Maternity by the Lake
“You are pregnant and you are powerful. You are bold and you are beautiful. Go forward in your boldness, in your beauty and in your contentedness. Trust your body to birth and know that the collective power of women worldwide will be with you.”
– Author Unknown
My first maternity session was with this beautiful family celebrating their second pregnancy. This session took place in a little secret garden with a beautiful lake in the background. One of the many aspects that I love about Virginia, is it's wonderful nature and you don't have to go too far to find it's natural beauty.
Being pregnant and carrying a life is the most natural thing there is. So the combination of nature, beauty, and pregnancy goes very well and I love when I am able to combine all these elements into one composition. Every pregnancy is beautiful and this Mother-to-be is so very special and beautiful, even if she does not believe it herself.
I enjoy making my props and I believe that is what me different and unique, especially maternity gowns. The Mother-to-be told me that she "wanted a picture in a beautiful dress." So I made one for her.
I loved this session, this couple love each other and you can truly tell they are ready for their little girl to make her appearance. Their son is especially excited for his little sister.