I love pregnancy photo sessions. There’s something about the beauty of new life being formed that is just SO amazing! Amidst all the tiredness and aches of pregnancy for me to see women look and feel so beautiful and take the time to connect with their growing baby is really wonderful. The only thing that can make me love a maternity photo session more is when there’s snow involved . . .
Something you should know about me (and I suspect most photographers) is that I tend to see the world a little … differently LOL. For my most recent sessions with two of my bridesmaids (gah! I love these girls!), my husband was able to capture some pictures and videos to show you just how crazy some of these places that I choose to go to capture some images may seem. But, you’d never know it from the final images! Moral of this story? Trust your photographer – even when you think we might be crazy! See the image below to see where that same picture was taken (and potentially at exactly that time!) – it’s taken from the other side of the road that runs between where he is and we are and there’s even a telephone pole right next to her!
As I said, both of these ladies were bridesmaids in my wedding and they’re both friends from college. It just so happens that each of them is also expecting their third baby in 2018! So, when I knew that I would be traveling to western NY (near where they live still) to visit my family for the holidays, I had to try to connect with each of them! From the first day I announced in September that I had purchased the beautiful grey gown from Silk Fairies to have in my studio wardrobe, Eileen knew that she HAD to wear it for a pregnancy photo session – and we both started praying for snow that weekend that was still months away! Well, snow it did – so much that we had to postpone the session a day so that she could make the drive to my parent’s house! And that meant that I not only got to spend time with both ladies, but they were able to overlap too and I did a session with each of them separately.
Anna wore her own shirt which we paired with my homemade tutu for her session deep in the woods. When I made this skirt last spring I knew she’d love it, so I’m so excited she was able to wear it and that I was able to capture this beautiful part of her life <3 Watch this video of the walk into the woods behind my parent’s house to where we captured her images . . . and note how insane this seems with all the random snow-covered items along the way – yet it looks like we’re deep into the forest in the end <3 Again a reminder to trust your photographer 😉