“Who’ll be taking your maternity and baby pictures?” That’s the question I’ve been getting shortly after anyone discovers that we are expecting our first child this fall. I can’t help but giggle each time I hear it as I plan to take the majority of our baby’s photos. However, I’ve had it mentally planned for awhile that I would entrust my sweet & talented friend, Kamin, to shoot a proper maternity session along with some family photos.
As Kamin and I wrote emails back and forth, she convinced me that I should strongly consider doing a maternity series, be it monthly or weekly. I thought about it and was immediately tired just thinking about it! After taking a pregnant nap, I rallied and the idea came right to me… almost. I began shooting a self portrait against a plain background and planned to continue that identical shot (and identical dress) throughout the entire series. After editing the image, I wasn’t completely convinced this was the direction I wanted to go. It didn’t feel like me.
THEN the idea really came right to me! I’ll be shooting a weekly series titled “…for baby” It will focus on everything surrounding welcoming baby Michael–the growing, eating, celebrating, naming, decorating, going fishing!
We’re kicking things off at Week 13, Outdoorsy for baby.