Virginia Beach, Virginia
I had the opportunity to shoot the cutest little in home maternity session in Virginia Beach last week.
I was met at the door by a rambunctious lab who sniffed me and greeted me and then ran away with my boots in an attempt to get me to play with him instead of doing my job! Haha! What he doesn't know is that I would have gladly sat and played all day with him on any other day, but as it was, I was there to celebrate a little baby bump and document this fleeting season of life. I scratched his head, told him he was a good buddy, but that I had work to do.
We talked about Baby and how excited she was for her to make her arrival, how she and her husband met, and her job at a non-profit. Interestingly, we also talked about Taylor Swift and how when her phone alarm went off, we needed to pause things so that she could try to get tickets for the Nashville show. I told her, you do what you need to do, but I'm going to keep shooting!
She also baked the best salted dark chocolate cookies from scratch!
Sidenote: How is it that I get to photograph life's most beautiful moments and eat cookies and play with puppies for a JOB? *heart eyes*
Another side note: She got the tickets!
Being pregnant is such a special season of life, we all know that. But, me being a mama of 3, there's something really, really special about that first pregnancy. Everything is new. Every feeling, every sensation. Your body is doing beautiful (and weird) things and literally growing a human life. Cliche, I know, but it really is a miracle.
I'm so happy that I was able to come and just help mama celebrate. Celebrate this season.
Celebrate her this season.
Document her ever changing body in the truest form.
Nothing fancy, just her and her home and her dog.
I don't think it could have been more beautiful.
Jess is a photographer serving families located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She specializes in documentary and storytelling photography.