Maternity portraits that capture how it feels.
Editorial Lighting – Narissa + Mohammed’s Indoor Maternity Shoot
We decided to shoot Narissa and Mohammed’s maternity portraits at my studio in Ann Arbor, MI. They wanted an indoor maternity shoot that was elegant, classic, and timeless. Portraits to be framed and remembered for the long haul. To reminisce during the harder times and enjoy during the sweet ones.
When Narissa and Mo originally reached out, we scheduled a call to go over their inspiration photos and details like outfits and lighting. We talked about colors that would compliment them and what they really wanted from this shoot. They decided they only wanted a few photos with natural light and the rest in what I describe as editorial lighting.
I have spent years truly mastering my editorial lighting technique. Over a long period of time I experimented with angles, equipment, locations, and more to find the perfect balance. It has always been deeply important to me to make my clients feel glamorous and like the best versions of themselves. Perfecting this technique has allowed me to do that in such a beautiful way. Everyone is built for the magazines.
Getting Emotional – The Luxury Maternity Photoshoot
It wasn’t difficult to see how much joy these two felt for this stage of their lives. Narissa and Mo brought some particularly meaningful items for them which is something that I encourage all of my maternity clients to do. The little details are what make a session unique and personal. For these two, it was their sonogram and a pair of little boots for their baby boy.
These shoes were the first thing the couple bought when they found out they were having a boy. Little brown boots that meant so much more than keeping those tiny toes warm. They were able to envision this person they are bringing to life and celebrate him with those boots. It is a detail so special to them that it only makes sense to celebrate it in this session. Details like that are so sweet and sentimental, I know you will want to remember it.
Parents will sometimes feel bad when they start to get emotional during their maternity shoot, but how could you not? Especially for first time parents, everything is beginning to feel real, fresh, raw. Your belly has grown to a size you could never imagine, the third trimester is moving along, this is big. Taking the photos to celebrate this time in your life can be surreal. Tears are normal and all the feelings are entirely welcomed here.
Editorial Michigan Maternity Photographer
Every couple deserves to feel this special when they are having a baby. To have portraits to look back on that they will love. That feel true to them and the overflowing emotions.
All of my Metro Detroit area mamas, read more about the maternity portraiture experience and reach out with any questions. I always recommend clients to book as far in advance as possible, but at least 4 weeks ahead of time. 26-32 weeks is usually the ideal time to book your maternity session for, so plan ahead so we can bring the dream to life!