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A Day in the Park


My Saturday started with a early morning maternity session in the beautiful Azalea Park located in Summerville, SC., I arrived about an hour early to scope out the areas I wanted to get started in. I noticed I wasn't the only photographer in the park, a few were setting up for mini Easter sessions, I saw one of my mentors getting ready for a fashion shoot with a beautiful model, and families photographing their kids running around the park, it was busy. So, I decided to walk to the back of the park and what a good decision it was, nice and quiet, the azalea's blooming and a cute little gazebo next to a pond, it was perfect! Now let's get started; Meet the Smith family, Sy, Heidi, Gavin and one on the way!

KCP: How did you feel when you found out a child was growing inside of you?

I was honestly quite disappointed and scared. Our first son was planned and took 3.5 years to conceive. I have an infertility condition, PCOS, and was on birth control. I knew that I could not conceive naturally and it would have to be planned again. My husband and I had just discussed trying to conceive in late 2016 after we had begun to build our home. I had also planned to do some traveling in 2015-2016, so this was indeed a surprise we weren’t expecting at all. One of my daily affirmation states ‘I accept the blessing from every lesson’. This is a miracle that we greatly accept into our hearts, home, and lives.