When Sarah contacted me about taking her maternity photos, she gave me some ideas of what she was looking for:
*she wanted to use her boots and cowboy hat
*she wanted to feel and look like the sexy woman she is
*she wanted some dark and shadowed pics
Then told me that she'd be up for whatever else I had in mind, so my inspiration search started and ended with this Kenzie ad in W Magazine:
When I saw the photo on the right side, I fell in love with the idea of shooting outdoors using some draping that could be blowing in the wind. It would look soft and feminine, which would work well with Sarah's pregnant belly, plus I thought it would be a nice contrast to the dark trees in the shooting location I had in mind. Also, I knew that we'd be doing some of the shoot in my studio in order to get the type of pictures she had in mind with the boots and hat, so I figured that it would be fun to mix it up a bit and do some outdoor shots too. I just wasn't sure what Sarah would be game for being that her shoot was scheduled for the first week of December and the forcast said it would be cold...really cold.
When I met up with her the day of the shoot, we were stoked that the sun was out and that it was above 20 degrees! :) While we were on the way to my studio, we drove by this little field that was covered in tall, pale yellow grass with a picture-perfect tree trunk in the middle. Right away we both knew that would be the location we'd shoot in after we were done in the studio.
Sarah photographed so well it was REALLY hard to narrow down the number of pictures to show you all, but here are my favorites from the studio:
Now for my favorites from the field. These first four are exactly what I had in mind after finding the Kenzie ad:
The location really drew me in and I immediately became inspired by the beauty around me and the GORGEOUS sunlight.
A million thank you's, Sarah, for being incredible to work with and for braving the cold during the photo session. You are beautiful, both inside and out, and I'm so excited to meet your son when he decides it's time to greet the world. :)