Family & Maternity

Melissa + Chris, Downtown Ashland Formal Maternity

These two are long-time friends that I just adore more than words can express. I first met Chris about 16 years ago when I took my first dance lessons in West Coast Swing. And then I got hooked. Then years later, Melissa moved to Oregon from the Bay Area and blew us all away with her dance skills. She opened Candela Dance Studio in Grants Pass, Oregon. If you are ever interested in learning dance (once our world returns to normal-ish), you’ve definitely got to check it out! Chris and Melissa are amazing people that I am so grateful to have in my life. I am so thrilled for them with this next chapter in their lives with this little babe arriving soon. I cannot wait to meet this lucky kid!

We chose downtown Ashland and Emigrant Lake for these portraits. The lake is pretty sad these days; it’s more like a puddle. But the scenery was still a beautiful backdrop. And downtown was rainy all morning but decided to give us a break once we arrived. Her gorgeous green dress was perfect for that spot!