There is something so heart-warming about capturing pregnancy, a maternity photographer’s job goes far beyond creating beautiful portraits, it extends to making a moment in an expectant mothers life a tad bit more magical. To show a woman that her inner pregnancy glow is more than the endless morning (all day) sickness, swollen feet and aches and pains that seem to go hand and hand with carrying a new life and I am forever grateful to be able to capture these amazing moments for them.
The truest example is within Laurens maternity session, first of all this woman is naturally stunning and secondly she was absolutely GLOWING during her session. Her spirit during her session completely inspired me and I found myself taking far more frames than usual (oops).
Lauren brought along some beautiful lace maternity gowns to incorporate into her shoot, the maroon gown was my first choice against a caramel background (imagery of glorious sunsets inspired me for these shots).
Lauren was very nervous at the beginning of her session; I could feel her nervous energy so I guided her into simple poses to accentuate her natural beauty and shape. Her entire energy shifted throughout the shoot, by the time we reached the lifestyle look (white on white) she was truly becoming a fierce Mumma goddess before my eyes and by the last look (and many laughs later) she was completely ‘feelin’ herself’ and my job was done…Lauren had found her glow and it is completely evident in her portraits. I cannot wait to see this gorgeous little Mumma again with her little boy in her arms.