Family & Maternity • Summer Photo Shoot

July 07, 2014  •  1 Comment

 I recently had the opportunity to see many of my friends back in Charlotte one more time before Baby Beirne arrives. There is nothing better than being back home, but I definitely miss Charlotte and I am so thankful for all of the experiences and close friends I have from living there. Despite a few setbacks it was an awesome trip! Summer in the Carolinas is usually pretty darn hot, but thankfully this time it was surprisingly pleasant. I was 30 weeks pregnant at the time, so my bestie and I planned to do a photo shoot for each other. Natalie's adorable family was up first. The super cloudy day cleared up just in time to let gorgeous rays of sun appear for our shoot. 

After our fun family session it was time for my turn in front of the camera. Throughout the process of attempting my own self-portraits, I have learned that it is difficult to be both the photographer and the subject. Trying to make myself relax and pose as I would pose my clients is a daunting task. My main goal for doing this is to help me understand what it feels like to be the subject so I can strengthen the way I interact with and pose my clients. Thankfully this time I didn't need my remote! My awesome best friend took the lead and swapped spots with me so she could snap the photos after I set up the camera. It was a blast driving around searching for the right spots to photograph and stalking Pinterest for ideas. About six years ago with my dinky FIVE megapixel camera, I took my first ever maternity photos of Natalie...

 Now it was my turn and I am SO thankful she was the one to capture our moments. Natalie rocked that camera!

Natalie- I always love capturing memories for you and now I have these amazing memories captured BY you! This is a day I will never forget. I love you with all my heart!


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1.canvas printing(non-registered)
what a amazing shoot considering you shot the whole thing yourself i think the result is beautiful and what a great idea to improve as a photographer getting inside the head of the subject.
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