Lifestyle Maternity // Allie

I was pregnant alongside one of my best friends, her with her second and I with my third. When I say right alongside I mean it, we had the same due date! As always though, my baby came late and hers came early so our boys are about ten days apart. I was with her throughout her whole pregnancy so it only seemed natural that I also take her maternity pictures.

Since we were due in January and it was freezing, she opted for an in home, lifestyle session. It was perfect because they had spent a lot of time and effort making their home such a beautiful space! Plus the light coming in from the window was absolutely perfect and created that soft glow that I love so much.

So the thing about Allie is that she loves being pregnant. I do not, not at all. But being pregnant at the same time as someone who loves it definitely gives a new appreciation to it. She was sad that she would no longer feel her belly move, or the soft hiccups, and that feeling of maternal protection surrounding her baby. Of course she was so excited to meet her little guy but watching her love on her baby bump definitely soften my eyes to mine!

Plus how awesome is that nightgown?!

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A Summer Maternity Beauty // Jennifer

Okay I promise I have love for other seasons as well. Nothing quite like fall but there is something spectacular about a beach in summer. Something that creates a little magic in maternity pictures. Jenn was such a trooper, she had the day at the beach and then had her maternity pictures done and she looked amazing at that! Can you believe that this is baby number five?! She is simply stunning and it was so much fun.

This just goes to show that even if the sun is high, you can still get some pretty amazing pictures! Using lighting to create pictures is one of my favourite things as a photographer. Our province of Ontario has some pretty spectacular landscapes (all we’re missing are mountains!) and I’m so lucky that I’m in a job that gets to capture the beauty around us and the beauty in each person. Plus maternity photoshoots are seriously so much fun, those bumps are the best!