Maternity Photography |Samantha Metheny Photography
As a photographer new to the trade, every shoot is a learning experience. This beautiful mama, Courtney, has been the subject of much of my professional development. She has trusted me with a HUGE variety of shoots: Portraiture, Family Photography, Pregnancy Announcements, Commercial Photography (she owns a crochet business: Pleased to be Crafting. Check her out!). And, now she has trusted me with her maternity photographs.
Talk about a true honor.
It was very important to Courtney, and myself, that we capture not only her beautifullly round belly, but the reality of her family dynamics during this season of life. Courtney, her husband - Quinton, and her daughter - Georgia, are all open-air loving souls.
Anything short of a rustic/country feeling just wouldn't fit their personalities.
Sweet Georgia was convinced that mommy and daddy were having a picnic in the above photograph. She couldn't miss out on that action! Georgia cleverly snuck in some snuggles. There is no way that I could have posed this picture more perfectly.
Miss Georgia was nearing her bedtime, and some storn clouds were rolling in. We knew that we needed to close out our shoot, but Courtney and I couldn't miss the opportunity to use the local landscape for one last photo of the day.
The color of the bokeh gives us away - a storm was rolling in ... quick! because of some previous collaberation over Pinterest, we knew that there was one belly shot that we couldn't miss out on snapping. The next day, we put Georgia down for a nap and headed right back outside for the following photo.
Isn't she breath-taking?
I am so grateful to the Waters family for trusting me with my first maternity photography experience. I cannot wait to continue my education in this area of photography!