I first met Tricia almost two years ago while paddling for Hawaiian Canoe Club and we instantly became friends the moment we were introduced. It didn't hurt that she was also the new girlfriend to my friend John, another fellow paddler. So it was a bit of a natural fit and with our paddling schedules, it wasn't hard for us to see each other often and catch up as time progressed.  Our friendship continued to bloom and so did their relationship...and I'm so happy it did.

Fast forward a bit and this beautiful couple was now on the (very close) verge of introducing a new little one into this world and they asked me to capture her final days before everything in their lives would change. Of course, I accepted with giddy giggles and couldn't wait to get them all together. So we chose upcountry Maui as the perfect backdrop for this cowboy, his son and his soon-to-be wife & new mother-to-be...

Now, a glimpse of our adventure filled upcountry shoot with John, Gavin, Tricia & her beautiful baby bump...

Update :::: Timing really is everything in so many ways! Two days after these photos were taken, Tricia gave birth to her first son Ian Hunter...and hopefully not her last.

Congratulations you guys - such a wonderfully beautiful family in so many ways xoxo