I know I have said it before but I absolutely adore photographing this beautiful time in an expecting mother’s life and their family’s lives as well. And I absolutely loved getting to know Roselyn and her beautiful story. Roselyn wanted simple but beautiful portraits of her pregnancy in the studio and I didn’t want a lot going on in the backdrop for this, I wanted the photos to focus on her and this beautiful moment for her. I get asked a lot about when I shoot in studio, Are you using studio lighting for these? and the answer is I never use studio lighting because I love using as much natural light given to me as possible. There is nothing wrong with studio lighting, in fact I know some very talented photographers in Portland that primarily use studio lighting, but for me, its never been the style and feel of the sessions I love to photograph. And Roselyn wanted just that, soft natural light and I’m lucky to shoot in a studio that gives me enough of this delicious light.
Roselyn made her session a big deal because it is a BIG DEAL. Unless you’re Kim Kardashian, how many times do you actually have professional photos taken of you? I always recommend choosing outfits that make you feel beautiful as well as comfortable for maternity, loose fitting chiffon dresses are always recommended as well as hair & makeup professionally done, because why not pamper yourself?
Well Roselyn did exactly that and had fun with her outfits and brought in 3 different beautiful outfits. Jennifer from Face Body Beauty came in and pamper her with makeup and hair. She looked absolutely stunning and felt gorgeous and that is the goal I strive for any Portrait session.
Here are some of my favorites from her Maternity Portrait Session in the studio: