When I spoke to Linda on the phone, she told me that she didn’t think she could actually go in the water. She was 40 weeks pregnant and had never enjoyed the cold water of the springs (which I definitely get). However, when we got to the shoot, she surprised both of us! We were blessed to basically have the park to ourselves during this shoot…and that her baby delayed his arrival so we could get these pictures.
I was so excited when Kendra asked me to do her maternity shoot at the springs! As a former cave diver, I’ve spent a lot of time at the springs over the years and their beauty never ceases to amaze me. It was a chilly morning with lots of mist rolling off the water but she and her family just rolled with it. Despite the chill and big snapping turtle we encountered (we gave it LOTS of leeway and used our husbands as turtle spotters!), we spent over two hours shooting and got a ton of pictures.
This was my first time ever shooting underwater and I think the results impressed us both! I absolutely love the way her hand-sewn gown swirls around her belly in the crystalline water. However, I think my favorite is the one of her sitting on the rock where you can see the reflection of the trees above the water and also the rocks beneath it. Not to get too sappy, but I feel that pregnancy is a beautiful state of transition and that this picture captures that. Maternity shoots hold a very special place in my heart as my pregnancy was one of the happiest times in my life. Please let me know if I can help you create your dream maternity session!
Sonia & Felipe drove quite a distance so that we could take these photos welcoming their baby girl into the world! These two are working tirelessly to create a wonderful life for their daughter and it shows in everything they do. More than once, I looked over and saw Felipe comforting my own fussy baby while I took pictures of Sonia. I think it’s safe to say that they’ll be naturals at this parenting thing and that their baby girl is going to be one lucky lady!
Please don’t forget to enter and share about our family photo GIVE AWAY! It’s only open for a few more days and we would love to get the word out. Eligibility is open to anyone who is willing to meet somewhere in or near Gainesville, FL (or for select dates, in Columbus, OH). Here’s the link to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway
W and I renewed our adoption home study yesterday and to celebrate, we wanted to do a family photo session give away! It is open now until July 17th- the day that I was adopted- and is open to residents of Gainesville, FL, and Columbus, OH (OH residents must be able to schedule between July 24-30th when I’m in town). While I will do my best to accommodate the type of session that you would like, I can’t offer wedding or newborn sessions for this give away. The winner will get a 45 minute long session and up to 15 edited digital copies of their photos. Good luck!
Here’s the link to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway
My first ever maternity wildflower session, featuring the beautiful Johana and her husband, Matt. They have been friends of ours long before we ever had our son and they are now expecting a daughter of their own! These two have lived all over the world together and own their own business- can’t wait to see where their parenting adventure takes them! Baby A, you are so loved already.
Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey.