Becoming a mother is my greatest accomplishment in life and watching expectant parents is quiet emotional for me. It brings back a flood of memories from when we, my husband and I, were expecting our daughter. I had been DYING to have a maternity session. A friend of mine, Justine Peters, is an amazing doula in Rotterdam and connected me to Rianne and Sjoerd. We chatted back and forth and arranged a session right away. I happened to be free last Saturday and so were Rianne and Sjoerd! Perfect because Rianne was due SUNDAY! We chose Euromast Park, also known as Het Park, as our location. Gorgeous fall colors, plenty of space, hidden spots and right across the street from the hospital, just in case haha!
I was a bit concerned when I looked at the, general, weather forecast. Rain, of course. I looked by hour and it looked like we would be fortunate enough to have an overcast session. Turned out the clouds parted and we had a beautiful hour of sunshine! I mean, it was the most beautiful fall day. Warm, sunny and perfect to capture these gorgeous parents to be.
When I met Rianne and Sjoerd I was greeted with warm smiles and the happiest parents to be. Their humor and love for each other is infectious. They were so calm and relaxed through the entire session and were just enjoying those moments. We navigated through the park and chatted about life and about their newest and most exciting adventure yet, parenthood. Their excitement could be felt by the entire park, I am sure of it! Rianne is radiant, a stunning mommy to be and such a trooper! Following their session we stopped at Pariqet for a tea, a treat and chatted about life some more!
Rianne and Sjoerd, I had such a great morning with you! Thank you so much for allowing me to capture such a special moment in your life. Big hugs to you both! Enjoy xx
PS - Rianne and I were messaging today and their baby STILL hasn't arrived. Fingers crossed 'it' doesn't keep them waiting too much longer! :)
The colors were perfect!
Rianne is simply stunning!