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This session ignited a fire within me to follow my gut and offer the kind of Maternity that I’ve wanted to since day 1. My first ever maternity session was mid-August of 2015, and when my friend asked me what direction we should take it was a no-brainer to me. I wanted her to have something timeless celebrating the beautiful transition her body endured. So we went with an in-home boudoir session.

After that session, I found it very hard to find others interested in this type of photography. Don’t get me wrong... I love outdoor sessions. Like really LOVE... but I always felt a yearning to offer more. A session that celebrates motherhood and the empowerment behind it all.

I’ll never forget the first time I saw the 1991 Vanity Fair cover of Demi Moore pregnant and thought WOW! I was very young and that image like many others impacted the way I viewed pregnancy. Images like Cindy Crawford for W magazine, Britney Spears for Harpers Bazaar, and Shakira’s maternity session all stayed engraved in my brain as epic Maternity photoshoots.

A couple of years passed and as I was figuring out my photography style I kinda gave up on the idea of photographing studio and boudoir maternity. It wasn't until I decided to make a complete brand shift earlier this year that I realized I should be pushing more of what I want to shoot. The law of attraction is real ya’ll. I made a promise to myself. I vowed to only photograph sessions in which I felt I could produce work that not only I’m proud of but my clients would find to be timeless. Whether it is a nude maternity, a casual home session or a twilight session at the park, I wanted fewer frills and more connection.

When I first spoke to C she expressed her vision and it felt like she was reading my mind and told me just what I wanted to hear. She described her session as timeless, celebrating her first pregnancy, and the beauty of pregnancy. I gasped and said "YES! YES! YES! Let's do this". The result's exceeded both her and my expectations. I'm so amazed by her confidence, charismatic nature and 'joie de vivre'. She's as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.

This dazzling woman just welcomed her little girl into the world this weekend, and I truly can't wait to meet her. Here's to celebrating motherhood and the anticipation of meeting your newest addition.





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