Winter Maternity Sunset Session

From Julie Pottorff Photography:

For my client’s session, she wore a beautiful maternity gown that I purchased from Roses and Ruffles. I really wanted to give these a dreamy feel, and let people know that they can still get those beautiful outdoor images during winter. She was such a good sport throughout her session, and thankfully for her, it was much warmer than average! Originally, my intention was to photograph along a different spot of this road, but I like to follow the sun. There’s something so magical about having beautiful light in your images. It really adds the WOW factor that I’m looking for.


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As you can see in her images, I backlit this entire session. I really wanted that glow in the background. The location I used is simply a muddy road, surrounded by trees. I did not use a lens hood; instead, I made sure that I had the sun a little off of her shoulder, so that I wasn’t completely shooting into it. While I do love the hazy look, that wasn’t what I had envisioned for her session.

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Prior to her session, my client and I discussed her hair, makeup and accessories. It’s extremely important to make sure that you and your client are on the same page, in regards to expectations. Preplanning your client’s session helps your client feel special, well taken care of and helps your session flow smoothly. I just adore these images, and I’m so excited to meet her baby girl (due in March)!

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Gear Used:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 135L 2.0
Canon 70-200L 2.8 II

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