Below are photos from a lovely maternity session with Richelle and her husband Joe.
Richelle and Joe are an adorable couple, and I am happy for them as they expect their first child. Richelle was simply radiant the day of her shoot making it easy to see her "maternity glow". You could feel their excitement knowing they will soon welcome their baby girl into this world. Richelle was a natural behind the camera and seeing her together with Joe was a joy for me, because you could feel the love and comfort between them. In fact, many of the shots came from them just being themselves without the need for my direction.
For this photo session, we shot in two locations: the studio and Phipps Garden Center. We incorporated a variety of props which matched both of their fun and humorous personalities. At the end of the shoot, I told the Richelle and Joe that they were welcome to write on the board whatever they wanted and offered some suggestions such as the due date or "It's a Girl". However, Richelle and Joe came up with their own personal messages which were both written toward their soon to come family addition. I found it to be such an adorable and touching moment.
Congratulations to Richelle and Joe! I have no doubt they will make great parents.