Nova Family Photographer | Meghan’s Maternity Session
As a Nova family photographer, I love when I have the opportunity to document some of my dearest friends through some really special moments.
Meghan is a long-time friend who used to be a photographer. We connected at a birth photographers meeting over eight years ago, and it’s been so fun getting to know her and her family. They waited such a long time to get pregnant with this baby girl, and capturing her maternity session (and her birth and newborn sessions) has been such a gift for me as a Nova family photographer.
For this session, they arrived at my Gainesville studio for hair and makeup for Meghan. I love this opportunity for moms to feel loved and taken care of before the blissful chaos of welcoming a new baby home kicks in. Being a Nova family photographer, its my goal to provide the best experience for each of my clients!
She chose two gorgeous looks for this session. The first floral dress was the perfect nod to her soon-arriving baby girl. The second look was a little bolder, and I loved that she infused more of her personality into her session. She added a red lip and looked so chic.
Why Choose a Maternity Session
Some moms are hesitant about maternity sessions, but here’s why I love them.
I know for some, pregnancy can be a bit tough. Honestly, it’s a massive change for all of us, but some of us struggle a little more with sickness and complications. Even during the hard times, our bodies are still doing something miraculous, and I love documenting this season for every one of my clients. A maternity session is a beautiful act of self-love during these seasons, and choosing to celebrate your body during this time is something none of my clients regret in the end.
If you’re hesitant, I’d love to chat more with you about planning your session and how we can make it the most amazing celebration – no matter how you’re feeling!
What Mama Had To Say
“Emily and I have known each other a long time, and I’ve always admired her work. When I found out I was pregnant, she was the first person I reached out to. Hiring her to capture this snapshot in time was one of the best decisions I made.
Usually, when we do family photos, I have one or two favorites; not so with these sessions. Every image is so precious, and I’m completely blown away by Emily’s talent, not only for capturing newborns but also for making pregnant folks and their families feel their best. I was a little self-conscious of my body, and she helped me pick dresses that complimented my curves (she even has a wonderful client wardrobe!) She took her time to make sure everyone was comfortable and even got natural smiles from my eight year old, who is in kind of a goofy stage. I loved working with her so much that I booked milestone sessions for my baby girl.
I am so grateful for Emily and her talent and will cherish the memories she captured for a lifetime.”
Did you enjoy reading this post? Are you hoping to see more posts like it? You can find more newborn photography blog posts from a Washington DC Newborn Photographer and a Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer here, here, and here. If you are looking for studio maternity photos or lifestyle newborn photography in your home, you can find those here and here!
Ever wondered what a newborn photographer recommends you pack for your newborn session? Find my packing list over on this blog post. If you are looking for more tips and tricks, you can find my Must Have Newborn Items From A Newborn Photographer here, or Breastfeeding Must Haves From A Twin Mom Here.
Please contact me if you’re looking for an in-studio lifestyle newborn photography session, an in home lifestyle newborn photography session, or a studio maternity session, or a milestone session with your baby and loved ones. I would love to work with you! You can also visit my portfolio here or follow me on Instagram for updates on availability and upcoming events. Santa sessions take place each fall in the studio and all families are welcome to join the waitlist! You can also visit my portfolio here or follow me on Instagram for updates on availability and upcoming events. Additionally, head over to my Pinterest for ideas and inspiration for our session together.