What a wonderful maternity session this was. It was such a joy to experience the excitement and the love that Allison & Josh were emanating as first time expecting parents. After 10 beautiful years of marriage, they have decided to finally create a little spark of joy to bring into the world.
When Allison first contacted me, she had only wanted to get some simple pictures done - just one or two photos perhaps. Something to capture their first moment as expecting parents. I was thrilled at the opportunity that presented itself...a chance to photograph the essence of "new" parents to be & more so, an opportunity to be a part of their moment.
We did their session right outside the condo area. It was perfect! We had the option of getting a few shots done in the grassy area out back, and then move down towards the beach just as the "golden moment" time of day was starting to settle in. My first priority when I arrive for any of my sessions, is to greet my clients and engage in small talk...it helps set a comfortable tone and I am able to attune myself to their energy which I use to guide the flow of the session. First thing on the agenda is covering any ideas for shots that my client may have...in this case, Allison and I were spot on with each other for our first shot. She had gone out and purchased a cute set of wooden blocks to spell out her baby's name and having her and Josh faded out in the background. I had also brought along my wooden blocks which were just a tad smaller than hers for the same idea :) I love it when great minds think alike!
I also wanted to include something, a toy or a stuffed animal that would belong to Alexis when she arrives to greet the world. So while Josh went up to their condo to retrieve the item, Allison and I talked some and I captured this beautiful shot of her just as she stepped into the sun's rays....
After a few more shots, we closed out our session and this beautiful couple decided to gift me with their set of wooden blocks we used for the shoot. I had commented that I definitely liked her set better because the size was perfect (not so big and yet not so small). I was thrilled at the gesture and expressed my humble gratitude. It's good people such as the Champagne's that keeps me inspired to continue seeing the love and purity that I know exists in the heart of each human being. They are already on their way to being great parents! Thank you Allison and Josh for trusting in me to Capture your Moment and for the opportunity to be a part of it. I can't wait until Alexis is born...newborn session in the making :)
On the drive out, I was able to pull over nearby and enjoy the setting sun. What a beautiful ending to an awesome afternoon! Follow me or visit my FB page to see more beautiful photos from the Champagne's maternity session.