For me every shoot is inspired by the client. I have a little list or grouping of shots I’d like to try out each session but when the clients walk though the door and I see them, chat with them and get to know them a little is really when my creative juices start flowing. So you can only imagine when this blonde bombshell walked into my studio I was super excited! Karen and Kelly are one of the cutest and silliest couples I have ever worked with but they can turn on a sexy serious face in an second! Needless to say I took a million pictures and we went way over the “one hour” time frame! I can’t wait to photograph their little princess when she arrives! Yes, they are having a girl…Daddy is in so much trouble!
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new.
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I’m telling you these stunning mamas to be keep coming to see me and making my job so dang easy, I love it! Katie was so much fun in the studio! Constantly nervous that she was making a dorky face she’d pull away from a moment and look straight at me or her husband with a questioning face. Of course right before I was about to click the shutter and every time, cracking me up! I had to keep reassuring her that the sometimes awkward belly holding and long loving stares at her newly rounded bump were totally “normal” and beautiful and to just keep smiling! I hope once she sees how unmistakably beautiful and glowing she is in these images she’ll finally trust me!
Can you say bombshell!
The absolutely stunning Lisa came to visit me a few weeks ago all set for her maternity session with the most gorgeous outfits every! This girl knows how to feel sexy while pregnant let me tell you! I couldn’t wait to start shooting and we had so much fun! I even got to use the brand new belly wrap I made and it complimented her outfit perfectly! Love love love! I have to share all most all of them in this blog post because picking a few favorites was impossible!
“Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch”
E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web
One of the many perks of my job is meeting such interesting and unique people. Heather and Devon are world travelers and have been the most amazing places, it was so neat to get to know them! They are so excited about their little bundle and can’t wait for her to come! And I know I said in on Facebook but I will repeat…No I do not hire models! Heather is stunningly beautiful and was truly glowing. And had a scarf collection that would make anyone jealous! (Especially me!)
“A grand adventure is about to begin.” -Winnie the Pooh
I could not be more excited for my gorgeous sister in-law and her hubby to have their first baby! Little Jake (middle name TBA – but if Justin has his way it will most definitely be Danger!) will be arriving very soon and I can’t wait to meet him! We have some very exciting things planned for his newborn pictures! Rachel and Justin are such a fun couple, I know they are going to be amazing parents!
“A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside…
when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.”
Can I just take a minute to say how much I love maternity portraits. It is one of the most incredible and beautiful times in a woman’s life and yet the day to day sacrifice of pregnancy can be less than glamorous sometimes. But having the opportunity to capture all the good in something. Truly capture the overwhelming joy, the anticipation, the beauty, the love. It is incredible.
I am often inspired by my clients and when Savita walked into my studio already looking beautiful in casual clothes and no make up I had to work hard to bridle my excitement! Then when she pulled this stunning Indian Sari out of her bag and explained that she wore it in her wedding my jaw hit the floor and there was no containing it! (Like a kid in a candy store!) The next half an hour while Tina was doing her makeup I was able to just hang out and chat with Savita & Yogesh, get to know them, laugh with them, hear their story. I am so excited they chose me to take this journey with them and can not wait to photograph their little angel once he arrives!
There is nothing more beautiful than a glowing mom-to-be, and Tiffany… well, she is stunning! Little Torin will be making his appearance very soon and his parents couldn’t be more excited. Jim was even showing me pictures of Torin’s extremely adorable nursery on his phone- love it!
-Best wishes for a happy and healthy (quick & pain-free) delivery! I can’t wait to meet him!
First off… could this family be any more gorgeous!?!
(The answer is NO!)
I had so much fun photographing my friend Chantae and family…especially little Charlotte! She was so sweet and gentle with her new little brother in mommy’s tummy it was priceless! Thanks for letting me capture these special moments; I can’t wait to meet the little guy!
I couldnt be happier for this beautiful couple expecting their first child together and…it’s a girl! (I will finally get to use my newborn tutu’s again!) Marlina and Michael radiated love and excitment for their little one on the way and were such a pleasure to shoot! Congrats again you guys!
(It was sooo hard to choose my favorites but here they are!)