Kristin in a fellow local photographer and we even went to the same high school just a few years apart! Kristin and Mike announced on social media in 2019 that they were starting the journey to grow their family through IVF. Now…let me tell you…Kristin is a freakin’ superhero. She detailed the entire journey on her facebook page…including all of the needles! Mike had to learn how to give Kristin shots, they spent countless hours at Shady Grove, and now they’re pregnant!!
They asked me to take their pregnancy announcement photos and I cried for two reasons….1. I had been following along on social media and felt connected to them and 2. WHAT A FREAKIN’ HONOR!
I met Kristin and Mike in Clifton and the weather was perfect. The first thing I said to them when we met was, “this isn’t even my child and I bawled when I found out.” They announced to their friends and family on Mother’s Day…and if that’s not the perfect beginning to this story, then I don’t know what is. Here’s a sneak peek at some of their photos!
But….everyone knows it’s not a session with me if there’s no outtakes and fun photos and they delivered. I was laughing the entire time I was editing these.
Mike and Kristin…I am SO happy for you and this incredible life that you are bringing into this world. I know how you have prayed and cried for this miracle. I cannot wait to see how baby McHugh changes the world! See you at the gender reveal! And Happy (first) Mother’s day, Kristin!