everything we do is measured by it.
times that made us feel something deep in our heart.
the greatest of all our feelings.
our most precious gift from God.
how we share time, memories, love, and life defines us, enriches us, bonds us.
the time kim and i have been photographers has been the most fulfilling of our lives. we have met so many incredible people and shared some amazing memories. memories we have also shared with all of you via our blog.
today i’m sharing some photo memories of two wonderful people we met a short while ago, kymberli and al, of webbed foot photography.
every day as we surf the internet we look, not only for images that inspire us, but for people that inspire us.
al and kymberli are in that group.
they take great images, but beyond that, they are deeply caring people. as you can see from these posts on their blog.
we love people that love dogs!
one of our first connections with kymberli and al was when they were headed to hawaii. we gave them the low down on all the awesomeness hawaii has to offer. God knows i love to talk about that place. :) several email / blog exchanges later we received a question so awesome i have to say it while doing finger quotes, “will you do a maternity shoot for us?” we were completely blown away. kymberli was the first person to ever ask us that. weddings are one thing, and it’s humbling enough being asked by another photographer to do a simple portrait, but being asked to document this time that a mother shares with her unborn child, that’s huge. no pun intended. (you’ll know what i mean when you see how tiny kymberli is). without hesitation we graciously accepted the invite and marked our calendar. as luck would have it, we were asked by another awesome photographer couple ( katy and ben ) to do a last minute* maternity session for them before the time came to do kymberli and al’s session. (*katy had her twins two days after we did the shoot.)
with one maternity session under our belt (unexpectedly), we met up with kymberli and al in a beautiful spot here in san diego and created some wonderful memories together. prior to this session, we had “known” them for more than a year, albeit only by their avatars and internet images. meeting them in person and being witness to the love they share reassured us that “they are who we thought they were” (for those football fans in the house). the life God has created through kymberli and al will be so blessed. riley is going to be one lucky keiki to have this awesome couple for parents.
ok, i could go on for days telling you how awesome these two are, but i’d rather show you. i’ve talked enough. (did i just say that?)
everyone, meet kymberli, al, and baby riley.
my first favorite
seriously, this is a maternity session. who else wants to look this good in their third trimester? me! me! me! me! me!
i can’t prove it, but i think kymberli stuffed a pillow under her shirt for this shot just so she would actually look pregnant. doesn’t she look amazing! (notice no question mark. that’s because it’s not a question. it’s a fact!)
personal favorite number two.
oh yeah, ferocity was brought.
no, that’s not sweet sweet sun flare. kymberli was just absolutely beaming.
we promise, baby riley is in there.
since we weren’t lucky enough to know kymberli and al before they got married, we did a quick impromptu ring shot for them. the first ever maternity/ring session.
this is the part when i say thank you to kymberli and al. thank you for your friendship, your trust, and your kind hearts. we are so happy there’s about to be another person like you in our world.
may God bless you all and always keep you safe. can’t wait to see all the cute little baby riley detail shots i know you are going to take! from the little fee fees and little toes, all the way up to the tiny little nose. babies rule and so do you two!