It's finally time for my maternity leave! I have one shoot to wrap up, then I am taking some much needed time off to be with my boys before baby girl arrives! Every time I've taken time off to have a baby, I get almost overwhelmed by how amazing my job is. My clients really are the best in the whole world. So, thank you for all of your emails and texts (and all the future ones I'll receive, I'm sure) congratulating us on the baby! I wish I could take all your pictures every day of the year, but I'm looking forward to a little time off to enjoy a brand new baby! You'll see a lot of her in the meantime, I promise.
Anyways! I've said it before, but one huge regret I have from my first pregnancy is the lack of pictures I took. I have ONE pregnancy photo from my second pregnancy that I love - so this time, I wanted to do it right. I searched and searched for exactly what I wanted, and had a custom flower crown made when I knew that the peach blossoms were going to be a possibility for my photos! It is SOOOO worth the time, money and effort. These pictures are everything I wanted - exactly how I pictured in my head! Hats off to my cousin, Makendie - a budding photographer, for helping me with these! It's pretty rare that I relinquish control of my camera, and I can be pretty picky when it comes to how I'm photographed. She did an amazing job!! I already cherish these photos so much. We never in a million years thought we would have any girls, and for some reason that makes this pregnancy so special to me. I adore my boys more than anything, but we are over the moon to be welcoming a daughter! She's already a spoiled princess... that should make for an interesting eighteen years down the road :)
I appreciate all of you so much - my hormone soaked brain can't even find the words to tell you how much! I'm looking forward to accepting clients in June - possibly sooner! So, keep an eye out on Facebook (Hayley Bradshaw Photography) and Instagram (@hayleybradshawphotography) for when I'll be booking again! Now, I'm off to watch way too many hours of Netflix, dig in the sandbox with my boys, and fold teeny, tiny, PINK baby clothes until our daughter is FINALLY here!!