Four years ago today, Toni and Bryan were married at La Posada Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We’ve stayed in touch over the years since they live in Northern California like we do. When Bryan wrote to tell us they were expecting their first child, you could tell he was exploding with happiness. So right before the due date, we took a hike on the trail near our house to do some maternity photos for them. Just like on their wedding day, Bryan was all over Toni, telling her how beautiful she was and how much he loved her.
One of my favorite photos from the last few years came from Toni and Bryan’s wedding – a portrait of Bryan smoking a cigar with Toni looking on in her wedding gown. We thought it would be fun to try to duplicate it (or update it, I should say) for their maternity session. Bryan brought out a few cigars and we posed them out on the street. You can see both versions here on the blog. And don’t worry, Toni stayed far away from the smoke.
One of the best parts of our jobs is getting to see our couples grow together, and Toni and Bryan are perfect examples of what we hope for. Hoppus John Flores was born a couple weeks ago, and right afterwards, I was receiving texts from Bryan with photos of his new son. I bet he’s counting the days before he can take Hoppus on his first surf lesson, and we’re counting the days until we get to meet him.