I was pretty excited when I first met with Laura + David, and for a couple of reasons. To be honest, I have never really been asked about maternity photos in the past because I don’t show any on my website or blog. There is a certain style that generally has stayed with some of the past and current trends of maternity and infant portraits: bare bellies, half-naked mothers, elaborate and gimmicky props and a whole bunch of things that I have never cared for as a photographer. I have always, from day one, always focused on realism: real people being themselves. I do NOT want to prematurely ‘date’ my photographs by including hokey props and other things I find silly . . . mainly because I could never see myself doing those things if I were the subject! Over the past years I have seen millions of photographs from all different genres and talents, and I can always tell when photographs are “fake’, in the sense that the subjects doing whatever they are doing in the photographs isn’t something that they ever do, and most certainly not on a regular basis. This is all fine, but the fantasy style elaborate sets and themes has just never jelled with my style. What excited me most about working with Laura + David was that they saw my vision and LOVED the ‘documentary’ type approach to portraits: real people doing real everyday things.
They described to me what their normal, everyday life is like on a typical average week. They love each other, they love their totally awesome home, they love to cook, and they love their two dogs. Although they still wanted some more directed portraits for the home, and to commemorate the maternity experience, they still loved the idea of capturing what life was like before the new baby, because maybe it would never be the same again Laura + David are proud parents of a new baby girl, and having seen some of their own photographs from home, she looks absolutely ADORABLE . . . so there are a few more portrait sessions of this family already coming in the future, can’t wait.
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The dogs weren’t too thrilled with the whole ‘getting wet’ idea
One of the dogs was very shy, I think it was just me though