I had the pleasure of photographing Nancy and Jeff for their engagement several years ago, and was very excited to be able to capture them again in the last few weeks of pregnancy.
Not only is Nancy glowing, but Jeff is beaming as well. They are both so excited for this next chapter in life!
Every day Jeff reads to the baby from a children’s book, making sure she (yes, it’s a she…) will recognize his voice when she emerges.
Nancy is the calmest expectant mother I have seen, and their love is stronger now than ever.
Next up: The Newborn!!
Since the death of Fidel Castro, I have been combing through my archives of Cuban photos, and have found some interesting work I have not yet posted.
It is fun to go back and edit work after a period of time, and often you see it with fresh eyes.
I recently revisited some images I had taken in a remote area of Romania in May 2014, which happened to coincide with haymaking season.
I was in the village of Hoteni, in Maramures, one of the most remote areas of Europe, where villagers preserve a way of life that most cast off centuries ago.
Romanian villagers still use horse-drawn carts and work the land together. Hay is made by hand, cut with scythes, turned while using homemade wooden pitchforks and draped over wooden railing to dry.
Hay can be ruined easily if it gets too wet, and these farmers must make haste while the weather is good.