While I’ve been interested in photography for as long as I can remember (I even was a photography major when I started college), I only started pursuing it on a professional level within the last few years.
One of my first real photoshoots was with my friends, Jacques and Paula, for their engagement. I was also grateful to be at their wedding in Florida in October of last year, where I got to document the getting ready—perhaps my favorite aspect of wedding photography.
And now, I’ve taken their maternity pictures. Paula pointed out that I’ve photographed all of their main life events. I hadn’t stopped to think about it until then. I adore these two (soon to be three, yeah, their son gets my unwavering vote of confidence already) and am so happy to have been able to share in these events and share my work with them.
For the maternity photoshoot, I didn’t have any specific ideas or visions of what I wanted to do. Sometimes I do, and other times I embrace my ability to go with the flow and develop a vision on the spot. Paula had a few ideas, and I got an idea about using a brick wall in the golden hour sunlight as a backdrop when I glanced outside.
We took some pictures inside near the window and a few of her sitting and laying on the bed. In the midst of the shoot Paula’s sister who was visiting from NYC arrived and came into the room to see her sister in all her pregnant glory for the first time, amidst the clicks of the shutter.
I knew one thing Paula really wanted was some pictures of her doing a few yoga poses. Now, not being at a studio made this mission a bit more challenging (and fun, I think!). Perhaps I shouldn’t reveal my secret improvisation for these shots... (But if you really want to know, ask me...chances are I’ll tell you. Shh...)
More of the pictures from the shoot are on my Facebook page.
So that’s Jacques and Paula to date. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for our collaborative, creative connection in the future...