Kristin & Dave’s Dreamy Maternity

A dreamy maternity session from our Volume 3 print edition, and featuring one of our White Wren Collaborative members as well! We love maternity sessions that integrate both parents, and also how soft and lovely this session is!

This feature was published in The White Wren Volume 3 – pick up your print copy here! 

from the photographer: “This dreamy maternity session was photographed at the cusp of spring at The Great Marsh Estate in Bealeton, Virginia. Kristin and her husband Dave are expecting their first child, so it was an honor to document this special time for them. Everything about this warm spring evening exuded a graceful elegance, from Kristin’s whimsical dress to the way she and Dave looked adoringly at one other. I hope they look back and remember this magical time of waiting. I cannot wait to see them become parents and continue their journey of love.”

What’s your favorite family pastime?
As a family, we absolutely love a wide variety of outdoor adventures, depending on the season and location!  We will use any opportunity and excuse to find ourselves together on flowy mountain bike trails or surfing our kayaks in the white water of the Potomac River, just below Great Falls.  Regardless of the adventure, we often end the day with a batch of homemade cookies and a glass of milk.

Any lessons you learned as a family through the last year?
Social distancing and quarantine periods over the past year made engaging on a deep level with friends and family more challenging.  Through these challenges, the importance of community and nourishing deep connections was highlighted to us across a number of different dimensions, inspiring us to find new and creative ways to engage community through these unusual times.

Tell us a fun or silly story that happened to your family!
While hiking through the Grand Tetons, we found ourselves on more of an adventure than we realized!  After trekking through unexpected snowbanks and forging icy streams, we finally started making our way back to our destination in the Caribou Targhee National Forest.  Standing atop the Teton Crest at early dusk and surveying our descent into a meadow, we spotted a “bear”, only to realize it was just a large log!  However, shortly thereafter, we DID spot both a black bear and a grizzly bear (on different sections of the trail), right along our upcoming route!  With bear spray in hand, we sang louder and more obnoxiously than ever before to prevent a close encounter with one of those bears.  We fortunately avoided trouble, but when we finally made it to a clearing in the meadow, we stopped dead in our tracks as we encountered TWO moose staring us down AND a cinnamon bear, all together in the same clearing!  Thankfully, they eventually walked off (probably bothered by our singing!), but it certainly was a day to remember!

What does family mean to you?
Family means being united together as a team and loving each other unconditionally, working to bring out the best in each other, and supporting each other through thick and thin (as well as sharing lots of belly laughs!).

This feature was published in The White Wren Volume 3 – pick up your print copy here! 

Photographer: Marie Elizabeth Photography / Location: The Great Marsh Estate / Dress: Needle & Thread / Hair and Make-Up: Lori Nansi /  Florals: Petal’s Edge Floral Design

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