Maternity sessions are so fun for me. I discovered that they could probably be my favorite kind of portrait session. It could be the fact that there is something undeniably sexy about a pregnant woman. Sexy and magical all at the same time. It is also temporary, which makes photographing maternity sessions a special and momentous occasion. Many woman have commented, usually after their family sessions, that they either never wanted maternity photos or just never thought of it until it was too late. I high recommend getting them done, even if you're not a big fan. The reason is because of how temporary being pregnant is. I myself have yet to go through pregnancy, however, many clients have expressed that each child is different in the womb. No pregnancy is the same. Which is why I stress that they are a must have. Not all maternity sessions need to have the belly out; it's all about what you're comfortable with. And I am more than happy to guide you on wardrobe and location ideas. Just get the darn session done ;).
Penelope + Gerardo decided to have half of the session indoors, with a more serious studio feel, and the other half outdoors. I love this combo for maternity photos. It creates lots of variety and allows us to really get a great mix of serious and happy photos. For the studio, we dressed Penelope in two pieces of fabric. Yep, good old fabric with nothing special to it. Tied it to the back to cascade and boom! Instant maternity wardrobe. This can be done with any kind of fabric, sheer, white, black, and even a soft rose o blue. Penelope chose white, and she looked gorgeous!
The rest of the session was pure fun! A little park then some hills and absolutely perfect.