Amy+Ben // A Maternity Shoot

We are so excited to welcome Amy+Ben to the CSP 5 Timer’s Club!! Technically they’re being introduced next month during their newborn session but I figured I’d give it a head start. :) We’ve photographed them for their engagement session, their wedding, this time they lived in NYC and we slept on an air mattress in their apartment and hung out with their cats Lucy+Elaine, now for their maternity, and next month when they meet their newborn son! It’s so awesome to be such a big part of helping tell someone’s family history like this, especially for people who are near and dear to our hearts. We are so glad that these guys are back in the state and living in Raleigh, and so excited for them to begin what will surely be an awesome family. Amy and Ben are some of the kindest and smartest people we know, and we’re sure these qualities will get passed on to their kiddo. Congratulations, friends!

Amber and Nick are a stunner of a couple with design sense to boot. Nick’s an architect who designed their entire home in all its fabulous, making-us-jealous-with-all-its-clean-lines glory. He now has his own architecture business doing rad things for other people’s homes too when he’s not chilling in his beautiful, beautiful furniture. Amber is a nurse who has a tattoo sleeve of Charlie Harper animal images that I’ve been secretly coveting from afar since seeing her wedding photos online a couple years ago. That’s right… oddly enough, without knowing Amber at all but having seen her wedding photos online, I’ve had a picture of her saved in a secret Pinterest folder devoted to my non-existant tattoo that I’m always thinking about. She wore long sleeves for the session with us, and I didn’t make the connection until I saw a framed picture of one of their wedding photos on a shelf and saw her tattoo and was like “YOU ARE THE TATTOO GIRL!!!” And then tried to explain in the least creepy, non-stalkerish way possible how I have a picture of her saved on my computer because I really like her tattoos. I’m not sure how uncreepy this explanation sounded (pretty sure it sounded fairly creepy) but it was pretty amazing to meet my tattoo idol in real life. Together we photographed them hanging around at the NCMA park as well as in their gorgeous home, documenting their relationship with each other and what will be their third child. Also their two adorable, hilarious doggos were also present in the house and we delighted in them running quickly and sliding across the slick floor like a couple toddlers in socks. So happy to be a part of this particular time in Amber+Nick’s life! Thanks, guys!