It was a hot summer evening when we did this maternity photoshoot in Philadelphia. But that didn’t stop us from having a fantastic time getting these wonderful images of this soon-to-be family of four! The session was part of the Barefoot Summer Series that I offered in 2019. Mom was actually around 36 weeks pregnant here, and despite the crazy heat, she still radiated with a beautiful expectant glow.
I have been working with this lovely family since their daughter turned one. (You can view their first sweet photo session here.) We did that first shoot at my outdoor studio in the fall. So it was nice to change up the scenery for this Philadelphia maternity photoshoot by choosing this natural flourishing green field. Besides, they do say that the second child tends to be a little wilder than the first, right?! They all had a great time picking wildflowers, cuddling in the grass, and getting ready to welcome their new addition to the family. Maternity photos outdoors happen to be my very favorite to shoot.
Maternity photoshoots (in Philadelphia or otherwise) are extra special when there is an older sibling involved. It’s a time brimming with excitement and anticipation for what’s to come. It’s also an opportunity to savor the bond you’ve built as a family of three before the next little miracle enters the scene. There are a lot of feelings to be had here, which makes it the perfect time to capture them in professional photos.
We were also able to capture some gorgeous moments of the big sister by herself. She had grown so much since that first family session when she was just a year old! They chose a pretty pink floral dress for a summery “bloom” vibe. And mom had a coordinated flowing floral dress as well. I love how dad’s outfit complemented theirs so well. He wore a simple white shirt, letting his lovely ladies be the ones to add the splashes of color. Their combined look was one of joy, delight, and celebration.
Time truly does fly by, and families evolve and grow into new versions of themselves so quickly. Life is beautiful, moments are fleeting, and capturing them in special portraits along the way is priceless.
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