a great joy is coming

Matt and Kristine invited me to photograph their family before the arrival of their first child.  Pregnant woman are an entirely distinct category of beautiful, and Kristine is no exception.  The best part about the third trimester is the anticipation that builds as your due date approaches, and you imagine the great joy that is coming.  I could feel that anticipation with Matt and Kristine.  I'm so thankful we moved up their session, or we would have missed this moment with their little girl's sweet baby bump, for she was born just a few days after!