I posted recently on my Facebook page about an inquiry I received a little while ago from a mom-to-be. I called it my favorite inquiry in recent memory, but the truth is, it might actually be my favorite session inquiry ever. Now, when she told me that she found me from "the great googler", she had me already. But then, I read on, and found this:
I will be a tattooed mom. Recently while at Disney a women approached
me and told me I should be ashamed of myself because I am pregnant and
tattooed (and unmarried - welcome to 2012, Lady). I never even thought
of the two as a juxtaposition but she took me by surprise - she was
disgusted. So in the spirit of the 'f you' I want my maternity
photos to capture my tattoos as well. I like your work and am
interested in some information. I do not
want something too traditional and I don't think I want to be naked
unless you can photo shop away cellulite and stretch marks :) I am
hoping to do the shoot closer to my due date and am shopping around
now. I am due june 1 and was hoping early May for the shoot. We live
in xxx and work in Philly. Thanks for your time and I look
forward to hearing from you.
You tell me you wouldn't fall in love with someone like that! So, I knew I needed to do this session. This is what I talk about when I talk about "finding my people" or my people finding me, rather.
And, do the session we did. Where else would we start but Tattooed Mom's on South Street?! You know we had to!
We moved on to capture some beautiful sunlight at a park, and I got to see the fun-loving and each-other-loving-ness of this couple. It was so sweet to witness how much they truly enjoy each other!
I was loving all of that beautiful light, too! And, let's just talk for a minute about how being pregnant totally suits this beautiful woman. She is positively glowing and beaming, isn't she?
Hey, a baby is totally cause for celebration!
J & A & baby Egg, you guys completely rule. I had so much fun with you.
I'm not sure which I love more, the location in these photos, the amazing outfits that Mom put together or this family. I mean, the first time I talked to the mom on the phone, I adored her. We talked clothes, we laughed, it was like chatting with a friend. I was excited to meet them and shoot their family of four as they anticipated the arrival of their third baby, a boy, on his way before you know it. We had to reschedule due to some minor illness and cruddy weather, but on the day of the session, bright and early, the weather was amazing, the location was tranquil, and the kids were troopers. The ground was wet and Baby Girl (Bear, as she is known) does not like to get her feet wet or grassy. But, the bribe candies kept her focused, and we were able to keep her happy. Big Brother was my helper, he kept me entertained and carried my chair for me. He was so darling! Dad was happy to keep the kids so that we could get some solo shots of Mom too; what a guy! What a sweet, sweet family the S Family is.
As for the photos, I do not think I could choose a favorite from this session. So lovely. If you are thinking of maternity or family photos, note how excellent it looks when the clothes are coordinated (not matchy matchy, just solidly complimentary). I love outdoor family photos!
So, without further ado - the photos!
Enjoy, S Family! Can't wait to meet your newest addition next week!
This fun, sweet family will soon be just that: a party of four. I can't wait to meet their newest addition when he arrives! But for now, I had a great evening with the M Family just before sunset capturing some of their love and excitement and giggles. I've known this family for a few years now and have always looked up to them (way up, as they are much taller than I am, yuk yuk!). Seriously though, the mama is so beautiful and the daddy is so funny that of course their son would be cute and funny, right? And he is.
I had a great time capturing these images for them and documenting the chapter in their lives that is coming to a close with them as a family of three. I can't wait to meet their newly complete family in just a few short weeks to document that, too.
How beautiful is she?!
My hands-down favorite from the session. Maybe my hands down favorite maternity image to date, honestly.
So. much. fun. this family, I tell you!
This boy is silly, that's for sure!
How could you not love these two? In addition to being incredibly cool and sweet (a rare combination, don't you think?!), they are also hilarious. Daddy to be had us all cracking up at his silly antics - In fact, when I asked Mama to be to think of a time that she laughed so hard she couldn't breathe from him, she couldn't narrow one down, because it happens all the time. I can't say I was surprised.
They are sweet and wonderful and I know that they will make the most amazing parents. I can't wait to meet their little one soon. Since I don't know whether I'm charged with confidential knowledge or not, I'll just say that you are going to LOVE their baby to be's name. I know I do.
And, as is almost always the case, I was in love with every photo from this session. Here are just a few of my favorites. They're a gorgeous couple, right?
I photographed this beautiful woman's two older children together when I was first starting out, so I was really excited when she called me to ask for a maternity and newborn session for her soon to be third baby, a little girl. I do maternity as mini session add ons to the newborn session. You receive 5 to 10 proofs from which to choose; enough to remember how you looked, how you felt, and capture some sweet moments between the mama to be and her husband. Then I'll be back in a few short weeks to photograph the new star of the show! I'm so excited to meet the newest member of this family!
This one is my favorite from the session, I think.