Martha+Alan {expecting} | Louisville Maternity Photographer

My husband, Mike, has been friends with Alan for years.  They were roommates through most of college, and that’s where he and I became better friends.  When he introduced me to Martha a few years back, I had a gut feeling – that she was the one.  She had a beautiful smile, was somewhat quiet but witty as all get out, had a fantastic laugh… and I was right.  They’ve been together ever since and that makes me happy because I love her to death. ;)

We consider them two of our closest friends.  Mike and Alan work together, we usually double date on Friday nights, we’ve gone cruising together three times now, Martha is always willing to consume ice cream with me, she’s helped me through some knitting mishaps… yeah, we get along well.  So when they shared the news they were expecting, I might have started referring to their baby as “our baby,” as in everyone’s baby.  What can I say, I get a little possessive when it comes to the people I love.  I even hosted “our” baby a shower a few weeks back.  (I joke!!)  (Kind of.)

The past months have been filled with several Friday night conversations about babies.  Baby names, baby nurseries, baby things, baby clothes, baby booties, baby knits, baby cribs, baby showers…  And I can’t believe in the next few days the world will get to meet this baby.  I’ve anticipated his arrival since I first learned of him and he could be born any minute now.  But first I get to share photos from their maternity session.  Martha wanted to take their pictures at home (she tends beautiful gardens) and it was a blast to think of ways to use a home and yard I’ve spent hours in.  I like to think we did a fine job at it too.

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One of my favorites.  Martha’s look is perfect.  I fall off my chair every time I look at this photo for too long.

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LOVE THOSE SMILES!

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Alan is a carpenter.  He built their shed with the little pagoda roof that I adore.  He also built their baby a crib and it’s gorgeous.  Sure to be a family heirloom.

Martha+Alan {expecting} | Louisville Maternity Photographer

Love love love.  Martha and Alan, I cannot wait to meet your baby and hear his name for the first time.  I cannot wait to see you with him, his little body sleeping on your chests.  I cannot wait to see how you look at each other once you take him home.  Thank you so much for letting me a part of your lives, for photographing you (even if I did lay down in your driveway) and for making enough uncomfortable jokes that you guys laugh uncontrollably – because I love your laughs. Again, CANNOT WAIT!  xoxo

To meet Baby Calvin with his family, click here.

Brooke Murphy Photography - […] editing photos… blogging… you give a little, you lose a little.  But for my friend Martha, it was well worth […]

Diane - You sure did capture her beauty. Now I know what beautiful when pregnant means. I wish I had a picture of me pregnant, even if I wanted to get it over with.

Martha - Brooke you made me cry.

Melanie - What a beautiful post about two amazing people! Love all the photos! Martha, you look absolutely stunning. And don’t worry, it won’t be the last time Brooke makes you cry….In a good way :)

Doo Doo - Very nice, I really like how you present them with the background.