Every time I look at these images I feel so full of joy. This is my beautiful friend Rachel and her sweet husband, Phil. I met her a couple of years ago when I started the photo program at UofL. You know those friends you have who love the same things you love, share your style, and totally get you? Rachel is that for me. She has the most beautiful soul and this amazing combination of generosity and kindness with this hilarious, real outlook on life. Rachel and Phil broke my heart when they moved to Austin last August for Phil’s music ministry. They are expecting sweet baby Judith next month and I think Jude must be the most blessed baby in the world to have them for parents, not to mention she’ll be drop dead gorgeous – just look at these two! I was beyond thrilled to see them when they came in town for their baby shower and we had some time to take a few maternity photos. Check out Rachel’s photography here. Her most recent blog post of their baby-moon in a teepee in Marfa, TX is filled with some incredible photos.