W Family Maternity

April 14, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

When I fell in love with newborn photography, for some reason I never thought about maternity.  I just love snuggling babies so much that there was not room for anything else in my mind/heart.  However, when my former colleague approached me about doing her maternity AND newborn portraits, I said, "Makes sense. I'll give it a shot!"  Since she and her husband are so laid-back, I was not too nervous about learning with them as my models.  I would be lying, however, if I said I didn't put any preparation or thought into their session.  

I spoke with fellow photographers who I know have done maternity sessions to get their advice.  I also researched the couple's chosen location (the historic Presidio Park in San Diego) and even visited the day before their session to see what spots around the park I would want to use.  Unfortunately, I had my own toddler with me and the park was not stroller-friendly so, I was not able to scout as much as the park as I would have liked.  This meant that, location-wise, I pretty much winged it the day of the shoot.  That was ok, though, because the light was beautiful and I had collected a list of several poses to try that fit their personality.  They had also come prepared with props for me to "play" with.  Oh, I had so much fun with the tiny baby shoes and sonogram photo!!  

While editing, I found myself tearing up more than once.  A truly special moment of the editing experience:  My hubby peeking over my shoulder and commenting, "That was a fun time in our lives..."

Katrina and Chris, thank you so much for allowing me to capture a glimpse of your pregnancy experience!  After your sweet boy arrives, life will never be the same!

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