Pinder Maternity {Sneak Peek}

A few months ago my husband and I met up with my friend Christa and her husband Shane for dinner at Applebees. Yum, I’m kind of in love with their wonton tacos. Okay back t the story. We hadn’t seen each other in quite awhile so it was a great time just catching up on life.

I’ve actually known Christa for about 20 years. I can’t believe I’m old enough to say that…ugh. Anyway, we met in 4th grade orchestra, where we both played viola. For five years we went to different schools but always had fun together during practice. We were so excited to finally go to the same school once high school came around! I got to see her meet her high school sweetheart Shane, who proposed at prom, and then I got to watch them marry each other as Christa’s maid of honor. It was such a special day!

Needless to say, she’s one of my favorite people! So when halfway through dinner she handed me a card letting me know they were expecting their first baby I had tears in my eyes. I am SO HAPPY FOR THEM! They didn’t get pregnant easily, it was a couple of years of trying and hoping and now finally they are beyond excited to meet their baby girl, Alyssa Mae Pinder in November!

We got so many cute maternity shots, it was hard to narrow down for a sneak peek…more to come!

Rickertsen Family Highlights

I decided to team up with a local fitness trainer to offer a prize session giveaway. Backyard Bootcamp owner, Jenny Knight, has helped me so much in my own journey to a healthier me and I wanted to give back to the other inspiring women who have been right next to me on this ride. The winner of the 90 day challenge was the beautiful Kelli Rickertsen! She rocked it and made huge changes, just in time for her trip to Jamaica (I know, I was jealous too)!

She chose to use her session for some new family photos to hang on the walls of their brand new home! See, she’s hitting amazing goals all over the place. This woman is someone who has no idea how absolutely amazing she is. She’s the kind of mother I hope to be. She’s strong, determined and she takes what she wants from this life despite the challenges that are thrown her way. It was an honor to photograph her family and I wish them the very best in this next chapter of life.