Kristin contacted me early in her second trimester because she knew she wanted to work with me and didn't want to miss out on being able to get on the calendar. While we sometimes do have last minute openings, there have been many times we've had to turn away clients because we're completely booked.
Kristin decided to book both maternity and newborn sessions and added on hair and makeup services. She and her husband Alex came into the studio a couple of weeks before their session, and we all immediately hit it off. While Kristin was trying on pieces from the wardrobe, Alex and I chatted about what he should wear. I always recommend that dads dress in something that's true to who they are style wise. If you're more casual and always dress that way, it's completely fine to do that for your session. I just want to make sure that the colors and textures complement what your partner is wearing. Since their session took place on a hot summer day, Kristin opted for some summery dresses that were the perfect length for her more petite stature.
The day of their session, we met at the field location. It was a typical humid summer evening in Atlanta, and Kristin was a little bit worried about her makeup. I reassured her that all of our makeup artists use products that can hold up to Georgia summers. Some perspiration is normal, and quick dab or two of a handkerchief will take care of most of it for everyone participating. For that stray bead of sweat that sneaks in, Photoshop proves to be very helpful. ;)
Kristin and Alex both expressed nervousness at not knowing what they should do during their session. I can tell you that pretty much every single person who steps in front of my camera feels this way. The reality is that most of us are not professional models. It's my job to guide you through your session, and I'll work with both of you the entire time in a gentle and unobtrusive way. Sometimes I'll come up and actually move a hand or chin the way it needs to go (or move a wayward piece of hair, straighten a dad's shirt, etc)... it's a lot easier than calling out complicated directions that sound something like, "Okay bend your chin 3 inches to the left at a 36.75 degree angle..."
Kristin and Alex are absolutely adorable together and we were all laughing throughout the session. It was a bit cloudy and overcast with occasional peeks of sunshine, but I absolutely loved the way it looked. We all had a great time, and the sunset was absolutely beautiful. When I reviewed the images, I was struck at how the sunset colors actually matched Kristin's dress. That's one thing about sunsets... having clouds present make the colors that much more beautiful!
Check back in a couple of days to meet this wonderful couple's ADORABLE baby boy!
Image of a pregnant woman, and her husband, standing in a field, facing each other and holding hands.
Image of a pregnant woman, wearing a spaghetti strap, white dress, while her husband wraps his arms around her neck.
Image of a pregnant, woman, with one hand under her belly. while her husband hugs her from behind.
Image of a woman, wearing a white spaghetti strap dress, cradling her pregnant belly, while her husband has one hand on her shoulder and is kissing her head.
Side by side images of a pregnant, woman, in a white spaghetti strap, maxi dress, smiling in afield.
Side by side images of a pregnant couple, holding hands, and smiling at each other, in a field.
Image of a pregnant woman, kissing her husband, while the sun shines down on them lighting up their hair,
Image of a pregnant couple, kissing in an Atlanta field.
Side by side image, of man and his pregnant wife, walking down a path, in a field at sunset.
Image of a man, placing his hand on his wife's pregnant belly, while they are standing on a gravel path in a field.
If you're expecting a baby or already a parent and looking for a newborn, maternity, or family photographer, I would love to work with you to create images that you will love for a lifetime. Watch this video to hear about my philosophy and see how I work in the studio so you can determine if I'm the right fit for you. I can't wait to meet you!
Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.