I have been dreaming about this session for a while. This vision of serenity, expectation and quiet reflection, that seem to fill the air during long summer days, has been on my mind for some time. It has also been largely influenced by the works of two amazing motherhood photographers, including Jen Bilodeau, and Kala Rath. Their emotive portraits have been inspiring me and pushing my creative boundaries to try something new. I was only missing the right model.
When I met Ansley, I was immediately drawn to her - she was kind, sweet, beautiful, and…. pregnant! I knew I had to work with her and that she would be amazing for this, so, after finding out that she wasn’t already working with a maternity photographer, I asked her to pose for me. She liked the idea and kindly agreed. Lucky for me, she also turned out to be a lifestyle blogger and a style ambassador for Pink Blush Maternity, whose white kimono we used in this session.
We got together one Monday morning, at my house, and shot this session in natural (window) light with my Nikon D7100 and the 50mm f1.4 lens set to f2.5, ISO between 160 and 320 and shutter speed at 1/200. I am long overdue for a full frame body, but, if nothing else, this is a testament to the fact that it’s not the camera that makes the image, it’s who’s behind the camera.
I am a full service family photographer based out of Roswell, GA. I get inspired by the beauty of everyday moments that make up our lives, and aim to shoot unscripted lifestyle images with every session. I have been running my photography business for a couple of years now, and I feel like every day brings new ideas and inspiration from all around me, challenging me and my style. I also do marketing and graphic design on a regular basis as my main occupation.
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