Pregnancy is just so beautiful. It is such a special time. I was beyond thrilled when my Best Bump Contest winner, Bri, agreed to add a maternity session into the mix AND to let me do some styling of the session!
We weren't able to get something scheduled until she was 38 weeks--I usually like to shoot for the 28-36 range depending on some factors like how comfortable mom is and how many children she has had. It also starts getting a little risky that the baby will come first the later we wait--I mean she was technically full term here! But oh my gorgeous! She was just GLOWING!
It was so great to get to spend some extra time with Bri and her husband getting these bold and stylish maternity photos in their home in Springfield. I do pre session consultations to learn more about the vision of all of my clients so that I can create a custom session for each client, but having a maternity session before a newborn session adds that much more time to really get to know who you are and what is important to you. I can't encourage this enough! You have these amazing, gorgeous images of you being the maternity goddess you are AND I get to know you better so that your newborn session is even more in tune with who you are!
Anyhow... We had so much fun capturing this sweet time together. I brought a nice simple, clean, backdrop for the session to keep the focus on the beauty of Bri. We had a blast getting some special shots with some bold red fabric. They also had this beautiful big window with gorgeous light flowing in, so I grabbed a sweet and simple chiffon skirt I had made for some stunning backlit shots.
I hope you love these as much as I do!