This was such a fun session, not just because it was for a friend of mine, and not just because it was in the midst of a snowstorm, but because it almost didn’t happen. After we cancelled our original session date, and then mama-to-be starting showing signs of possible early labor, I was really thinking that we would be skipping the maternity session altogether and going right to the newborn session. However, when I woke up on Sunday morning and saw the GORGEOUS white landscape outside, I sent her a text – basically pleading that we take the photos that day OUTSIDE. Once I had convinced her that it was the best idea ever ;-), we decided on a park closeby. I was naive in thinking that perhaps it would be somewhat clear, or plowed, or ANYTHING — nope. We walked through knee deep snow to get these images… and yes, it was worth it.
This was the first time I had ever shot in the snow, and I will definitely be doing it again. She brought along a few props to incorporate though we only ended up using the family heirloom baby shoes… a very special keepsake that will hang in her sweet babe’s nursery once she is here.
If you hadn’t noticed, my maternity sessions usually end up with a lot of “K-I-S-S-I-N-G , first comes love, then comes marriage, then…”, you get where I’m going with this <3
So by this point, we were all pretty drenched from the snow and my poorly thrown together plastic bag over my camera wasn’t working so well anymore (note to self: need to buy an actual weather cover!) , and I’m sure mama is cursing my name right now because her hair was wet and my shutter was still clicking away… but I love these final few images. This session will always be memorable to me for so many reasons and I think the same will be true for them.
Thanks for letting me drag you out in a snowstorm while being 9 months pregnant… I can not wait for your little girl to get here!