Bubs & Myranda's maternity session was everything I love.....a fun couple, gorgeous mama to be, amazing location & weather/light, and a couple who said, "we trust you, do whatever you want." and then listened to all my suggestions/recommendations from styling of outfits to location! <3
I first met Myranda when she answered a call I put out for a personal project Together: Bringing Loss to Light, about pregnancy & infant loss. When she came in to my studio for her session for the project, we instantly 'clicked'. A few months after she shared her loss story with me, she contacted me to say that she was pregnant again (yay!) and wanted to book a baby plan. I was not only ecstatic for her and Bubs, but I was so excited to get to share in this journey with them and document it.
We chatted about details and style for their maternity session, and when she chose this beautiful white bohemian style dress, I knew we had to photograph the session at Crown Point, NY. I spent an evening at her house going through their wardrobe to help coordinate Bubs outfit with her dress and select accessories too! Not only was it a great way to help take the stress off of her in figuring all that out on her own, but it gave us another chance to build a relationship, which is so important when portraying a couple's personalities in their images.
Knowing that Myranda & Bubs had previously lost a baby, I knew I had to incorporate something special into a few images to honor their first child. After chatting with Myranda about ideas, I ended up surprising her with a flower crown that I handmade, using deep red flowers in reference to the baby's birthstone color. During the session, there was this gorgeous hill filled with 'wishing flowers' that could be seen through an opening in the stone structure. The combination gave us the significant & special images that honor their first baby.
We planned a second outfit and right after they had changed, the cloud coverage (that was perfection for the first half of the session) shifted and this gorgeous setting sun was in the most wonderful location to grab a few amazing sunburst images.
Then we walked over to another location and found this, what we deemed, a pregnant mother tree. This tree had a bend in it that replicated a pregnant mother's belly. And that sunset lit the sky exquistily to grab some silhouette images.
Literally, all of a sudden it looked like the sky was on fire!