Hannah Nielsen » Documentary Family Photographer Seattle Portland and Worldwide

The Harper Family – Portland Maternity Photography

“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited.” – Anne Christian Buchanan

Every time I get the opportunity to photograph Courtney I get all nostalgic and talk about how long we’ve known each other (20ish years) and all the things we’ve experienced together and how old (I mean grown up) we are. I’ll resist a little bit this time and just focus on her. And her sweet family. And that new life growing in her belly. I feel like it was two seconds ago that we had our last session together, when Brooklynn was still a baby herself. Now life is changing for the Harpers. Brooklynn may not understand yet, but she is preparing to be a big sister. Courtney and Ed are waiting for the indescribable moment of holding their child in their arms for the first time. So having this little bit of time together at the park, hanging out in the last of the summer sun, felt symbolic to me. Because one season is turning to another. Brooklynn stomped on yellow leaves while we played. Fall is on it’s way. And with it, a new, bigger, deeper meaning of the word “family” for the Harpers. And can I just say, I can not wait to meet this baby!  Portland maternity backlit belly shotPIN Portland family photography toddler girlPIN

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