In the past, we’ve told you how much we enjoy seeing every part of your love stories. The proposals, the engagement photos, the weddings, and sometimes we get to see the families you create. Although not every couple wants children, and some families are complete just as they are, we do enjoy seeing women we love blossom. Joanna Ballentine has been a huge contributor to Once Wed, and we were so excited to hear that she and her husband were expecting a little one. Joanna and Rylee are great friends, and Rylee captured some of Joanna’s final days of pregnancy in her Birmingham home. We can’t get enough of the soft textures, light, and of course, Joanna’s radiance in this shoot and hope that it will serve as inspiration for any maternity sessions you plan in the future.
And just so you know, Joanna and Robbie welcomed their little one, Theodore Alexander into the world on September 11, 2014 at 8.5 lbs and 21 inches long!
Photography: Rylee Hitchner
We always think the most beautiful inspiration for weddings comes from nature. After all, Mother Nature has done a wonderful job, hasn't she? In today's featured editorial, the creative team elected to work with a very simple, pared-down palette of green and brown, both usually found as the base colors in nature. Highlighting the beauty of these natural tones caused them to push the bounds of their creativity, resulting in a beautiful combination of simple, natural designs with a modern aesthetic.