I can count on my fingers the number of weeks until Rosie and Daren will be welcoming a new addition to their family. I get all giddy about bump shoots - especially with first timers - that feeling of standing on the very brink of something momentous fizzes in my blood. I remember being quite undone and bursting into floods of tears the first time I felt a baby kick under my hand. I still feel like that, but happily for bemused mamas-to-be have got a grip on the old waterworks these days.
So when the lovely couple invite me down for a bump shoot / weekend of long overdue gossip (btw oh boy can Rosie cook - I left on Sunday a good 3 kilos heavier than I arrived) we cross our fingers firmly for sunshine with flattering cloudy moments and, 40s hair, make-up and wardrobe choices complete, head out to Bushey Park by Hampton Court to take a leisurely stroll around the lake, the palace and their surrounds and capture some pretty moments (scoffing a nice big ice cream along the way of course).
I love these shots... I hope you do too.