Melissa and Cesar wanted a unique maternity session. This couple didn’t have the opportunity to do an engagement session, so they wanted to go all out for their baby bump. Melissa shopped and shopped until she found the most perfect dress. Lucky for us, we chose the most perfect day, too. Fairchild Tropical Gardens is truly an oasis, so much lush landscape to work with; so much of it that it’s impossible to visit and photograph each section of the gardens in one day. I took the couple to some of my favorite spots and one newly discovered spot, the lilly pond, the trellace, the caucus garden and last but not least the butterfly garden. It was my first time visiting the butterfly garden, and I was in heaven. It was the perfect ending to our shoot. Although I have photographed at fairchild a number of times, it has been over a year since the last time. Melissa and Cesar made me fall in love with it all over again. I can’t wait to shoot there again.