If you read my last blog or you live anywhere in the southeast, you'll know we ended up with a ton of snow last week! After venturing out in the snow with my sweet EvaJean, I got a wild idea to find someone crazy enough to let me photograph them in the snow. I have a love for maternity portraits, and when I posted on Facebook looking for someone, I had a lot of interest! I could seriously photograph maternity photos all. the. time. There is something just so amazingly beautiful about becoming a mom. If there is one thing I could tell all new moms, it would be to preserve these moments, they go so quickly, and what we do as women, is nothing short of miraculous. There is no such thing as an "ugly/fat pregnant woman". I hear that often from moms who are on the fence about booking a maternity session, expressing that they don't want to remember themselves being "fat and tired"; because, let me tell you, you are not you are gorgeous and glowing, sometimes it's just hard for us to see that.
Ultimately, my sweet friend, Jessie, decided to head over and let me capture her and her precious bump! I keep a few maternity gowns on hand, and she picked the prettiest royal purple to wear, which looked absolutely amazing on her! She seriously rocked this session. It wasn't just a little cold either, it was very, very cold! In between positions she would bundle up, but we eventually just kept moving and finished up in less than 40 minutes. We shot around my property, and the snow just emphasized the beautiful area that much more. I seriously love where I live.
Jessie is due with baby Ryker in roughly two months, we had already planned to capture this sweet moment in her life, and seriously lucked out with all this beautiful snow. I am so excited to get to meet the little fella very soon and thrilled to be adding another sweet baby to our little circle! Baring the cold was completely worth it in my book, and I would do it again if we ever get another snow storm! I am so thankful for Jessie being willing to come out and freeze for me.
Send Jessie some sweet comments and love below! And keep checking in for Ryker's blog post in the next couple of months!