I met Paula at Mommy and Me class when our boys were six months old. She struck me as effortlessly gorgeous (the best kind) in her yoga leggings and ponytail. She's also quadra-lingual, Brazilian, and an actress. I knew she'd make a great subject.
Needless to say, I was thrilled when she requested a maternity shoot at her Tudor-style home, from which they'll soon be moving. I cherish childhood photos where I can see details of our old houses. These backdrops and details provide otherwise forgotten context for the various stages of our lives. This is one reason I love to document families in their homes.
On a side note, these photos are an excellent example of why getting your hair professionally done for family photos is a GREAT idea.