Maternity sessions are some of my favorite, especially when they are outdoors. This pretty mama met me at my most popular spot in the middle of the woods for a romantic and ethereal maternity session. Her outfit choices, the light, and location all combined to make this photo shoot absolutely dreamy, like something out of a fairy tale. Let me tell you the back story behind this session...
This mama has some amazing friends who decided to surprised her with a portrait session and full makeover. They even chose her dresses for the shoot. She had absolutely no idea! One of them got in touch with me to set everything up. It was so much fun planning it all in secret, yet not knowing who she was at all. I must admit, I was a little nervous about how she might react when I told her who I was and why we were there, but she was a total trooper. I pulled up next to her car and asked if she was Cristina. She looked a bit confused and I confessed I was a photographer who had been hired by her bffs to photograph her maternity portraits. She was surprised for sure! Her friends helped her get dressed and then we made our way to my special, secret spot I use for sessions. The photoshoot went wonderfully. I gotta say, this is an awesome idea for a gift or even in place of a baby shower. I loved getting to be a part of this wonderful surprise to help Cristina celebrate the soon arrival of her baby girl and becoming a mother of two.
Are you currently expecting and looking for a maternity and newborn photographer to capture your baby's story? I would love the opportunity to plan a custom portrait experience for you. Inquire and ask about The First Year Collective, the ultimate portrait package and our most popular choice for parents wishing to document all of baby's important milestones throughout the first year. Includes four portrait sessions from maternity to the first birthday and even a bonus mini session in year two, all at a special discounted rate.
Tender Nest Portraits based in Houston, Texas specializes in creating artful newborn, maternity, and children's portraits in a natural and timeless style. Visit the Session Pricing page for more details.
Hey there! I'm Anel. Houston photographer, wife to my high school sweetheart, and mama to four wild kids who I homeschool. I love nature, capturing motherhood, and living a slow simple life. I also blog over at Tender Nest Blog
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