Yes…the gorgeous mama-to-be totally stressed me out by waiting until days before the 39 week mark to have her pregnancy photographs done. I used to do maternity sessions at 38 weeks, but too many moms ending up having a baby before our portrait session! So a number of years ago I started recommending having them done between 34-36 weeks along. So yes, I worried that we would miss our opportunity for capturing her pregnancy with portraits…and what a shame that would have been. This was easily one of my favorite maternity sessions for a long time! It was hard to narrow down these beautiful images to just a few to share with you.
One of the reasons why Kristina was so fabulous to photograph was her perma-grin. Seriously…she never stops grinning. Her joy at being a mother is so obvious! Maternity sessions can be daunting for a mom-to-be. Not everyone loves to be in front of the camera, and it’s hard to let go and be just yourself. In relaxed poses, you know the ones with eyes closed, not looking directly at the camera…I remind my clients to give a hint of smile. But Miss Kristina needed no reminder! Just a happy smile at every turn.
And…we captured one of my new favorite maternity portraits! I just love this picture…
Gorgeous mom…waiting for her much loved, much anticipated bundle. Beauty on so many levels!
Oh and this here…this I cannot wait. We captured this gorgeous moment of Kristina really focusing on the moment of holding her little one…and when she comes back with that little baby on the outside we are going to recreate this for beautiful before and after portraits. Cannot wait to see the outcome!
This is so unique and fun…and the timing on this was just perfect. Because she’s a fun loving mom…Kristina had painted a soccer ball on her stomach…and the day she did so was a hot one. Who knew that paint could be such a powerful sunblock! The result was this super fun and timely “eclipse belly! We did her session just two days after our historic eclipse.
Kristina…you are beautiful inside and out! I have fully enjoyed getting to know you and I cannot wait to meet your sweet baby girl!