I’m always so honored to be asked to photograph the major milestones of a couple’s life. I was so honored to photograph Jenay and Daevon’s summer maternity session at Stony Creek Metropark one month before they met their precious little Desirae. These two were a 2018 wedding couple of mine and years later, I can’t get over the brightness of Jenay’s smile – the BEST!
Stony Creek Metropark is great for a summer maternity session but truly the park is popular for good reason. It’s great in every season (see those tall pine trees) and since the park is so big, there are numerous spots to use, though the tall pines are the most popular! For this summer maternity session, we got the most amazing golden hour sunset – doesn’t Jenay just look incredible?
Many clients skip the maternity session and decide on just newborn photos, but I think there’s just a sense of anticipation in a maternity session. Much like engagement photos, there’s always this palpable anticipation that you can’t re-create later on. Maybe it’s just me and my photo-loving self, but if you’re on the fence, take the photos.
And if you’re looking for something to wear, I highly recommend Pink Blush Maternity. Their stylish outfits come in a variety of sizes – you know I love a plus size friendly brand!
Looking to book your maternity session? Reach out to me now!
We had to reschedule TWICE, but I was so glad that we had literally the PERFECT night for Elizabeth and Jon’s maternity session. We visited Greenmead Historical Park (a Livonia maternity photographer favorite!) because all Elizabeth requested was blooms on the trees! But we got the most gorgeous golden hour and I had so much fun with these too!
These two had a long journey to parenthood and when I heard their story, I felt so honored that they would ask me to photograph their maternity photos. Their baby was born a few weeks ago and I know that the joy they must feel now is incredible. I am truly so happy for them and that their journey has led them to parenthood in this way!
We talked about how they met (a jazz festival) and how they weren’t learning the sex of their baby until it’s born. They had a name for their embryo (Billy) and more photos of their kiddo in utero than anyone they’ve heard of. This little one is well documented.
I love the anticipation in maternity sessions; they are so similar to engagement sessions in that way…the anticipation of the next chapter is so exciting to document!
Anticipation is always one of my favorite emotions to document. Whether it’s on a wedding day or during an engagement session, or the anticipation of a new baby during a maternity session, there’s just something special and genuine about anticipation. This past June I was able to document a Dodge Park maternity session with Connie and Brad, full of anticipation for their little boy, Carter.
Carter was born last week and I thought it would be fitting to share these maternity photos before they officially became a family of three. There’s just nothing like having photos to remember how you were pre-baby, waiting for their arrival.
I still have a few fall openings and if you’re pregnant and would like to snag a session, contact me today!
As I write this, I’m hoping that the little man the Courtneys were waiting for is arriving into the world. Emily and Stephen were part of a bridal party of a wedding I shot in August so I was glad they contacted me to do their maternity and newborn photos!
We met on a late August evening at Lower Huron Metropark in Belleville. The light was perfect, the greens were on point and Emily is an absolutely stunning momma-to-be.
They wanted to incorporate Stephen’s Harley into their photos, which is how we ended the session. I always encourage clients to incorporate elements that are special to them in their sessions, and I’m glad these two did!
In a few weeks, I’m excited to meet their beautiful baby boy and can’t wait to share those sweet photos with you all!