It may be silly but when you have a best friend that you’ve had since elementary school you dream & think about things like having babies at the same time. When I got the phone call last fall that my best friend Melissa was pregnant… and only 7 weeks behind me I was ecstatic!!! I couldn’t believe it… something we’d talked about and dreamed about together was actually happening. We were going to be having babies within a short period of each other and that means they get to grow up with one another… baby M & baby Kenlee can totally have all the fun we used to have… and they’ll have Kenzie to “rule” over them… because I definitely see her telling them what to do (in the nicest way of course)!!! I am soo soo excited for Matt & Melissa and CAN NOT wait to meet baby M in the coming months and I’m still very much in shock that we are both having babies right now!!! I am a little sad though because with Kenlee’s arrival in just a few weeks I know I’ll be missing out on showers for Melissa, but hopefully she knows I’m there in spirit!!!
The first weekend of February I was lucky enough to help throw a shower (alongside so many other amazing women… y’all if you’re reading this, thank you for helping make that shower a reality and for the amazing job y’all did) for Melissa!! I think Melissa referred to this one as her “family & church family” shower 🙂 and it was such an honor to help plan and be part of! And I am so thankful she was up for having it so early… I knew there was no way if it was any later that I could make the trip home… so Melissa, thank you for being willing to do it super bowl weekend!!! 🙂 🙂 Anyways, the afternoon of the shower I met up with Melissa in Winston-Salem for a short maternity session. What I love about where we met was that we took her & Matt’s engagement photos in the same area!! Matt ran the Krispy Kreme run earlier that day so let’s just say he wasn’t feeling up for photos that evening 🙂 but I’m so glad Melissa still was because it was an honor to take these & we walked away with some beautiful images!!! She is such a beautiful pregnant lady!!! So glad we got a little one on one time that weekend because I always love my time with my best friend… and as most parents know… alone time with friends doesn’t always happen very often, especially when you live a little ways from each other…. so even if it was short, it was sweet and I loved it!!! Melissa, I seriously can not wait to meet this little man that’s going to call you mommy!! You are going to be such an AMAZING mom!!!
Kendra Martin Photography is a Greenville, SC Photographer & Spartanburg Photographer specializing in Wedding Photography, Senior Photography, and Lifestyle Photography.