It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since we first met Pam & Erik! It feels like just yesterday when Erik was holding Pam up in the air, over his head….literally! They were showing us some of their college cheerleading moves, which were even more impressive than they sound!
Pam & Erik had reached out to us back then about photographing their wedding, which was held the following year in the backyard of Pam’s parent’s gorgeous Sandwich home. We had such fun getting to know them both over that year and our friendship has remained strong.
Mostly, we’ve kept in touch via facebook and email, but recently got together for Pam’s little sister’s wedding, and it felt like a wonderful homecoming for us! See a sneak peek of Emily & Eric’s (Eric with a “C”) wedding HERE,
Over the years, we’ve watched with pride as Pam got her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy…and a good dose of awe as she took her love for fitness to new heights, becoming one of the nation’s top bikini fitness competitors. Seriously, she makes me never want to put on a bathing suit ever again! But, like anything worth having in life…it took a whole lot of hard work and commitment….something Pam is driven toward.
It’s something she’s also put to work with her new business, Pamcakes’ Pancakes, a high protein pancake company born out of her own challenges in finding quality protein-rich, yet delicious foods that weren’t overloaded with other macronutrients, like carbs and fats.
Pam is the kind of person who if she’s going to do something, she’s going to go big. And, when she & Erik took the plunge into parenthood, Pam knew she wanted to have this exciting time in her life documented. So she reached out to us about doing some photos. She researched on Pinterest, bought some gorgeous outfits and props, and had her hair & make up done for the occasion.
She wanted to have photos to one day show the sweet baby girl growing in her belly just how important her arrival is to her and how much she appreciates what her body has been able to do for her through this pregnancy. It was something I totally wanted to be a part of!
As crazy beautiful and strong as Pam looks when she’s competing and training (check out her website for a look), personally, I don’t think she’s ever looked more beautiful or strong as she does carrying Livvie! And, I feel super honored and grateful to have been allowed to share in this experience!
Without further ado….here she is….Pammie with little Livvie on board:
I just love the simplicity of these shots we did in Pam’s bedroom. Props and pretty clothes are great, but there’s something so beautiful to me about stripping all that away and just marveling at the gorgeousness that is all momma woman!
BEAUTIFUL IS…..THIS WOMAN! (Inside and out!)
Baby on board….cannot wait to meet this wee peanut behind her momma’s gorgeous bump!
Like a summer breeze….you blew into our lives, turning things over on their head. And yet, that breeze carried with it a love for which we could never have prepared. We wait for you…..
….with hearts wide open ~ excited, terrified, bewildered, full of love and a sense of unpreparedness, longing for you all the while.
Here I sit, with you as close to my heart as another can ever be. Will you love me as much as I love you? (PS….yes, Pam, she will!!!)
The halls of our family home….await the pitter patter of tiny feet.
I love this next one…we were just talking about Livvie and her arrival, and Pam was rubbing her belly and talking to Livvie. I can envision the two of them, one day holding hands down by the pond’s shore, collecting baby frogs, as the sound of little girl giggles echoes across the water. It makes my heart smile…BIG!
Wendy & John (Pam’s folks) have a couple of rows of fruit trees on the property and Andy suggested it might make a nice spot for a portrait of Pam….he wasn’t wrong! Hello you gorgeous creature!! Mother Nature, eat your heart out!!
Dreaming of things to come….
Pammie….love you to bits and couldn’t have enjoyed our afternoon together more!! Thank you and Erik for making time for us during your visit to Cape Cod. I know how much this place and this time in your life means to you. I hope these photos reflect that and serve as beautiful evidence for Livvie of how very lucky she is to have you as her momma! Thank you both for including us in this next happy chapter! Big hugs & love, Chris & Andy xoxo