Seattle Maternity Photographer - Couples Maternity Sessions

I have a confession to make.  I have -- until very recently -- had a fear of photographing anything baby-related, including maternity sessions. Please don't get me wrong; I love babies.  And I think it's miraculous and incredible that we can just create other humans - little, teeny humans.  It honestly blows my mind.  I have shied away from photographing expectant parents because I am not a parent myself, and thought for a long time that I couldn't do this topic justice in my photos. It took me awhile to get over that way of thinking.  But now, I am happy to report that I've faced my fears and have had the privilege to try my hand at photographing some suuuuuper sweet babies and mothers-and-fathers-to-be lately... And much to my surprise...  I. Am. Lovin' it, people!

And now that I've tried it and liked it, it just makes sense.  I love photographing couples during their engagement and wedding journeys... why not their baby journeys, as well?  All of these big life transitions are beautiful stories to tell, and I have found it incredibly rewarding so far being able to provide images to couples when their stories begin to take a new turn in the direction of a growing family.

Mandy and Taylor are one of the couples who have trusted me to document this time in their lives.  They gave me the freedom to play and really have fun with these images.  She's an interior designer.  He's an architect.  Their home is beautiful and I absolutely loved shooting in it.  Just LOOK at this baby's room.  Little Henry is going to have the coolest room in town!

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I've written about this before, but these photos just remind me again of how much I love to shoot in people's homes.  All of these images were shot inside and around their residence.

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Mandy, you are stunning.  You look ethereal, like a Bottecelli woman.  :)

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We also snuck in a few new head-shots for Mandy's website while we were at it...

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So for me, this has been a lesson-learned; maybe others can learn from it, too.  Have some faith in yourself.  Have confidence.  Force yourself to give new things a try. If you fail, oh well. But if you don't fail... Maybe you'll be surprised at how much fun you're having.