In July I had the immense pleasure of taking maternity photos for the Cunningham family. Dad is a photographer himself, so I have to admit that it increased the pressure to deliver.
In the end, they were really happy with the images. I’ll never forget Dad’s reaction when he came in to watch the slideshow. He just couldn’t get over how beautiful his wife looked. He smiled and kissed her and asked to watch the slideshow one more time. I can’t get enough of couples who are visibly in love.
We decided on a studio session since the weather had been a bit unpredictable. In the end it was a great decision. Their little guy could roam around the studio, while being contained. When you have an active preschooler or toddler in an outdoor session, sometimes keeping them from running out into the road or playing in the dirt can be a challenge. This way, mom and dad could take their eyes off him for a second or two to glance at the camera, while knowing he was safe.
Mom’s dad was visiting, so it was important that we included him in a few of the photographs as well. I have to admit, that I am a sucker for grandparent images. There is something special about including those generational shots in a gallery. Maybe its the strong family values that I was raised with coming through. I’ve always considered myself a daddy’s girl (even now at 32!) Seeing Mom and Grandpa together was very heartwarming.
Here are a few of my favorites from the session. From the warmth of Mommy’s smile, to the connection between Mom and Dad, to the cute photo of big brother to be, I hope you love them as much as I do.
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