This was my first adult/maternity shoot. I wasn’t nervous because I had some ideas planned and a pretty spot, and a gorgeous couple! I was really excited to capture the excitement and happiness of a an upcoming new life! It made me remember my own pregnancy and all the things that come along with it! I am very used to candid shots, and also just chasing kids around. This was a new challenge for me. I had to plan every picture, every pose, and tell them what to do. Kara is 7 months pregnant and looked gorgeous so that was easy!! Frank was amazing. He would touch her belly, or look down at it, and hold her hand. I was very impressed that he came and was into the shoot. They were so cute! You could tell they were nervous and I would say, ok its time to get a little intimate. :- My favorite shot is the one of just her belly with the bow and his hands. This actually came out of a bad pic too! Her eyes were closed and I had a previous shot that was similar so I wanted to try to make something else out of it… I could not have been happier with the result! I am really happy with all the pictures and I know the couple is too! I am so excited for them and she said she can’t wait to put the pics around their brand new apartment they just got together! How exciting for them. New apartment and even more a new life on the way! I am going to their baby shower on sunday and am going to blow up some pics for part of their gift!!
I can honestly say these are some of the most beautiful pictures that I have taken. Every pictures shows the love of this family. They are so inspiring and beautiful inside and out. The little girls have such different personalities and features of each of their parents. I look at these pictures all the time and how the mom’s smile at her husband or her little girls just warms your heart. I did a couple of traditional family portraits for them, did a few fun family portraits of them, and then just had fun. We walked down the beach and capturing the girls and the family was a blast! I think that they all had a great time, and I try to make it a fun experience for everyone! I love to learn and watch the kids and capture them when they are most natural. I think the shot of the two girls where Maddy is hugging Sammy is my favorite picture I have ever taken. So innocent, and so beautiful! I like to try out a couple of different ideas for each session too, like the feet in the sand, or the girls in focus and the parents in the background. Sometimes my ideas work, sometimes they don’t. Either way, it is fun to try something new!! I have been taking some photography classes, and invested in a new lens and I am really proud of my work. I love to keep learning everyday. I am so happy to have the opportunity to do so with such a beautiful family. I am so happy to be able to share these photos and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.