This is the last of the sessions from the I Heart Faces conference this month, and I’m so happy to have gotten to shoot this family. I think integrating a maternity shoot in with a family shoot is such a lovely idea, and how gorgeous is this mama?
Hello, everyone! I’m still here! A little over a month ago, my husband and I decided that we were going to make a huge leap that we’d been thinking about in the backs of our minds for a long time; to make the move from South Carolina to Ohio, where all of my family lives. We want our kids to grow up around their immediate and extended families, many of whom are close to their age. We made the decision and a week later, we were packing up our house and planning our move. And now here we are! I’m officially a Columbus area photographer now. We’re going to be settling in Gahanna. This session was my final one in the Carolinas, and it couldn’t have been a sweeter session. Aside from the fact that these two look like gorgeous models, their pregnancy announcement ideas were so much fun to shoot. We didn’t have the glowy, colorful sunset on Lake Norman that we were hoping for, but things still turned out lovely. Thanks for giving me such a great send-off, and congratulations, K family!
I shot this session early in July and have had to resist sharing it so I wouldn’t “scoop” the family on their big news! I was still very, very pregnant myself and the heat made it a bit challenging for two mamas on opposite ends of their pregnancies. But we made it through and the results are just gorgeous. They are the sweetest family and I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to be a part of how they share their wonderful news. Miss H is going to be a phenomenal big sis!
One thing I think is a standard rule about many photographers is that they generally don’t like to be in front of the camera. I definitely fit that description, but when it comes to family photos, I wish I had more with me in them. I also wish I had maternity photos from my daughters’ pregnancies, beyond the belly progress shots that I’ve taken in the bathroom mirror with my iPhone. This past weekend, my husband and I went to the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is a beautiful hotel, and the first and highest-rated “green” hotel in the country. We first went there the summer we were expecting our first daughter, and we called it our Babymoon. We also went the summer we were expecting our second daughter, and this was our third Babymoon there, so it has become somewhat of a tradition. It was so nice to get away for a weekend, recharge, rest (second daughter is currently getting her two-year molars and has been up anywhere between three and five times a night for going on two weeks now), and just reconnect with each other before we begin the newborn-bliss-sleep-deprivation haze all over again in […]