Back in the Autumn, I was asked if I’d like to do a woodland maternity photo session for a very special couple. One of my sister’s oldest school friends, Frankie, hadn’t had any formal photographs taken of her first pregnancy with Esme and really wanted to capture her second pregnancy. I tried to explain that I specialised in children’s photography and dealt with people much smaller than her and Mark but bigger than her bump. They insisted so politely that I agreed and I’m so glad that I did.
We met early one October morning at a woodland site that was near to them and important emotionally to their family. The sun was rising across the fields and bathed them in the most beautiful light.
We chatted about the journey that had brought them here and hopes and plans for the future. They told me that they’d found out their baby was to be a boy, and he was already named Jago, a Cornish name.
There was such a sense of quiet peace and love that I think you can really feel it in the images. He was born two weeks after we had this session.
Today, I delivered their album to them and got to meet the boy himself. He’s now 6 weeks old, growing fast and completely gorgeous. You’ll have to wait a little while for me to share these with you, but trust me, he’s lovely. (Edit: you can see him here : Jago Part 2!)
I enjoyed this session so much that I’ve had more maternity sessions since and I’m now going to offer maternity photography in 2015.
If you’d like me to photograph you in your pregnancy, it’s normally best to arrange it when you’re between 32 – 36 weeks when you have a gorgeous grand bump and before the urge to bond with the sofa strikes hard (perhaps it was just me. Both times).