I am so incredibly lucky to document Judith's beautiful transition to motherhood by photographing her in this very special season of her life. There are so many more gorgeous photos to come, but for now, I'll let you catch a glimpse of our maternity session in the rolling hills of Irvine, California.
Let me tell you that photographing babies and families is not an easy task! Sometimes it may look so effortless, (because my clients are awesome), but you have no idea how much work is behind all the great images. Being patient is tough for me. Getting the kids to laugh and smile is also difficult. And sometimes these are just split-second captures that happen in an instant, and you either get it or you don't. But I also love it when parents let me do my "thing" and give me the freedom to be creative. It's so much fun when families let loose, and be themselves, because that's when the sincerest moments arise. Children are truly God's blessing, and I hope my photos will one day remind the kids that no matter what happens, their parent's love for them is unconditional. Love this family.
The light toward sunset kept getting better and better...can't beat California light!
This photo session was very dear to me as I helped a friend document her time being pregnant and what it felt like. Her son was born only one month after this shoot. I knew she was going to be a great mother. We shot this in my home, it was very intimate, minimalistic, but with a lot of heart poured into it. I hope one day Owen can look at these photos and know that he was fully loved even before he was born.