Look at me, blogging again. I'm hoping to make this a more regular thing, but let's be honest, I can’t promise anything once busy season rolls around again. But, I recently created this new website, and so I've been combing through old photos to slowly start adding to my portfolio, and it just seemed like a good time to revitalize the blog while some of my favorite past sessions are on my mind.
I thought Peter and Annie's session was a great place to start because I don't feel like in-home maternity sessions get a lot of airtime. Mostly when we think of maternity photography sessions, we think of flowy maternity gowns blowing in the wind in the middle of a sun kissed field. And these are beautiful, they absolutely are. But the thing is, they don't speak to everyone. Not every mama is a gown type mama, or a naked belly baring mama, or an angel wing mama. I am certainly not one of those mamas. So for the people like me, in-home lifestyle maternity may be an awesome option. It is such a cool way to document those last moments before bringing the baby home. Of course if you've followed me for awhile, you know how much I love newborn in-home lifestyle sessions as well. Bring me all the in-home sessions, K?
This session was particularly special in that I went to junior high and high school with Annie back in Atlanta. She had recently moved to Austin and reached out to me for this session, and it was such an added bonus to be able to visit with her and her family, and photograph them at this special time in their lives. Her two year old, Magdalena, is just about the cutest thing in the world, and the session largely focused on her last days as an only child. Mom and dad snuggled and played with her on the couch, dad got some special bonding time while mom changed, and then we all hung out in Magdalena's bedroom. It was so simple and quiet and understated, and yet so magical at the same time. When I can come into a home and I'm trusted to just tell a family's story, simply document what life looks like now, without any fancy posing or worrying about perfection, it's just seriously my favorite. And I think both girls will be able to look back at these images and see how much mom and dad truly loved them.
And that, my friends, is why I do what I do.