Amber and Nick’s Columbia MO summer engagement photography session was held at Shelter Gardens. It was lovely to spend an afternoon with these two, and their son Luca who joined in a for a few portraits too! Amber and Nick were scheduled to tie the knot in mid-May at Cooper’s Ridge. As so many couples are having to do, they shifted their wedding plans to next spring in light of Covid. After this session, we are even more excited to document their wedding day. Nick kept Amber cracking up throughout the session, making our job easy!

Postponing their wedding day also means that we were able to capture some maternity pictures for them, AND will get to photograph their son at the actual wedding! In the fifth photo below, Amber and Nick are feeling their baby kick… what a magical moment!

Thanks to these two for exploring Shelter Gardens in a breezy summer evening with us. Scroll down to see some of our favorites from this engagement/family/maternity session!  :)

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