So this maternity session has been in the planning for several months. I was honored to be contacted by Joy before she moved here to the St. Louis area and was seeking information about the area and a possible upcoming session. We communicated via email and instantly clicked. Talking over the phone was like talking to a friend I have known for years….so sweet and easy to chat with.
So the date was set and ideas were put into a plan for the session. I love maternity and the excitement involved with the session. I love how it shows a love between the couple and the anticipation of their new arrival just weeks away.
Fast forward to this past week…a photographer has a complication. Yep, I fell and broke my arm. Merely hours after arriving home from the hospital I knew I had to start reaching out to my some of fabulous photographer friends and ask for help. I am so glad Amanda from Dreaming Tree Photography was able to save me from my stress. I called Joy and explained what happened and she was understanding.
So Amanda and I put our minds together and came up with the following session. I must admit it was so difficult to not be behind the camera but also kind of fun directing someone of what I wanted. Looking back at it now I think it was a good experience for me to push myself into working angles differently. Amanda captured wonderful images for me/with me and I am thrilled to share them with Joy and the rest of my blog readers.
Here are a few shots from home…
Joy is just beautiful inside and out. Her smile is infectious and these two are going to be fabulous parents!
We fell in love with Stevie (their dog) He is going to be soo good with the baby!
Some sweet photos with Joy and her mother…
Of course March weather here in St. Louis is always unpredictable and we ended up with a very cold and kind of dreary day outside but we were able to capture some outdoor photos as well.
We ended our session at Faust Park for a few more outdoor shots. They are truly such a fun couple!
Thank you so much for the opportunity to photograph this special time for you Joy! I hope you enjoy the sneak peek and can’t wait to show you your full gallery! Thanks to Greg for being such a willing participant, dog trainer, furniture mover and wonderful support for your wife!
Can’t wait to meet your new little one!