I almost don't even want to waste a second writing here, because this gallery has me so happy. But I'll give a couple seconds of background here, and then I'll just let you dive in for yourself.
Lauren and I graduated high school together, so naturally when she told me she was expecting I was so happy for her. My happiness grew x100 when she asked me if I would come back to Michigan for her maternity photos. Here's the thing: Lauren is a babe. We left high school, and Lauren is now a licensed esthetician. She is literally a beauty expert, so it came as no big surprise that her session was full of twinkle lights, adorable outfits and spaces, and a bathtub full of fresh flowers.
Seriously, at one point in the session she twisted her hair up and it was instantly the most beautiful chignon I've ever seen and would have taken me six hours and 8 cans of hairspray to achieve the same look. She did it with one ponytail. Girl's got talent!
Beyond that, she's going to be the most lovely mother. Talking to her about her experience thus far was so sweet, as she was honest and happy about the sometimes strangeness and thrill of having a little-one-to-be. Baby Otto, you have the coolest mom and the kindest dad around.