Atlanta Maternity Photographer | Priti & Paras in the Gardens

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This year has flown by, and I have loved working with so many clients here in Atlanta over the past few months for their newborn and maternity sessions! 

When Priti contacted me, she was so excited to learn that she could borrow from the studio wardrobe for her maternity sessions. She was very busy at work and didn't have the time or desire to go shopping for something to wear. She picked out two gorgeous and comfortable dresses for her session in the gardens, and we discussed what her husband should wear. 

I love the gardens location for the sweeping stone staircase, Grecian columns, hedged paths, and beautiful architecture. This particular session was actually shot in March on a cold day, and it is gorgeous year round! I love so many of the images from their session, and am sharing a few of my favorites from their session in this post! 


If you're pregnant and looking for a newborn or maternity photographer, I would love to work with you to create images that you will love for a lifetime. Be sure to view this short 1.5 minute film 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.

Atlanta Maternity Photographer | Lovely in Lace

This client found me online and was so excited to shoot her maternity session in my Atlanta natural light studio. She loved the colors and the studio wardrobe, and immediately chose this dress. It's soft lace, floor length, and just makes every mama to be feel elegant and gorgeous. My clients don't have to worry about shopping for something to wear unless they want to. Clients are welcome to schedule a complimentary fitting appointment prior to their session to select something from the wardrobe that works perfectly for them.

There is something amazing about pregnancy and seeing a round belly knowing that there is a perfect little baby curled up inside waiting to be born when the time is right. What a privilege it is to grow and carry our babies, even if it's not always the most glamorous or fun experience at times. This particular client also hired me for her birth session, so I was able to document the process of her labor and delivery and the moment she met her sweet baby girl. As I look at this photo now, I am thinking of the moment she met her daughter and the look of love and joy on her face. As a photographer, I absolutely love being invited to photograph the most special times of my client's lives. 

I'd love to meet you if you're interested in booking a maternity, birth, or newborn session! Feel free to read about what my clients are saying about their experience with me and watch this short video of what it's like to work with me! Contact me today to begin planning - I can't wait to work with you to preserve the moments that matter most. 


Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta Maternity Photographer | Sydney & Brock

Sometimes I just love a great black and white edit. It's so timeless, and conveys emotion so well. Sydney and Brock were so fun to work with, and their love for each other was a beautiful thing to witness. We met in the Candler Park area for their maternity session, and wrapped up in less than an hour. Here are a few of my favorites from their maternity session. I can't wait to meet their baby boy when he arrives! 


Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Roswell Maternity Photographer | Tina and John

Tina contacted me after being referred to me by another client. She and I spent a few weeks planning their maternity shoot, and I assisted her with her wardrobe selection, which I provide as a complimentary service to all clients! The day we originally scheduled ended up being rained out, but I always have a backup date scheduled just in case. The backup date was absolutely gorgeous, and we had such a fun session. I drove out to their home in Alpharetta, and then we went to one of my favorite locations. Tina and John were one of the most romantic couples that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I felt like I was shooting an engagement session at times! The love they have for each other and their soon to arrive little boy is very evident, and I was so happy to work with them to give them beautiful photos of this beautiful and fleeting time in their lives.


Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Norcross Maternity Photographer | Eddie and Elysia

Eddie and Elysia drove to Atlanta from their home in Norcross for their maternity session. This was our "get to know each other" session before the birth of their baby girl, since I'm their birth photographer as well! They're having a homebirth with Dawning Life Midwifery, and I'm so excited to document that for them. 

We met in a park with beautiful trees that filter the evening light beautifully, and they were naturals at interacting, and needed very little help. The necklace that Elysia is wearing in these photos belonged to her grandmother who her baby girl is being named after. I just love when my clients incorporate such rich history in their photos to make them that much more meaningful. 


Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta Maternity Photographer | How to make your maternity session more meaningful

If you have a ring or a necklace passed down from your mom or your great great grandma, that's a beautiful thing to include in your maternity session.

Every photo has a story, and additions like this only make the story that much richer and meaningful to you when you look back on them! Isn't that part of the reason you hire a photographer to photograph you? You want to look at a photo and feel emotion, and see things in the photo that are special to you. Incorporating family jewelry is an amazing way to do this.

I love to hear the stories of my clients when they explain what the meaning behind special items are. In the photos below, the necklace my client is wearing belonged to her grandmother. When I commented on how unique it was, and asked her if it had any special meaning, she told me the story. It belonged to her beloved grandmother who passed away when she was a teenager, and they were naming their baby girl after her! How special is that? I now suggest that clients think about any jewelry they may have that has been handed down to them.  Wouldn't it be so special if a mom expecting a little girl chose to wear her grandmother's pearl earrings and then her little girl wore those same earrings on her wedding day?


Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta photographer | A list of random things about me

I don't know about you, but I like to get to know people and learn who they are, what they love, and what they're interested in. After all,  life is about relationships.

  • I'm 6 feet tall without shoes. Fortunately, my husband is 6'5", so I'm still shorter than him in heels! 
  • Speaking of heels,  the last time I wore my beloved stilettos to a wedding I swore I would never wear them again (but I will). I literally could not feel my feet by the end of the night. Sometimes fashion before comfort just wins, regardless. 
  • I have one younger sister, who means the world to me. She is one of the most amazing and inspirational people I know, and has a positive attitude despite being a dialysis patient due to kidney failure.
  • I think the best ice cream in the world is Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Peanut Butter. I have always loved the combination of chocolate and peanut butter and used to put peanut butter on my ice cream as a topping when I was a kid. Wait....I still do.
  • I love historical fiction. This is probably why I loved the American Girl Dolls so much growing up. I can't wait to pass down my dolls to my own daughters when they're old enough for them!
  • Fall is my favorite season. My birthday is in October, I love wearing scarves, sweaters, and tall boots, and the golden autumn colors are just so beautiful. 
  • Fall reminds me of s'mores. Another junk food treat that I adore.
  • Have I mentioned I have a sweet tooth?
  • One of my most amazing and sobering life experiences is standing in one of many large holes created by a mortar in World War II while overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.  It really gave me perspective in what the soldiers went through while fighting for their countries in that war. 
  • My favorite beach destination is the Florida Gulf area in Destin. The drive through the quaint little Alabama towns is just so peaceful and pretty! 

What about you? What's the first random about you that pops into your head?


Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.

Atlanta Maternity Photographer | Kerry & Bob

Kerry was expecting her second baby boy in March, and elected to have a lifestyle maternity session indoors. Her house was a photographer's dream with lots of beautiful natural light pouring in her windows, and amazing detailed furniture! 

Kerry wasn't quite sure what to wear for her session so had pulled out several choices for me to look over when I arrived. Even though she's having a boy, I fell in love with this beautiful pink sweater that was included in her options. It was perfect for her complexion, and looked absolutely gorgeous with the colors of her bedroom. I always love when clients ask for my input in their wardrobe selection since I can offer my advice from a photographer's standpoint. Some clients even text me their ideas for wardrobe beforehand, and I'm always happy to give advice and feedback! Wardrobe consultation is complimentary and part of the client experience. The best advice I have for my Atlanta maternity session clients is to wear something that you feel beautiful in. If you feel great, it will show in your photos - Kerry's photos are stunning! 



Kerry & Bob welcomed their baby boy on March 4th! Welcome to the world, baby boy! You're super blessed with amazing and loving parents and big brother!  

Lily Sophia Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, and birth photography in Atlanta, Georgia and surrounding areas.