The hubs and I are both originally from Arizona, and although we love our life in L.A., the Grand Canyon State will always be home. That’s why, while in town for our baby shower a few weeks ago, we decided to use the gorgeous Sonoran Desert landscape as the backdrop for our maternity photo shoot. Deciding to take maternity photos at all was a difficult decision for me to make. My pregnancy has been hard. Between the weight gain (which no woman likes), extreme nausea that I’m still on medication for, and severe sciatica that had me completely immobile and on bed rest, I haven’t been feeling my most beautiful, glowing self. But wedding and family photographer Kaitlin, of K. Welty Photography, put me right at ease from the start. And now we’re so pleased with how well the photos depict not only the beauty of our native landscape, but the affection and joy we’re feeling so intensely for our boy. I’m thrilled to have these photos to look back on and remember such a unique moment in time.