Maternity sessions are always some of my favorites. The months anticipating a new bundle of joy are so full of wonder, excitement, and a little bit of nervousness. Bringing a child into the world together has a way of eliciting a spark and new kind of love in a couple. They are in this adventure together. They may not know the joys and the struggles that await yet, but they are eager to face them hand-in-hand.
Sweet Memories with a Sweet Friend
This session was particularly special because the mother is a friend of mine. She and her husband were anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first baby—a girl! Stella was radiant with her pregnancy glow. She wore an elegant sequin flowing dress that flattered her bump perfectly.
In a few of the shots, she wore a gorgeous bohemian floral crown. Her husband looked so proud of his growing family and was captivated by his wife’s beauty. In all of their images, the couple looked so calm and collected, cherishing the time before their sweet baby girl arrived. They blissfully used this session to enjoy each other’s company and take in the beauty of this phase in life.
The park in Glenview (North Shore, Chicago) provided a serene, breathtaking background for the shoot. The subtle elegance of the natural flowers and dense trees created a peaceful atmosphere. The evening could not have been more perfect. The light was soft and not overwhelming, letting the couple enjoy their moment even more. Her soft pink dress and his matching attire popped against the foliage and highlighted their happiness. Years from now, these loving parents will be able to pull out the photos for their daughter to see—showing her how eagerly and thoughtfully they awaited her arrival.
Capturing these images and memories for Stella and David as their Chicago North Shore Glenview Best Maternity Photo Session photographer was such a treat!