Well ... as you guys know, I had my first maternity session this weekend. it was ... an experience.
The papa-to-be is Logan's muay thai coach. The mama-to-be is having a hard time with the changing shape of her body. She's been an athlete all of her life and she is really struggling with these changes. So when we started, she told me that she didn't want any pictures of her face, her arms, her bum, or her thighs. Basically, she wanted belly pics and nothing else.
I did stray a bit and took some photos of the whole of her, but I tried to stay true to her desires as much as possible.
Due to a scheduling conflict, we did NOT end up shooting at the gym. We went to a friend's house. They had a nice little room with a huge window. There were no a/c vents in there, so it was still pretty hot, but I tried to go as fast as possible and we took several breaks along the way.
Anyway ... These are a few of my favorites. HHCC more than appreciated. I may never get the chance to do another maternity shoot, but who knows. And if so, I'd like a chance to get it right.
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and another play on the story board:
They've invited me to take baby's first pictures when he gets here in November. I'm really excited about that as it will be my first newborn as well.