Some women are afraid of maternity photos and some really embrace them. I showed this couple a handful of photos when we first met to see what they liked and didn’t like. They were both natural in front of the camera and we had a really fun session. To see more from this session, check the maternity portfolio.
Less than 2 weeks ago I had a maternity session with a couple who were past their due date with their first child. Now, I just had the pleasure of meeting their new baby girl, Lillian. She did excellent during her session and slept the majority of the time. The shot on the right was taken at the very end of the session, after she woke up. I love how alert her eyes are and I think that one is so sweet.
This was a first for me. I shot a maternity session the day AFTER the due date. That being said, doesn’t she look amazing! We were hiking all around this park and climbing hills in the snow. I was a little worried I was going to send her into labor, but she was so hilarious and kept saying she was fine. What a fun session this was! I’m sure I’ll have a newborn post with them within a couple weeks.
I have found over the years that some couples embrace the baby bump and some just see pregnancy as a means to an end. This couple was so adorable because they were so excited about their pics. Mama to be came with ideas and props and we all had a great time! Just a few more weeks and I’ll be posting pics of their little baby boy.
I always say, 18 months through three years old (boy) is the hardest to photograph. This is fine and a challenge I feel ready for every time. However, I think parents often get discouraged and a bit frazzled during these sessions. This little guy was just like all the other children his age, on the go! We did a few different “poses” that were more fun for him and I’m hoping the parents are pleasantly surprised because I think they turned out great!
So many women do not want maternity photos taken. This is a very close friend of mine. She is due with her third (and last) child and I told her we had to take a couple shots. She said she didn’t want her face in them because she was sweaty (we had been outside in 90 degree temps for a couple hours prior to these pics). Well, I think she looks beautiful and I can’t wait to meet the little one soon!
Newborns sessions are so rewarding. I love capturing the perfect shot that the family will cherish forever. This session could not have went more smoothly. The two older siblings were very cooperative and this (not even one week old) little guy did amazing as well. You may be wondering what is that shot with the goggles? Well, his father is a college diving coach, so we thought it’d be pretty adorable. What do you think?