I first met Jess about a million years ago in high school! She is a few years younger than me, but we definitely ran in the same circles. We crossed paths a lot throughout college and beyond, and over the past several years, have gotten to be come closer than ever. We enjoy all of the same things: brunch, wine dates, concerts & lashes. I can’t tell you how happy I am for Jess and her husband, Nate, to welcome a baby girl into our lives this fall. She has been through some hard thigs over the last several years, so to see her so happy and settled in life is just the best. Nate is from Ireland, and they have chosen a traditional Irish name for their girl: Niamh (pronounced Neev) Vera. I can’t wait to meet this little on in just a few short weeks! 

Here are some of my favorite portraits from their sun-soaked maternity session at Silver Lake Park in Haymarket, VA: