From Feather + Light Photography:
I am still swooning over this uber romantic maternity session with Catherine + Tyler. Maybe it was the summer-like fall day or the fact that these newlyweds were head over heals in love! The camera obviously loves these two, and we had such a fun and relaxing time at Valley Forge Park. I wouldn’t change a thing about this… that is, if you don’t count the 40+ mosquito bites I got, but it was so worth it!
From Tanja Schalling Photography:
I love this family, because I already shot their first maternity session, the newborn session, this next maternity session and the newborn session after this shoot.
Bettina is one of those “I walk out of hospital in my favorite pair of jeans”- mom´s, she does yoga and you can tell she feels very comfortable in her baby body, even though this shoot was in week 39.
I personally gained 29 kg with both of my children in pregnancy, I was asked if I get twins all the time ;-D
From Melissa Butler Photography:
I met this incredible momma by the river, 30 min before the sun set. Yes 30 min before total darkness!! There was a wicked storm blowing in. I thought there would be no way we would get the images, and then this happened! I had scouted the session beforehand to make sure that it would be safe for my client. I had pre directed her as to what to wear, how to do her makeup and hair. So I didn’t have extra time to stress about posing or to over think the situation. I placed her in the river and let my creative side GO. This session inspired me to listen to my inner artist more!
From Nikki Marie Photography:
I had never had the opportunity to meet Miss Hilary in person (only email correspondence) but when Her and her husband Shane walked through the door of our meeting spot, I knew instantly a lifetime friendship would soon commence. Leading up to this wonderful maternity session Hilary and I had brainstormed some truly magical ideas and we were so pumped to finally make our ideas come alive. This ravishing first time mama-to-be was in love with the idea of a dark, dreamy and almost whimsical approach to these photos that she would cherish forever- and I was more than happy to oblige. So when we pulled up to our Central Coast of California location- I knew as soon as the fog began to roll in that we would be in for a session for the books! Enjoy the beauty that was The Walton’s maternity session!!
**A tip for readers: Maternity sessions don’t always have to be stuffy, posed and full of sunshine! Go out there and be creative, brave and above all else- INSPIRED! Motherhood is a beautiful thing and I adore being able to showcase it!
From Kelsey Freeman Photography:
This was my first styled session. I was SO nervous. I held a model call on my Facebook page and had over one hundred entries. I decided to go with this gorgeous gal. I have had an idea of what the model would look like in my head for quite some time…and she fit the bill!
So fast forward to the day of the session. I had the dress, flower crown, cameras, lenses, bottled waters, makeup, hair stuff, and jitters all in tow! But when my model got there, she was just as SWEET as could be. We had a great time. I mean, seriously, I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time! We seriously laughed the entire time! This brave mama was crossing over rocks, posing on weird (probably uncomfortable) rocks, and even soaked herself in rather chilly water. Of course her safety was priority…but she was A-OK to do everything I asked. She was just AMAZING!
I got a few shots that I had been dreaming of, and I got a few that I wasn’t expecting…that I’m super in love with. It’s sessions like this when I feel like all I want to photograph is gorgeous, glowing pregnant ladies! LOL