It was wonderful to see this amazing mom for an outdoor maternity photography session! We had worked together before and I was so excited when I learned she was expecting again. She did two maternity sessions with me when she was pregnant with their first baby, and also ordered a year of photos for their son. I got to see and photograph him as a newborn and at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year (for a cake smash.) If you missed those pictures, you’ll definitely want to check them out!
Early Morning Maternity Photography
One of this mom’s first two sessions was an outdoor maternity photography session at sunset. We were originally planning to do the same thing this time around, but as soon as we pulled into the park on the evening we’d scheduled, it started raining. And not just a drizzle we could wait out–it was pouring! It was a bit of a disappointment, but there’s only so much you can do about the weather. We decided to give it another try the next morning–and it worked! We got up nice and early to catch the best light, and our pictures couldn’t have turned out more beautifully.
One of my favorite parts of any session actually happens after the shoot, once I’ve finished the editing and am ready to present the client with their finished product. I love watching their faces as they see these wonderful memories captured in photographs. Bringing people that kind of joy is what being a portrait photographer is all about. All of these pictures are beautiful, but I think mom’s favorite was the one of her holding up her son and kissing him. She cried when she saw it.
It was such a wonderful experience to see this family again! I’m so excited for the arrival of their new little one!