Our first professional photography session was a maternity shoot and we were pretty darn excited as we pulled up to the house, ready to embark on a new adventure. An echo of that experience, each time I get to do another set of pregnancy photos, there is a familiar thrill of anticipation. Often, I know that the family will become our friends; frequently, they have already booked a newborn shoot or a six-month shoot or a first birthday shoot or all of the above. Knowing we’ll really get to spend some time together makes the excitement greater because time to get to know personalities always results in extra-special photos.
This shoot, with the stunning Lauren and her awesome husband Michael, was precisely one of those types of sessions. In addition to their palpable excitement about the approaching arrival of their little girl, they were welcoming and friendly and interested in everything photography-related. It’s always fun to talk about shared interests! At their upcoming newborn session, I’m excited to teach Michael (who has a bag of photography gear to rival any pro) some of the tricks of baby photography so he can capture some moments himself. As you can see, their space- only a few blocks from ours- is beautiful and full of exactly the right amount of light. Perfect for a cozy at-home session. Lauren was an incredible model, even as the baby was rockin’ and rollin’ so much that I could see her belly jump as I looked through the lens. I think she wanted to come out and join the party! I’m so excited to meet her when she does. Thank you, Michael & Lauren, for welcoming me into your home. I can’t wait to see you THREE next time!