{Rivenbark} Maternity

October 4, 2017



Have you ever met someone and instantly wish you had known them your whole life?  That was me with the Rivenbarks.  These two are absolute treasures, their love for people, and sincere kindness, just glows;  you can't help but want to bask in their warmth.  It also helped that we are all huge nerds and Harry Potter fans, we could have talked for hours.  We met up at Alum Springs park in Fredericksburg for some dreamy sunset light in the woods, and it sure didn't disappoint.  The stream and wooded backdrop were perfect for this elegent mom and dad to be.  They have two little ones at home too, but I really love their decision to focus on themselves and this baby.  So often the third baby gets lost in the mix, its nice that they will get to remember the quiet times when it was just the two, or three, of them.  


It is a few weeks later (I'm bad at blogging, I know, I'm working on it) and I am still gawking at Shelby's impeccable taste, that flower crown, that dress, his suspenders, every detail is perfect.  They also rocked this shoot like they've been modeling their whole lives, it was pretty incredible...even though I was promised awkward and uncomfortable (they lied!), but they sure made it hard to pick out just a few favorite shots.  Maybe it is because Shelby is an amazing photographer, check out her work at https://www.sageandpetalphotography.com.  But I can't say it enough, there is no greater compliment than being hired by another artist.  For so many reasons, thank you, Rivenbarks, I am exceptionally glad to have met you!!



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