When I took these photos, Landon and Bonni were excitedly awaiting the arrival of their first child. A gorgeous mom-to-be and a very attentive dad-to-be made for a really great maternity session with these two.
Bet you weren’t expecting this next shot! That’s Tito, a teacup chihuahua that Bonni’s has had for as long as she can remember. And Tito got to get all dressed up for some time in front of the camera, too.
I love taking creative shots of special belongings that a mom-too-be brings to her maternity session. Bonni chose these tiny little tennis shoes to have as props in some of their photos. When I saw them sitting on their front porch step amid the fall leaves in the late afternoon sun, I just had to capture that moment. I can’t resist a still life!
Mom’s thinking of all the precious hugs and kisses to come. Dad, well, he’s thinking of other things!
I had scouted a couple of great locations for this session, but when I got to their home I was astonished at the great scenery all around. We ended up staying in their very own yard for most of our session. Love all the trees and all the leaves on the ground!
This is probably one of my favorite poses. I call it “The Lookback.” And Bonnie did it so well.
For the next image, I couldn’t decide which I like best – the 70s look or the classic B&W – so I posted both! I look at the first one and think, “Wow, this really looks like it could have been taken in the 70s!” But then I look at the second and think, “How striking!” You decide!
I love the stripes going across mommy’s tummy and her hand just tucked in for a tender cradle of her baby inside. Since this family loves the outdoors, the bamboo makes the perfect backdrop to showcase mom’s growing profile.