One of my favorite places to do maternity photography is in my client’s own home. It doesn’t even matter what the home looks like (though a cute bungalow on Seattle’s Queen Anne hill never hurts), it’s just fun to at least start at home, and allows to do some more “bare” shots if desired. Often times we’ll combine shots at home with another beautiful location for a couple of really different looks during a maternity session. For Mandy, we started at home (both inside and out on the street in front) and then went a few blocks over to soak up some setting sun on the crown of Queen Anne.
I’ve known Mandy since she was something like seven years old. All grown up, Mandy is now an amazing, passionate teacher, a birth and breastfeeding advocate, and a doula when she can fit it in. (In fact, she was my doula for Wally’s birth!) When she told me that she and Josh were expecting their first baby, my screeches of joy caused quite the commotion in my house. I was SO excited for them. And even more so when she asked me to do maternity, birth, and newborn photos. It is such an honor to get to document these life transitions for a family. I know I’ve said it before, but there’s really nothing like the experience of expecting your first child. I wish I could go back and do it over again. But the next best thing would be to have photos like these to remember this time.
Mandy is a foodie and really enjoys cooking/baking, so we had to do a barefoot and pregnant-ish shot in the kitchen just for fun.
And we certainly couldn’t forget to include their fur baby, Crosby.
Congratulations, Mandy and Josh! (And yes, this post is nine months overdue. I’m just trying to get back into blogging, so bear with me. There will be lots of anachronistic posts in the near future.)