There's nothing quite like the anticipation and excitement of expecting a new baby. Whether it's your first child or your fourth, the time leading up to your little one's arrival is filled with wonder, hope, and an abundance of love. It's a season of life that's worth capturing and remembering, which is why a maternity photoshoot can be such a valuable investment.
That’s why I was absolutely OVER THE MOON when Jen asked me to photograph her maternity AND newborn photos!! One of the best things about being a photographer is having the ability to witness and document key milestones in life. It is so magical to be able to freeze these moments in time via beautiful images, and to do it for such a loving and beautiful couple is my freaking DREAM.
Jen and Andrew first met in high school and have been together for FIFTEEN YEARS!!! I couldn’t help but get emotional when hearing about their love story - it’s so beautiful that they had each other throughout all the challenges and triumphs during the most formative years of their lives.
A few interesting facts about Jen and Andrew:
They live for small intimate punk rock shows (sadly been without during pregnancy)
Something they’re looking forward to most about baby is having family cuddle time complete with Bonnie, their cat
They love the cozy vibes of Christmas time and want to recreate that all the time
When you're in the midst of pregnancy, it's easy to focus on the discomfort and challenges that come along with it. Jen has told me that they’ve been preparing for the arrival of their baby every single day! While there is definitely a lot of stress and anxiety that comes with such a huge life change, I see and feel that Jen and Andrew have also been working hard at cherishing this stage that they’re in and soaking in each moment of joy together. I mean, look at these photos from their maternity photoshoot!!! Do you feel and see all the love and joy between them? I definitely felt it while photographing this beautiful couple. They used this maternity photoshoot as an opportunity to shift their focus from all the logistical planning and “to-do”s to a time of celebration, joy and beauty of this unique stage of life. Jen is carrying a precious life inside of her, and that's something to be cherished.
During a maternity photoshoot, you have the chance to capture the love and connection between you and your partner, as well as the bond you already share with your unborn child. These images will serve as a beautiful reminder of the love and warmth that filled your home during this time, and they'll become treasured keepsakes for years to come. Imagine how valuable these photos will be for your child when they’re grown up and have something to look back on! They’ll be able to witness the love between mom and dad before they were even introduced to this earth.
Not only do maternity photoshoots capture a beautiful moment in time, but they also provide a chance for you to slow down and appreciate the journey you're on. Pregnancy can be a whirlwind of doctor's appointments, baby registries, and preparations, but a photoshoot allows you to pause and reflect on the incredible experience you're in the midst of.
As you prepare to give birth, a maternity photoshoot can be a way to bring even more joy and excitement into the process. It's a way to honour the life growing inside of you and celebrate the beautiful changes that are taking place in your body.
In the years to come, you'll look back on these photos with fondness and gratitude. You'll see the love and warmth that radiated from your family during this special time, and you'll be reminded of the incredible journey that brought you to where you are today.
So if you're expecting a baby, consider doing a maternity photoshoot with a photographer that you trust and feel comfortable around. It's a beautiful way to capture the joy, love, and warmth that fills your home during this season of life, and it's a way to create treasured memories that will last a lifetime.
Jen and Andrew,
Thank you for welcoming me into this chapter of your life. I am so honoured and filled with so much joy to be able to do this for you. The energy that you two exude when in each others’ presence is so beautiful and life-giving. Your baby is so blessed to have you as their parents. You’re already doing so much for your baby and they’re not even here yet! I can’t wait to meet them and watch your family grow.
Jen's reaction to receiving gallery previews and full gallery:
Kind words from the couple:
Anne has now shot my partner and I twice and we have another session coming up. Anne consistently makes us feel so comfortable during photography sessions. When we're at our most awkward and vulnerable, Anne does an amazing job at making us feel relaxed which makes for wonderful captured moments. She's so amazingly talented at portraits, both posed and candid. Looking through our most recent album, so many of these shots looked like they could be straight out of a magazine. We adore Anne as a person and we adore her craft and her process. We will continue to book Anne as much as we can!