I got an email from her over a year ago, maybe a little more. She was asking if the small group for young women that met in my home was still meeting & when we’d be getting together next. I answered back with the details & she answered back that she & her friend would be joining us the next time our small group met. She signed the email with her name, Jasmine, & that’s the last time I expected to hear from her. I’m being honest. A lot of times people have good intentions to join a club, a small group, another activity in their life & life gets busy & they just aren’t able to keep all their commitments. Not for Jasmine though. True to her word, the next time our small group, The Hideaway met, my doorbell rang & there was Jasmine & her friend, Faith. That’s when my friendship with Jasmine began 🙂
Weeks later we met up at Coffeehound & shared stories of how we both ended up in Bloomington-Normal & how we actually for like about a month (right before I married Eric) lived just a couple houses away from each other. Little did I know that first night Jasmine attended small group & that first Coffeehound date, was the beginning of a special friendship.
Fast forward to this past May when I got a text from Jasmine telling me that she was expecting!!! She didn’t know that we were expecting too & I was counting down the days until we got to get ice cream together & I shared with her our news! Now we call each other Bump Buddy’s 🙂 (Can’t take the credit for that one, it was all Jasmine 😉 ) & our due dates are 11 days a part! Crazy how the Lord works! Who would have known that months after getting to know each other at Coffeehound that this fall I’d be taking Jasmine & Andrew’s maternity pictures!!! The Lord knew 😉
JOY & ANTICIPATION is ALL over these two’s faces!!!
Lord, thank You for this wonderful couple & their friendship!!!!
The lighting & weather was just PERFECT for their session. My friend Jasmine is just RADIATING! 😀 We did have to reschedule this session for a second time, but I liked the weather we had for this evening better anyway 😉
A personal fav of mine!
One of my favorite things about Jasmine is her laugh & smile. When she laughs, her smile just takes over the room & you just want to join in. Jasmine is a wise woman & I love how she seeks the Lord. I’m blessed to have her as my friend & Bump Buddy 🙂
I loved that Andrew wanted to be a part of this session. Maternity Sessions oftentimes focus on just the momma & I wanted to capture Jasmine & Andrew as the two of them becoming three. I’m so thrilled with how these images turned out!
Andrew, it’s obvious you adore your bride. I can’t wait to watch you love your queen & your soon coming princess!
Personal favorite of mine of the parents-to-be!
A Baby Girl Fang you are getting one beautiful momma & loving daddy! They both already love you SO much!!!!!! We all CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU!!!!
(And PS Baby Girl, please be born on my birthday, December 22 ;-))