Ryan & Erikka: I am so excited for you and the journey you are about to embark on. You've become more to me than clients, more to me than a slot on my calendar. You are my friends and I'm forever grateful that you allow me into your lives and let me capture the love you all have for one another.
Erikka and Ryan married on December 31st, 2015 and decided to wait a year before adding to their family. Ryan has three children from previous relationships but Erikka has loved each of them as if they were her own. They couldn't be any luckier to have a step mom as loving, inclusive, and who absolutely loves them more than Erikka. Ryan & Erikka decided Erikka would take her IUD out in December.
In mid January Erikka took a pregnancy test on her birthday and it was negative; she started her period the next day.
February rolled around and she states, "I just had a FEELING." She was still about a week away from when she should have started her period, but knew if she didn't take a test she would obsess about it. She took a test and it IMMEDIATELY said positive. Cue instant tears.
Erikka told Ryan the day after she found out-on Valentines Day. She decided to do a layered message in a present. The first layer had a note saying "The only thing better than having you as my husband". The 2nd layer said "Will be our child having you as their father". The last layer had a baby bib and THREE positive pregnancy tests. Two of them being digital so Ryan knew exactly what he was looking at.
She caught it all on video. Enjoy!
I love his reaction. "Really? Like full blown? How many did you take??!!"
Throughout her pregnancy Erikka has been glowing. She treasures every step along this journey and states it couldn't have been any better. Kinsley- the name they've chosen is one special and loved baby. I can't wait to meet her and photograph her birthday.
Erikka's maternity session was done at Baskett Slough in Dallas, Oregon. It was a beautiful day and we chose golden hour for them. I loved how they turned out, how beautiful Erikka looks, and the love shared between everyone.
Stay tuned for baby Kinsley's birth.
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