Shannon got referred to me by her sister, whose wedding I’ll be photographing in August, and asked me to take some maternity photos for her to remember the belly. I was a little wary to accept at first, worrying that she was after the more artsy shots that imply a degree of nudity, but that worry was for naught – she was after exactly what I was interested in providing!
As my first maternity session, I looked up many photos of maternity sessions to gather ideas. But it’s one thing to see the photos and another to capture your own take of the poses. So, while I definitely used those ideas as a base, it was really good just to let them be who they are. The joy and laughter that Shannon had just radiated made for some really beautiful captured moments. While I hadn’t met them prior to the shoot, I got that sense that both mom- and dad-to-be radiated with excitement about the upcoming arrival of their little one!
Enjoy the maternity session, and in the next month or so you will get to see the baby, as I also have the pleasure to take some newborn pictures for them as well!