Posted on April 25, 2012
So, let me just get this out of the way. I am a terrible blogger. I’m at least 10 blog entries behind at this point, and I NEED to just take a full day to try and get caught up. I blame Facebook, as I am much better about posting recent images on my business page than I am here. I need to be better about this! However, the clients in these beautiful maternity photos do not use Facebook (nor do they want their images posted there), so I’m making sure to share the photos here. I’m hoping it will be the kick start I need to get back into blogging regularly.
This maternity session was at the most gorgeous location I’ve had the opportunity to shoot to date. Mom & Dad are both avid horse riders, so she suggested having the session at the farm where their horses are boarded. And Oh. My. Goodness. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a more beautiful farm–the barn was meticulously maintained, beautiful yellow flower fields, a pond, lovely warm spring light….and, you guessed it, their gorgeous show horses. This was supposed to be a mini-maternity session, but let’s just say I have a lot more photos than a standard mini session offers!
Also, Mom & Dad are some of the most genuine, down-to-Earth people I’ve met in a long time. It’s been a pleasure working with them–we just finished their beautiful daughter’s newborn session this past Saturday. Anyway, enough talking from me, enjoy the photos!
Love the yellow flowers. <3
This was taken on the unfinished second floor of an old barn used to old antiques. I love how it turned out!
Her horse is her first “baby.” So sweet!
And I have so many awesome photos like the ones below–I think they are the cutest couple EVER. I get a big smile on my face every time I look at these.
Posted on September 28, 2011
I often hear women say (sometimes without even knowing I’m a photographer), that they would never want Maternity pictures taken. It all stems from, of course, a woman’s propensity to be highly critical of herself and her appearance. We worry about looking fat, swollen, maybe we ended up with a nasty pimple or too from all those crazy pregnancy hormones. The reality, however, is that a woman is never as beautiful as when she is carrying the life of her unborn child. Looking back on my own pregnancies, as difficult as they were, those months of enjoying every kick, every roll, and all those belly rubs, are SO fleeting. I miss my big belly!
So, I was totally thrilled do do this maternity session for this GORGEOUS mama. Beautiful belly, beautiful skin, beautiful eyes–she has it all. I’m behind on blogging, so I’ve actually already had the pleasure of photographing her newborn baby girl (I hope to get 3 blog entries up while my baby is sleeping! Wish me luck!).
So, for all of the pregnant women out there who may be reading this blog, I would really encourage you to think twice about having maternity photos taken. Believe me, not only will you miss that big round belly, you’ll start to forget what it looked like. Capturing the beauty of pregnancy is a gift to yourself you will cherish forever!
At the request of the beautiful mama here, I’m only going to share a few photos. But, I love each and every one so very much.
One of my favorite maternity photos to date–she wore this dress on their honeymoon, and I love the soft light and beautiful blue backdrop from the nursery walls.
Cutest. Couple. Ever. They’ve known each other since middle school!
I love how sweet mama looks here!
….And, a perfect, beautiful, baby belly.