Katja is a fellow German friend of mine, who I already had the pleasure of doing maternity pictures during her first pregnancy for – naturally, I was excited to do it all over again this time around and big sister Lara was so much fun to have as part of the session. She seriously adored her mommy’s baby belly! We did a combination of indoor and outdoor shots at their home and I loved their idea of the “feet and shoes” picture!
Mason, another one of my milestone babies, has grown into such a personality – he’s so incredibly sweet and content and at the same time already has a real sense of humor. And a trooper he is, too! It was incredibly hot despite shooting quite early in the morning, but he had a blast. I loved that his parents took the opportunity and had me do a couple of shots of just the two of them as well – aren’t they gorgeous?
Such a beautiful day it was when we headed out to do Jessica’s maternity pictures. The cherry trees were in full bloom so I just had to take advantage of that – doesn’t she look stunning?
These two are such a sweet couple. I was very excited when I learned that I’d also have the pleasure of photographing their little girl once she had made her arrival. I can’t wait to meet Baby Cora!
I cannot believe how badly I’ve been neglecting my beloved blog! I had planned on keeping it going and updated through my baby break but I admit my heart wasn’t in it in the end and I decided to just wait until after baby Eliot was born before posting.
So here I am, and I’ve got TONS to catch up on. First off, can you say G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.? Momma-to-be Courtney and husband T.K. came to see me out at Leita Thompson Memorial Garden back in March. We had a lot of fun and I can’t help but wonder what people were thinking that saw us (me, the already very pregnant lady and Courtney, also visibly pregnant) :D
Anyway, here some of my many many favorite shots from this wonderful and fun maternity session:
I bet you can tell I am incredibly excited about baby Israel’s arrival, which is pretty much going to happen any day now! Can’t wait to see you guys again, Courtney and T.K., and meet your little man!
Shooting after heavy rainfall is always a little bit tricky but this gorgeous family of four sure made up for the not-so-easy lighting situation! On top of humidity, haze and super wet grass, my camera seemed to have an off-day as well (locking up every once in a while) but thankfully the issue has been resolved since then. Despite all of these little quirks, I feel that we’ve walked away with incredibly pretty pictures and as always, I had a very hard time deciding which ones to use on the blog.
I hope you enjoyed my little selection – thank you so much, M. family, for letting me be part of your visit up here in Georgia! Hope to see you again soon!
Hello and Happy New Year!
For my very last session of 2011, I had the pleasure of photographing my wonderful friend Patty, who is expecting her second son, along with her adorable husband Matt and firstborn Gabriel.
We headed out to beautiful White Oak Park in Dallas, GA – a park I absolutely love and adore and don’t really get to see very often anymore ever since moving to Cherokee County. All our fingers were crossed the weather would hold for us and while it was prrretty chilly out there, we had a beautiful sky, wonderfully diffused light and just enough of a breeze going to not make us uncomfortable. Here are some of my favorite shots from this lovely pregnancy slash family session:
I SO cannot wait to meet your newest little man! xo
For this session, I met Anna and her husband Michiyuki at Sweetwater Creek State Park down in Douglas County, GA and boy what a gorgeous location this turned out to be! I had never been there before and neither had Anna or her husband but since the two of them live about four hours away from me in South Georgia, we were sort of forced to find us a “half-way point”, which Sweetwater Creek happens to be. After looking at pictures online and reading about the different walking trails available to visitors, we agreed to give it a shot and I am so glad we did.
If you ever happen to find yourself in the middle of Georgia with time on your hands and in halfway decent shoes (flip flops are NOT recommended), go and check out this beautiful park – and make sure to bring mosquito spray, too ;)
Here some of my favorite shots from this wonderful and fun fall session with Anna and Michiyuki:
Thanks for letting me be your photographer for this wonderful and special session – I had so much fun with you! xo
Some of you may remember these two from a previously blogged family session – this time around it was Neil’s and Stephanie’s time to have my camera all to themselves. We worked our way through downtown Cartersville and were able to catch some wonderful light, especially towards the end of our session with the sun setting right behind us. Other than the fact that I find this couple amazingly easy to photograph, I have to say they are also one of the funnest to work with – I was in stitches half of the time, I swear. :)
Hope you guys like your pictures!
When I met Monica and Jim a few months ago for M.’s maternity session, I already had an idea that their little guy would be a super handsome one – I mean, just look at his parents! And boy, all I can say is, I was not disappointed! :)
Lots of dark hair, big dark eyes, a wonderful skin tone and the most adorable little frown on his forehead – that’s Atticus. Cuteness alert! While he wasn’t necessarily the sleepiest of babies for me, he certainly tried very hard and given the fact that his little tummy seemed to have bothered him a good bit, I couldn’t be happier with the results! I can’t wait to see this little man grow – come see me again soon!
Sweet dreams, little guy! xo
I was pretty excited about this session, not only because I am ALWAYS excited to do belly pictures, but because this was the very first time I would do a maternity session primarily outdoors. I was a little nervous as to whether I would get the poses right, whether the two of them would be ok with my rather frazzled way of going about things (I like to keep things spontaneous and most times really don’t have a 100% laid out plan as to what I’m going to shoot and how) and of course I was also anxious about the weather. Long story short, I was nervous. LOL
Turns out, none of my concerns were justified: The weather was absolutely phenomenal; not too much sun, not too cloudy – just right for my taste. The “posing” question pretty much vanished into thin air as soon as we got started because both Jim and Monica are such unbelievable naturals in front of the camera that I hardly had to waste a thought on what would look right and what wouldn’t. Seriously stunning. And they also took care of concern number three and my fear of seeming a little clueless as to the sequence of things: They went right along with it and made these 2 1/2 hours of constant shooting fly by like a walk in the park. Loved it!
Thank you both, Monica and Jim, for coming out and giving me the opportunity to be my frazzled self and still end up with (what I think) absolutely beautiful pictures of a gorgeous couple and their super cute baby belly :) I can’t wait to see you again later this summer! (hint, hint)
Here’s a small glimpse into what we walked away with last Saturday: