Elizabeth's Maternity Session

Rob and Elizabeth contacted me to create some photos before their second child was born. They were busy finishing up various obligations and Elizabeth’s due date was rapidly approaching. We set up a date and crossed our fingers that she wouldn’t deliver before the photo shoot! They really loved my natural and real approach to photography and wanted the photos taken in and around their home.
So I arrived at their house on the day their baby was due and thankfully she cooperated and stayed in her mama’s tummy for a few more days. Can you believe Elizabeth was full term?!? She looks amazing. Usually I recommend that a woman schedules her maternity session around 7- 8 months because she will definitely look pregnant, but she won’t be at her biggest and most uncomfortable point. But Elizabeth was in amazing shape. I did NOT look like that on my due date. Wow.

I love this one of Rob and Elizabeth. It is so quiet and sweet and romantic.

This is their first-born daughter, Zenobia. She is naturally quiet and reserved so getting photos of her smiling and laughing was such a treat for me. She is such a fun and sweet child. I felt so blessed when she shared this side with me.

I remember when my little sister was born feeling such a mixture of emotions. I got to experience that again when my second son was born and I witnessed my older son really struggling and questioning what this new life would be like for him. I didn’t force Zenobia to sit with her parents and “pose” when she felt a bit outside of them. She exerted her independence in such a real way – I wanted to honor that and remember it.

Here are some other photos that I love from their session, including this one of Zenobia reading the book, “Waiting for Baby” with her mom. I read this wonderful book with my son while we were preparing for his brother’s birth. There are no words in this book, just pictures and your child can read it to you as they interpret the images. It is very helpful.

Sharing a fun moment.

Reading a book with her grandmother.

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