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As I was saying…

26th of 30 Posts

The fourth of July 2019 at a scene I’ve shot many times and moods. This feels like a hot summer day on the Delaware Bay at Port Mahon. If you’re familiar with the location, you know the smell of dead horseshoe crabs, marsh and salt water, the buzz of various sky demons from hell (biting flies of the most aggressive sort) and the sound of the gulls squawking as they wheel in the air.

Paris Impressions

Day 24 of 30 Day Challenge

We stayed a few blocks away in an Air BNB

It was amazing to be in Paris and see the landmarks. It felt surreal in many ways.

Train Station

Public transportation is on point in Paris and Amsterdam. This train station had so many repeating details and people for scale

Older Building
Inside the Air BNB
In the Paris Metro
Of Course I did an Eiffel Tower shot!
Beautiful details
Older building

Hiding my Light Under a Basket

Day 21 of 30 Day Challenge

I’ve been doing maternity photos for a while. They are some of my favorite portrait sessions. We Americans do some crazy things that end up making women feel “less than” when their bodies change over time. This is often amplified in pregnancy. For many women, there is a stigma to being “fat” when they’re bringing life into the world. Being able to make photos during this phase of their life, is a special honor. I appreciate the trust I’m given to make beautiful photos.

I haven’t been sharing a lot of this work because… reasons. I’m not sure about doing retail photography after leaving retail sales 20+ years ago. My style of photos is also different from many other photographers. I tend to prefer minimal make up, minimal ‘posing’ and trying to get to the real person underneath.

If I’m honest, there’s a little impostor syndrome and a little anxiety about sharing my work too.

Any ways…. here are some maternity photos I’ve done for friends and family over the last several years. You’ll see more color in them than my earlier notes would make you expect. Usually, it’s because there is something special happening with the light or the outfits. You’ll see some dads in the photos below. I’ve also done shoots with the siblings and other family members to be part of the special time. I do them assuming that in 10 or 20 years, family will look back on the happy time before the new baby.

I love the timelessness of the ocean and a mother to be
This momma was so confident and beautiful
I love the personality in these
Proud parents to be
One of my favorite maternity photos ever. A contemplative model in a quiet moment
This momma had her baby just a few days later! I loved the light in her hair and the apparent joy in her smile
Such a great smile at a special time
I like doing these real photos of a young couple on the threshold of change
Such a beautiful smile and dress! I had to show this in color
Another classic pose by the sea
This was done in the baby’s room with Mom in the beautiful light !