It was gorgeous day in sunny San Diego this fall when we met up with Lauren to capture her near-term belly in a maternity portrait session. Lauren hails from Oklahoma but is currently living here in San Diego while her husband is away on deployment. Her baby boy Phoenix Prestley (such an awesome name!), due at the end of October, arrived right on time. Here’s a little secret about Amy … one of her absolutely favorite things on earth is visiting newborn babies in the hospital. It probably comes from visiting her dad in the hospital when she was little … he worked in the microbiology lab … and the visits to the delivery ward to see the infants in their little beds all resting or crying side-by-side (that’s how they did it back in the day). There was just something so special about peeking through the window on the new life all bundled up and looking so soft and adorable. So Amy never ever misses an opportunity to witness those first few moments. Thanks Lauren for inviting us to come visit!!! Phoenix is super sweet and we wish you all the best!!