Kaitlin & Shalene


I seriously hope that best-friend maternity photos catches on, because getting to photograph these two besties was one of the highlights of my year. Kaitlin and Shalene have been best friends dating way back to grade school. They've been through every stage of life, the good at the bad, together. I'd always wanted to do a best-friends maternity session, and when these two turned up to be pregnant at the same time I reached out and they obliged me. We went down to Dash Point State Park one August evening, and played in the waves waiting for sunset. They were happy to let me experiment, and even got into the cold, Pacific Northwest water.

It really makes me think about my own best friends, and reminds me how lucky I am to also have a "bestie" that I get to grow old with.