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Outdoor Maternity Session | Raleigh Maternity Photographer

If you’re on the fence about getting maternity photos, let me tell you it’s something SO worth doing! I had the wonderful opportunity to capture maternity photos for Kathleen and Andrew, and I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter couple. I remember Kathleen saying that she wanted to capture the excitement during this time of waiting, and to be able to look back at these maternity photos and feel good about how her baby bump looked. Mamas, if that sounds like you, I highly recommend capturing maternity portraits—whether it’s with me or having a friend or spouse take the photos! This season of life is so precious and special—a time where your body is changing and your family dynamic is changing—and is something you won’t regret doing.

The day of our shoot was VERY chilly, but Kathleen and Andrew (and their dog, Lori) were such troopers! They were brave enough to take their jackets off for a few minutes at a time and fight the cold during their session. I do have to say though, you can’t even tell it was a cold day by looking at the photos because they had SO much warmth and excitement for their baby boy—see for yourself below! :)

Enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites from this beautiful winter maternity shoot!

 
 

Are you in need of Raleigh Newborn or Maternity Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.

The Prenshaw Family is Growing! | Hillsborough Maternity Photographer

I recently had the honor of taking maternity photos for the Prenshaw family, and it truly was a joy capturing this sweet moment in time for them! When I chatted with Carley over the phone, I remember her telling me she didn’t want to look like a fairy in her maternity photos (think flowy dress, flower crown, and bare belly), but wanted to capture photos of her and Eric that looked genuine and natural. I was thrilled to hear she also loved a natural, authentic style, and hope that encourages any mamas out there that you do not have to bare your belly or wear a crown to make it a maternity photo! Whichever photography style you prefer, go with the style that makes you comfortable and feels the most like YOU!

So back to the shoot, the day of our session was BEAUTIFUL! We captured photos during the golden hour and took photos at the scenic Hillsborough Riverwalk. Carley and Eric were so excited for their photo shoot, they even practiced some poses beforehand! I thought that was so sweet and cute! :) We started our session by taking photos with the famous twig sculpture, which was an artwork they love. If you haven’t seen it yourself, please do consider checking it out—it is truly an amazing piece of work made up of ALL twigs! We continued our session by taking photos on the different pathways, by the river, and on the bridges. One of my favorite spots was taking photos by the river. The light coming down was like from HEAVEN! It was incredibly pretty and illuminated them perfectly!

Most of all, I loved how HAPPY and relaxed they were during the shoot! It honestly made my job so easy to photograph them! I loved every minute of this sweet maternity session and can’t wait to photograph their baby girl once she arrives! Enjoy the photos!

Location: Hillsborough River Walk

 
 

Are you in need of Hillsborough Maternity Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.

Outdoor Maternity Session at Duke University | Durham Maternity Photographer

I recently had the honor of working with the Pelissero family again, and this time it was for a maternity session at Duke University for their fourth baby! This was photo shoot was so special in so many ways. It was their first time getting maternity portraits, and Duke was a special place for their family. Craig recently finished his divinity studies at Duke and we thought it would the perfect backdrop to tell their story!

The Pelissero family is truly a sweet, loving, and affectionate family. Any time I asked them to give a hug or kiss, they eagerly did so! You can tell they absolutely love being together and have such a beautiful bond with each other. The three children were also delightful! They absolutely LOVED giving hugs and kisses to their baby sister, and snuggling with mom and dad! Their son (and only boy!) was also SO funny during the session, and would playfully jump in the shot when mom and dad were getting photos together! He also jumped in when his mom was getting solo portraits to give her a flower, and it was seriously the CUTEST thing ever (see below!!!). It’s truly these real, honest moments that makes these sessions so beautiful and memorable. Even though I pose my clients during the session for some nice portraits, I also LOVE to let things naturally unfold to really capture the essence of my families!

The last fun fact is that TWO DAYS AFTER we took these photos, Jennifer went into labor!! Talk about timing!! She gave birth about two weeks early, and gave birth to a healthy baby girl! We are all so thrilled for their newest addition to the family! Enjoy scrolling through these gorgeous maternity and family photos, and stay tuned for their stunning newborn session!!

Location: Duke Campus, Durham, NC

 
 

Are you in need of Durham Newborn Photographer or Maternity Photographer? I'd love to work with you and capture this special season of life! You can get in touch with me by sending me an inquiry here. I'm proud to serve the greater Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and beyond.