Malaina is one of my dearest friends, and I have known her since kindergarten. We grew up a few miles apart up in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I photographed her son’s home birth 7 years ago, the first of 4 births I have had the honor to document over the years. She just had her second child, Emma, named after Malaina’s maternal grandmother who she was very close to. I wanted to share a few images from an impromptu maternity session I did with her in her garden when she was eight and a half months pregnant. And I also wanted to include a few images from when Emma was about 3 weeks old.