Excited to share my first maternity session of spring! Marissa was a pleasure to photograph and there was so much laughter, so many smiles, and so much joy during this shoot. We started with family portraits and mommy and daughter portraits. Then ventured down a nature trail for a bit for some woodsy shots. Lastly we finished at a little stone wall for some grander shots. Amherst State Park was a lovely location even being very early spring. Opted for pine tree filled spots to add some greenery. Marissa’s magenta dress really popped and her romantic earrings added a lot. Loving doing shoots in nature right now!
I have always known if I got pregnant I’d want to do maternity photos. I knew I’d want to capture this small window and celebrate it! I have been in love with my belly and it was so much fun being photographed pregnant.
When I recently redesigned by website, I went through many past photoshoots to gather images in order to update my portfolios. I realized I never blogged about some of my favorite photographs from 2015! Here is a shot from a maternity session I did with Jennifer early last year. We planned a few different outfits as Jennifer didn’t want fully nude maternity photos. We picked pieces in soft natural fabrics that would add something to her photos while still allowing us to document her pregnancy.
This year I had the pleasure of shooting a maternity set for Jennifer and Richard. We did many photos of just Jennifer to capture the time before her first baby was born, but this maternity session was also a great opportunity to do some couple portraits. The month before a new baby is born is an exciting time and I think these portraits really capture how happy Jennifer and Richard are and how much having a baby reinforces the love a couple feels for each other.