Kate & Ethan – Mommy and Me

On Thursday, I got to hang out with Kate and her little guy, Ethan for a quick session! I asked Kate earlier during the week if she'd like to model for me and I was sooooo excited when she said yes! I'd known Kate for years after she was my engagement photographer and I looked up to her so much from the beginning of my photography journey. She was (and still is!) so talented, friendly and the kind of photographer I aspired to be. Seriously, she's awesome.

Sometimes, it's really hard to not compare yourself to other photographers and feel envious of what they seem to have vs what you're lacking or just the overall competitive feeling that happens in this industry. So being able to consider another super talented photographer a friend makes my heart so so happy. It's such a great feeling when your photographer friends are able to encourage each other, just chat about photography and life overall and just relax while doing what we love to do. I was laughing just about the entire time I was with these two and it was probably one of the best days of this week.

I knew that she and Ethan would be perfect models for the Mommy and Me sessions I was planning and our shoot went beyond amazing, I had such a hard time narrowing down my favorites! Ethan was such a cutie, he looked so dapper in his bowtie and Kate's a glowing mama with Baby Styles no.2 on the way! 

This session will be allllll over my social media because I can't keep all this gorgeousness hidden away. But here's some favorites from Thursday!

MJ Mendoza Photography - Virginia Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
MJ Mendoza Photography - Virginia Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
MJ Mendoza Photography - Virginia Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer
MJ Mendoza Photography - Virginia Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer