fall of matt’s freshman year at UGA, he and a few buddies went on a climbing trip. one of the guys brought a camera and, after the trip, burned a disk of the images for each of the guys who went. that guy was andrew. a few months later it was christmas and two other guys from that trip -so impacted by the awesome pictures that andrew took- got cameras themselves. one of those guys was matt. andrew and matt became roommates for the next three years and shared not only many friends, meals and laughs- but also a love for photography.
andrew and his lovely wife, jaynah, got married a few years before we did. they settled into an adorable home in augusta and we watched them start thinking about a family while slowly replacing each of their cars with larger capacity vehicles and then, joyously, find out they were having a little baby girl! we are so grateful for their friendship and transparency- we’ve learned a lot about life and love and marriage from the time we have spent with them.
that being said we were thrilled when they asked us about pregnancy pictures! though we’d never even attempted to capture a couple in this pivotal stage of life we knew that with andrew & jaynah we wouldn’t be able to help but get great shots! so we said yes. and i am so glad we did! first of all- jaynah totally has one of those adorable little pregnant bellies that is so fun to photograph and second- andrew can’t help but grin whenever he sees it. easy for us, huh!? :)
i could talk all day about these two but no doubt you’re really here for the pictures. ;)
first up! a family portrait with their adorable little watchdog, daisy:
this shot just makes me think they are going to be awesome parents- so in love, so happy and just comfortable together:
jaynah = BEAUTIFUL
i knew when this image was taken that i wanted it to be black & white- removing the color helps bring the focus to jaynah when, in color, the bright yellows in their hair and on andrew’s face and shirt were really distracting from her beautiful expression. i love the way it turned out!
the man himself. a picture of strength and stability. ;)
look at that little watchdog! he’s going to be so protective of that baby girl!
a little sweetness:
jaynah is used to andrew taking (LOTS OF) pictures of her so i was able to empathize with her on that. BUT it seems she’s embraced it and learned to rock the camera!
these dead vines are strange, i admit. i also admit that it was my idea to shoot there. so, take it or leave it, a shot in dead vines:
there’s a lovely white wall near our apartment that we discovered when we shot our snow pictures a few weeks ago so we were excited to take some portraits there! i love how simple and clean these images are! almost like a studio but with the softness of natural lighting. plus their expressions are just so sweet- i think any of these would be stunning as a gallery wrap!
matt’s favorite picture of the day, LOVE jaynah looking straight into the lens:
and this is my favorite! jaynah’s just so cute & little and andrew’s so dominate & protective:
i love the way the white wall emphasizes her shape! and the brick here- glad we included that in a few, it’s a nice texture:
jaynah & andrew, thank you so much for allowing us to capture your family! we are so blessed to have you as friends. you two are so perfect together- we can’t wait to see you become parents! little peyton doesn’t even know how lucky she is!!