My latest Maternity session was special because the subject is a friend of mine. Molly is also a photographer, so no pressure huh? Most recently she was at the Tri-City Herald for most of the time I was at the Yakima Herald-Republic. Even though our newspapers were in direct competition, I had long admired her work. Sadly, we didn’t actually meet until almost two years after I left my newspaper to get married and move to Eastern Washington. I was covering the Washington state track meet in Pasco for the Seattle Post Intelligencer when we finally met. There are so few women newspaper photojournalists that I knew right away who she was. We’ve been friends ever since.
It’s no surprise that Molly chose a gorgeous location for her photo shoot. It overlooks the Yakima River near Benton City. She and her husband, Gary, are adorable together. They’re waiting till the birth to find out the sex, too. How romantic!