Amanda & Dustin, Maternity session in Brooklyn, New York.

I can't express how excited I am that my brother in law and his finance are having a baby, let alone a little baby girl!! The first one in our family! I am beyond thrilled, to say the least... 

Each year for Christmas we have big celebrations with my husbands side of the family, my mother in law and of course we do Christmas morning with my son and visit with my family later on in the day. This year we changed it up quite a bit! 

My son, husband and father in law all headed out in our car to Manhattan, NY to visit Amanda & Dustin instead. I have only been to NY twice. Both times for less than a day. This time we got to spend 4 days in NY. 

We were welcomed so warmly with open arms and tons of love! We spent every day with them galavanting all over Manhattan & Brooklyn. We really got to see all of the fun little spots and it was such a pleasure getting to know Amanda even better! I seriously can't wait to have a niece! 

So for our portrait session we decided to just walk around Amanda & Dustin's new neighborhood in Brooklyn Heights. It's so different than the city. It has a really cool, chill vibe. It's really beautiful and the view from the promenade was spectacular. I love that I was able to experience that with these two. 

You can tell how much love they have for each other and how excited they are to be starting this new chapter in their lives. 

Thank you both for the amazing time and I can't wait to come back to meet my new little niece! To many wonderful adventures in parenting,  LIVE.LAUGH.PHOTO. <3 Ariel