Nancy contacted me in her 2nd trimester to book her maternity photo session. Her goal for the final images was: “Getting sensual pictures of myself, making me feel beautiful, catching loving couple moments, and family moments with our first son.” We met a few times to discuss exactly what she wanted and how we were going to get it. Nancy already had some great ideas on what to wear for her maternity photos, and she had even started buying some cute new pieces to wear to her photo shoot! Planning a photo session is almost the most important part of the whole shoot. It ensures that everyone knows what’s going to happen, what photos we are aiming for and what outfits are going to be worn. Good preparation means that during the photo session everyone can just relax and enjoy the time they have in front of the camera!
On The Day
The big day for Nancy’s pregnancy photo session arrived! She arrived before her family, which allowed her to focus on enjoying the pampering and beauty makeover without any interruption! She was going for a natural look with her makeup and wanted to start the shoot with her hair down. We began by taking the portraits of Nancy by herself, having lots of fun with streams of billowing silk, fans, wraps and reflectors.
When Nancy’s husband and older son arrived we continued quickly with their family portraits. When little ones are around there’s not a moment to spare because they can tire easily, get hungry or lose interest pretty rapidly!
Nancy and her husband were delighted with their portraits from their maternity photo session. Out of respect for their privacy I have kept most of them private but I’m posting a few teasers from the session. Here’s what Nancy had to say about their photos:
The first time I discovered Amber’s work I felt in love with her artistic way of capturing the moments. She has the incredible ability to catch the most glamorous side of each woman. When I became pregnant with my second son, I knew I will contact her to make the maternity shoot. She was able to listen and understand what we were looking for, which was not an easy task. We could not be happier with the result. Amber is not only creative and professional, but what is more important she genuinely cares about making you feel happy and beautiful. The result is incredible: the portraits are real and emotional. Thanks for helping us create and capture these memories!
So are you looking to have your maternity photos taken? There are moments in our lives that only come around once or twice, maybe more for some people. Capture them for eternity with some gorgeous, elegant and contemporary portraits. Call me on 612-479-3454 to discuss your own photo shoot!
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