When one of Becca's closest friends, Whitney, became pregnant we were so excited for the moment when we would be able to shoot her maternity photos. We had so many fun ideas from blue bows on the belly, to silhouettes at sunrise, playing in fall leaves, and surprise sonogram images. When we got there we knew we wanted to shoot the day as a fall-themed experience. It was one of the first fall weeks with perfect weather, unreal sun/ natural lighting, and the colors of fall everywhere. From being Celebration residents, Whitney and Rob knew some amazing spots for photos and with Becca and I's creative eye we all made the best team together (and of course had a blast spending the day with two of the most fun people we know!)
We all agreed we did NOT want to do the standard/nude/creepy/painted basketball belly looking maternity photos. So of course we brainstormed and came up with some exciting new ways to celebrate being pregnant through our photos. We hope you enjoy!
What is really amazing about the above photo is that I thought I was just taking a picture of a note Rob had wrote to Whitney that laid on their vanity and nearby were all the sonogram images. What I didn't realize is how special this picture actually became. Before they got married last October, they each wrote a sealed letter to each other and weren't allowed to open it until 6 months after they were married. Well in the very beginning of the letter Rob writes "By the time you read this I hope you are already pregnant, because you will make the best mother, if not, I'm sure you will be soon!" So a simple note I thought I would make a great picture turned out to mean so much more to them! Congratulations again you two. We are so happy for you and can't wait to meet lil' Robert!
I love this image above because Rob is from NY and of course a HUGE Yankees fan. I noticed in their house a minature newborn Yankees hat. So in a way this is the first father/son photo together!