My fast friend Helen found out she was pregnant in the middle of her culinary schooling back last April. She reached out to me to have her solo maternity photos done (which I think is super empowering, just a mother and her belly–her S.O. lives back in Minnesota so hopefully we will meet back up again for a couples maternity session in the near future…!) Just minutes after the sun rose we had the entire Lost Gulch lookout in Boulder, to ourselves. Usually it’s heavily trafficked with college students celebrating a certain time of the day and watching the sunset. I am not a morning person, but let me tell you- waking up early is always worth it! The fresh mountain air, the way the colors hit the earth with such warmth, and Helen clutching her belly and taking it all in. You’re so loved already baby boy!