I got to meet this family in the fall for a mini session and they announced they were expecting a baby and wanted to book the baby plan with me! The baby plan includes a maternity, newborn, 6 months and 1 year (and of course digital files!). Kelsey wanted a light and airy feel to her session, so we chose to shoot in Richmond and it was perfect! Here are a few of my favorite photos from their session:
It has been a few years since I photographed this family, since they had their first actually! And now, they are welcoming TWO babies and I can not wait to meet them! One boy and one girl, and it will be the sweetest session. For their maternity session, we chose to go down by the water. I love shooting by the water, it's so calm and photographs so well, and when I can convince a family to get IN the water at the end, I always leave with a smile on my face.
Here are a few favorites from our Richmond Virginia Maternity session:
This session. OH MY GOSH. When Jessica contacted me and shared her vision for the session, I was SO excited. I love confident women, and mixing that with the beauty of pregnancy, what a combination! She coordinated her outfits (the only thing that is the studio's is the long black dress that looks SO gorgeous on her!) and brought her husband and best girlfriends along. It was SUCH a fun session. I think I said that about 726 times while working with them during the hour. I always love maternity sessions, but intimate maternity portraits are definitely a favorite! I cannot wait to meet their sweet little babe in a few weeks!
You may be seeing this and being like WHAAAAAT she's pregnant?!? I missed her whole pregnancy! I think they JUST debuted this gorgeous belly on Facebook in the past few days, and she's going to be delivering that baby ANY day! I often wonder if I could do a surprise pregnancy and just be like "here's my baby!" at the hospital but I think I take waaaay too many selfies for that ;) So maybe I could if pregnancy lasted like, 3 hours.. ha! And of course this family's friends all know, they just never got around to making it "Facebook official" until recently. I am so in love with these images we captured for them during this special time. And you couldn't take a bad picture at this location, unfortunately it's on private property so I won't get too many more opportunities to shoot here, but I am so glad they got their portraits done next to a waterfall!
It's not too often I get to school maternity portraits in my studio, but I LOVE the way the white walls and bed set put a real focus on the client. It's just serene and timeless. Maternity sessions are such a fun way to connect to your belly and this special time in your life. Tanikka is no stranger to my camera, this is baby number 4! And after three handsome boys she is carrying a beautiful baby girl. She will have lots of brothers to protect and care for her and I cannot wait to watch her grow up.
Oh sweet baby bellies. I LOVE them SO MUCH. The magic of creating a life and taking some time to get some gorgeous pictures of yourself while focusing on your beauty and that sweet babe-to-be is a must for an expecting mama! Your maternity session does not have to be this intimate, you can certainly rock it just the same while covering up a little more, but as a secret? These sessions are my favorite! The studio offers key pieces in completing the maternity look whether you'd like to show the belly or cover it up a bit more. Dad and children can also be included in these sessions.
In this post you will meet Ashley, who is one of the strongest mothers I've ever met. She was so sweet to work with and didn't hesitate to jump into any idea I had, and together we created the most beautiful maternity session for her!