When you call the coast of paradise home, few things can make your life even more wonderful than it already is. However, there is one thing that can add an infinite amount to happiness to the fullest and most-satisfied of hearts — a child. Traveling some years ago from Washington state to Costa Rica to pursue their dreams of working in the destination wedding business, floral designer Kirsten and photographer Jonathan are just the two people to prove this theory true. Today, as we join them and Katherine Stinnett Photography in this intimate, oceanside maternity shoot at Playa Tamarindo, it doesn’t take much to realize that these two were simply radiating with joy and excitement to meet their first born. When you’ve got the glow of love like these two had, there’s certainly no need for photo props or coordinated outfits; their smiles and their hugs are all the additions they needed to complete the session. For the first part of their day, Kirsten donned a geometric print sundress that showed off her growing belly while she and the love of her life explored the grassy plains that lead to the beach below. Later, a simple black dress created the perfect contrast to the blue ocean and cloudy sky that highlighted the backdrop of the second portion of their day. This is the point at which one of the most stunning photos of the entire series makes an appearance. In this photo, the two stood together on one of the rocks by the coast, and you can see visions for the future dancing on both Kirsten and Jonathan’s faces as they look at each other — thoughts of kissing their daughter for the first time, telling her bedtime stories at night, and watching her play on this very beach throughout the years to come. It’s the moments like this that transcend words, overcome time and demonstrate just why photography remains so dear to our hearts.
We know these gorgeous photos will forever inspire precious memories for these two!