I met Sam over a decade ago while we were both lifeguards at our county pool in Rahway, New Jersey, so I was incredibly excited to hear from her when she reached out to Etched in Oak Photography, asking to schedule a beach maternity session. Sam and her husband Briv are expecting their first little baby girl in November and they are both glowing! Jenna and I met up with them at Sandy Hook, which happens to be Sam & Briv's favorite go-to beach during the warm months. We found a perfect spot to shoot among a cluster of big rocks which added some great depth and dimension to an otherwise flat shoreline. We even had some fun making them hold a pose while we waited for the perfect moment when a wave would crash up behind. As a special personal touch to add to their session, Sam brought along an adorable pair of yellow baby booties hand knit by her grandmother. This lovely couple just celebrated their one year wedding anniversary, how special to be starting their second year of marriage with the excitement of welcoming their baby girl! Watching them stroll the beach hand in hand, it was so easy to feel the love and connection between these two and how incredibly excited they are to grow their little family together. We can't wait to meet baby Ramona in November.