Danielle and Luke came to us a few years ago when they got married. They are the sweetest people, and I could tell on their wedding day Danielle was meant to be a mum. She treated her nieces and nephews like the most precious people in the world, and they flourished under her attention. Now it was their turn to hang out with me and prepare for their baby on this warm summer day.
We arranged to meet at Terwillegar Dog Park, a sprawling park sitting alongside the river in River Bend. Once there it doesn’t take long to feel like you are a million miles away from the city. There are so many amazing locations it’s easy to get away from the plethora of dog walkers and families out to enjoy the evening.
We picked paths at random, basking in the glorious Edmonton sunshine, soaking up the serenity of nature all around us. It was fast becoming a maternity adventure session as there were so many places I had not had the chance to explore before. Danielle and Luke were happy to wander the endless trails discovering forts below sun dappled leaves and colourful wildflowers springing forth in the meadows. Their excitement for the next stage of their lives radiated from them filling our evening with laughter and smiles.
Danielle and Luke it was lovely to have the opportunity to catch up with you after your wedding a few years ago. We are honoured that you both chose to come and see us again to help capture this time in your lives as you take the leap into parenthood. You are going to be amazing. Preparing to be parents for the first time is a once in a lifetime experience filled with anticipation, trepidation and excitement. It is different feeling for everyone, I remember it well.