Gilbert Arizona Maternity photographer, Rhea and Willem

Stunning Rhea and her husband Willem were a blast to photograph. I always love hearing these love stories. I cannot wait to meet their sweet bundle of joy!

“Willem and I have known each other for many years, since we attended Bogle Junior High School.  Although we attended the same high school, we never dated or hung out.  A few years ago he happened to see me at Target while I shopped for a birthday card for a co-worker, and that prompted him to look me up on…yes you guessed it FaceBook!  We talked on FaceBook for a while until I finally got the courage to see if he wanted to hang out.  We went to Graham Central Station with a bunch of my friends, I guess I didn’t scare him away because he asked me out to dinner.  We have been inseparable ever since.  We started dating in June 2010, married and purchased a home June 2012, and our son Marius Steven is due in October 2013.  Time is just flying by, and having your best friend there sharing every moment is awesome!!

It can be important to look your best at Target, you never know whose attention you are going to catch, could be your future husband”

I love it! Can’t wait for that baby to come along!

Love and regards,

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Hi there, I am Melissa. We moved to Arizona when I was five years old, so I consider myself a desert native. I am the mother of three wonderful children, a wife to an amazingly loving and extremely intelligent man, and a lover of animals. (We live on a small farm) I am the proud pet owner of a Chocolate Lab, miniature wiener dog, 26 chickens, 2 goats, a horse, and a miniature horse named Switch. Photography has always been a passion of mine, and 13 years ago I was able to form a successful small business doing what I love. I feel so blessed that God gave me this gift that I can pass along to others and bless them with.