Jessica and Peter came across my name on a forum for expecting parents; they visited my website, and decided to contact me. I was happy to hear from them, as well as finding out that some of my past clients referred me. Thank you all!
I was excited to finally meet Jessica and Peter. After we exchanged a few emails, I got a very good feeling about this exciting studio maternity session.
I always want to do something new with every client I photograph. Jessica and Peter allowed us to have all the freedom for our creative expression.
I always start thinking about the session at least a week in advance; it gives me enough time to brainstorm ideas, and it also allows me to search and find new props. This time I really wanted to focus on colors, and master the art of wrapping.
In the past two years, my stylist and I have collected a vast selection of different fabrics of various colors. So if you are getting prepared to have your studio maternity session with us, you only have to bring the matching outfits for you and your partner and we highly recommend neutral colors. It is always good to have at least two outfit changes and then we can focus on some solo shots of the mother. Usually there will be between 3 to 5 different looks.
Since, Jessica and her husband are expecting a boy, we thought that a blue background would be a good start. We had tried two different color combinations here; blue & pink as well as blue & white.
My stylist wrapped Jessica in 3 differentways with a white fabric, which I feel worked every time. We really liked wrapping, since you can always find so many ways to use the same fabric and create a perspective. As an example, Jessica looked so beautiful in white, and by adding the shoulder wrap and styling her hair up, we really changed her look.
My favorite set from this studio maternity session is the red wrap. Jessica looked stunning; it is definitely her colour! I also really liked the look with the calla lilies. The symbolic meaning associated with the calla lily is magnificent beauty, which is highly reflected in the pictures!
Another variation of wrapping – "Caravaggio" style worked really well too.
The last, but important part of this studio maternity session, was portraits of both Jessica and Peter. I always liked when husbands take the initiative and suggest ideas. As an example, Peter wanted to dance, and I thought it was a great idea. The dip definitely was one of those poses that you have to feel very comfortable and confident. I love the classic black and white portraits and they always make great gifts for other members of the family.
In conclusion, I just want to say that I am very happy with the results and I am sure Jessica and Peter will be too!