El Matador Beach Maternity Session

“Beach!” squealed Leah while picking up handfuls of sand and enthusiastically throwing them into the waves. She wanted to kick off her cute, little sandals right away and run. While she was a little skeptical of us at first, keeping close to Katie and Ryan, by the end of the evening, we were all best friends.

When Katie first told us that she really wanted to do a family session before baby #2 arrives, she shared that even though they were so excited to see their family grow, she knew this precious season as a family of 3 was coming to an end. Sometimes, seasons are like that. We may feel so excited looking ahead at all that is to come, while also feeling a little sad as we say goodbye to the season we are in. Life is bittersweet that way. But that’s what makes capturing moments and memories like this so special.

We, especially Beau, did not tire of playing on the beach all evening with Leah. She giggled and laughed as she danced with her dad, and loved reaching up to touch her mom’s tummy every time we asked her where her baby sister was. Beau definitely won her over, throwing sand right alongside her and giving her high-fives every time she posed with her biggest smile. Katie told us that she is still talking about “Beau at the beach!”

Katie and Ryan, we are so thrilled that we were able to capture this special season of you two with Leah. Both her and your sweet girl on the way are so blessed to have you two as parents! It has been a joy getting to know you both over the last year, and we look forward to all the game nights, scavenger hunts, and church events with you in the future 🙂