Maternity for a Friend by Sean Michel

Favorites from a recent maternity shoot I did with a good friend of mine and his wife. It really is cliché, but I have to say this -- watching my close friends evolving into their careers, relationships and roles (in this case as parents) really hits a note for me perspective-wise. It's grounding, motivating and awe-inspiring all at the same time.

We had amazing soft light throughout the shoot and then were lucky enough to catch some serious fire in the sky for sunset. A best of both worlds type of scenario as a photographer to be honest! A great shoot with some awesome people.