This Charleston maternity session captured all the emotions Lauren was feeling a month before her little boy arrived. She told me she felt beautiful, strong and empowered. She was amazed by what her body could do, and how it was able to change, to foster this new life inside her. And she felt empowered being able to physically carry and nurture a human being with her body.
Lauren and Charlie’s son joined the outside world last week. It’s wonderful to look back at these maternity photos and see the magic in her curves, the peace in her expression, the grace and strength of her body.
For Lauren’s Charleston maternity session, I set up a portable studio in her historic downtown home, with a backdrop and lights. We did half of the photos there, then moved to her beautiful backyard to catch the late-morning sunlight. We finished in different spots around her house, exploring each room with new wonder, experimenting with the ethereal light that was already there. Lauren’s dog Beasley (her FIRST baby), stayed at her feet for most of the session and joined in for a few of the photos.
I will forever remain enamored with pregnant women, and this was no exception. If you are pregnant and would love to capture everything you love about this milestone moment in your life, I would love to photograph you. Check out our latest portrait work on our Instagram account, and please reach out when you’re ready! I can’t wait to hear your story.