When the lovely Ashley shared with me that the Rataic Crew was expecting, my first exclamation was “YAY!!! Another adorable kid in the friend-family!!!!” and then was immediately followed by “Dude, when do we get to shoot your Maternity Portrait?!?” (Guys, lemme tell ya, it’s tough being friends with a photog because all we want to do is take pictures of you…for realz.) But with a Maternity Session, I had to be patient. Something I sooooort of have a problem with being.
We were all at a friends house having a Sunday dinner get-together, discussing Ashley’s upcoming doctor’s appointment and when we were planning to do a Maternity shoot (see? I’m relentless!) and whatnot. I looked at her baby bump and commented “Hey, you look a lot bigger than when you were pregnant with Camden…wouldn’t it be funny if you’re having twins?” A few days later, Ashely called to let me know that apparently twins ran in both their families & instead of 1 adorable lil bebe, they are officially expecting 2 adorable lil bebes. I’m so the baby whisperer.
As always, I love photographing the Rataics. They always come up with the best ideas, dress to impress, and we always have a blast. While we definitely wanted to document the Rataic Twins’ baby bump, we wanted it to be a whole family adventure. So get ready for some ‘Garage Band’ and ‘fun with paint’ awesomeness…complete with Ashley looking absolutely stunning.