was down working with a missions organization. Jesse was being hosted by Paulina’s family so that was part of their initial encounter with one another. Paulina said originally she wasn’t interested at all in him, but time must’ve worked some magic to turn that all around! Here they are now, happily married and although these pictures show a baby on the way, it just so happens that they welcomed their little girl into the world last week. It was so clear to see how excited they were during their session as they got to soak up time next to each other and pose that sweet little baby bump!
I’m so excited for them as they navigate parenthood and I have no doubt they will rock at it. They both seem so tenderhearted and full of love for their little one! I’m so thankful I got to witness a piece of their love story and document it for them! Every picture from their session radiates the real love these two shared!