I’m so excited to share this session with you! I LOVE shooting maternity sessions. I’ve said this before, but there’s a certain sweetness and level of trust between a married couple that isn’t present (yet) when I’m shooting an engaged couple. Add anticipation of the arrival of a little baby, and maternity sessions become the epitome of a love-filled shoot. A little cheesy? Yeah, probably, but it couldn’t be more true.
I know Jill & Brandon through our church, and Jill and I started talking about doing a shoot almost a year ago! Of course, I was so thrilled to hear that she was expecting their first child and even more excited when she and Brandon asked me to shoot their maternity photos! These photos were taken last week – Less than 3 weeks before Jill was due. You might not understand why that’s a big deal, but you will once you see the pictures because she looks SO GOOD! Seriously, she’s THAT woman that other pregnant women look at in hatred because she is the tiniest preggo mama ever. And I mean that in the nicest way possible. :) I can only hope to look half as good as her when that day comes for me!
At the beginning of our session, I asked Jill and Brandon if there’s anything specific they wanted (as I do for all sessions). Jill responded with the best answer I think I’ve ever gotten – They just wanted normal pictures where she happened to pregnant. I can’t even tell you how much I love that!
Baby Elliott Brooke is going to be the luckiest girl in the world because her parents LOVE Jesus, they happen to be hysterical, and she is about to be born into one of the sweetest, closest families that I know! Here are my favorites from their session…
I asked Jill if she could give me a serious face, and she quickly responded, “Oh, yeah!”
She was NOT kidding.
I teased this on my Facebook Page after their session. It’s one of my favorite portraits I’ve ever taken.
I seriously am in LOVE with these next four photos.
Holy favorite, Batman.
Such a pretty mama!
Oh my word. Y’all are the sweetest!