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Sarah + Joel | Hays Nature Preserve Fall Maternity Session

Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing a maternity and engagement session with this beautiful woman, her fiancé, and sweet Tatum at Hays Nature Preserve.  During our initial correspondences on Facebook messenger, I knew I wanted to be her friend!  I know I sound a bit looney but hang in there.  With every message, Sarah always asked me how I was doing and wished me well.  She has the biggest heart!

During the planning process, Sarah communicated to me her vision for their session, along with images of her outfits and inspiration.  All of which was a photog’s dream!  I’m so happy she reached out and trusted me to capture these precious memories.

We met two hours before sunset at the preserve to take advantage of the GOLDEN LIGHT!  (My very fave).  When the truck door opened out hopped Tatum with her big blue eyes and ecstatic little personality.  That momentum lasted during our entire session!  Joel’s parents were kind enough to join us and watched over Tatum to give us an opportunity to take a few intimate photos of just Sarah and Joel.  Did I mention this took place during the Iron Bowl?  We live in Alabama, y’all!  That’s a huge deal.  Major kudos to Joel for being so agreeable!

I absolutely fell in love with this family as we progressed through our session together.  There’s an ease you can feel while being around them.  Sarah’s tenderness with Tatum warmed my heart.  And the way Joel looks at Sarah!  It’s a look every girl dreams about.  They will officially be tying the knot this week in the Smoky Mountains.  Congratulations!  I wish you guys all the best as your love and family continues to grow!
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Sarah ordered this stunning dress on Etsy and had it tailored to fit perfectly.

 This flower crown! All the heart eyes, y’all! ALL!

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