I just so happened to have some beautiful new maternity dresses that I needed someone to model and then a friend introduced me to Anya, a beautiful pregnant woman who very much wanted maternity photos to document her pregnancy--talk about a happy accident!
As you well know, laid back families are kind of my jam, so when I showed up with an armful of dresses and her kids started running around bare naked except for their diapers... well... that's just my kind of scene. :-D
See what I mean? What a fun, beautiful mom.
By the way, this maternity gown from Chicaboo is available (along with many others!) as part of my exclusive maternity closet for any expecting mama who books a portrait session with me.
Next, we sent the kiddos inside and tried out this short floral dress near some tall grasses in Anya's backyard. She lives on the outskirts of Lebanon, very near Fredericksburg, PA with a beautiful backyard that gets perfect golden light.
This dress is also available with a beige kimono I have purchased in the time since we had this maternity photo session.
I have to admit, I would have been so thrilled to have had photos like these when I was pregnant with my babies (I had four). I'm still sad that I missed my opportunity to get glammed up and show off my beautiful belly.
What I told myself was that they were too expensive and I didn't have the time or energy to deal with it.
What I didn't know at the time is that photos like these are priceless. You will never have the opportunity to re-do them.
Yes, they are an investment. But one that you won't regret.
And trust me, I get it. Pregnant women are low on energy. But if you work with a stress-free photographer like me, the planning part is a cinch. I help you with wardrobe, location, and guide you on the day of the shoot.
Now what's your excuse?! Let's do this!