we spent one night at the empress in victoria, bc. during our brief stay, we really enjoyed walking around, sightseeing. it really is a cute little town
i'm a little embarrassed to admit, i still have not developed the film from our road trip...almost nine months ago. i promise i'll get to that soon. but i have [finally!!!] gone through all the photos on my dslr.
here are a few from portland. what we loved the most about this city was the food, the nice [and very fashionable] people, and the small-town feel in an urban setting. and, oh boy, did i mention the food? i don't think we had one bad meal here.
last summer, york and i went on our first real road trip together. it took us almost two weeks, we headed north, hit several coastal cities, and visited portland, seattle, victoria, vancouver and crater lake. i've been slowly culling through the photos from our trip—i know! i'm terribly inefficient these days—which i will be sharing over the next few posts. :)
okay, so i'm actually a tad further along, since i've fallen behind on these photos and updates, but not by much.
we are in the home stretch! our friends are throwing us a baby shower in a couple of weeks, and i expect that i'll be jumping into full nesting mode come june. third trimester brings new joys—a [very] respectable baby bump, and strong, consistent and reassuring baby's kicks—as well as [many, many] discomforts, but i'm happy to have made it this far and, relatively speaking, i am feeling pretty good.
with just two months left, york and i have taken a childbirth class, hospital tour, gotten vacations out of the way, now, we're just waiting for little boba to arrive! :)
sometimes i can't believe how lucky i am to have the people i do in my life.
michelle, my best friend since high school, has been living in new york for years, working on her phd. this year, she just happened to be taking some time off from school and spending her time on the west coast nearby. it's been great to have her around throughout my pregnancy and she's been incredibly supportive. recently, she suggested we take a mini vacation somewhere, like a babymoon of sorts [except without the husband :p], before it becomes too difficult for me to travel.
i've been feeling boba kicks! i first noticed them a few weeks ago and they've been getting stronger with each week, sometimes waking me up at night. i'm sure i'll beg for more sleep later, but for now, it's reassuring to finally be able to feel him move.
i'm definitely 'showing' now! for a while it felt like i never would.
oftentimes, my favorite photos from the family sessions are the outtakes. the ones the families probably won't select to print as a holiday card. the the candid photos, where no one is posing for the camera. the ones that clearly describe the love they have for one another.
during this session, the baby was unhappy, with a slight fever, and when we tried to get him to sit alone for a shot, he started crying. how sweet was it that his big brother ran over to sit down next to him and comfort him and give him a kiss?
it’s a BOY!!
i had my 20-week ultrasound last week and, instead of finding out at the clinic, we told the ultrasound tech that we'd like to find out later. she kindly asked us to turn our heads away when she was checking *ahem* down there, and she printed and placed that sonogram separately in an envelope for us to take home.
the next night, we had some of our close friends over for dinner and opened the envelope in front of them!
[digital, vsco film 03]
york and i went to piedmont park for a walk earlier this winter to scout out the location for a family shoot.
i processed these photos using vsco film 03. my editing style has changed over time. i definitely went through a phase earlier where i over-edited every photo, sometimes to make up for poor lighting/focus, sometimes just because i didn't know any better. but lately, i've settled down to a more specific style—i prefer photos that are processed carefully to look like they weren't, and less like the apocalypse [eek!]. so, the new vsco film pack may be a bit less subtle than my taste for client shoots. but i do think they are fun for personal shots like these.