The most beautiful moments from 2020 maternity sessions
One of my favorite things to do at the end of each year is recap my favorite memories from maternity & newborn sessions. I love to revisit the time I spent with amazing clients as we celebrated their pregnancies and the beginning of parenthood.
While 2020 was a rollercoaster of a year with the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, one thing stayed the same: couples were overjoyed to be expecting their babies and excited to celebrate this new chapter with gorgeous maternity sessions!
Tori & Scott | A late summer bright, floral session
There were so many things to love about Tori’s maternity session, beginning with our shared love of The Office and Michael Scott, World’s Best Boss! The entire evening was peppered with quotes from The Office and discussions of our favorite moments. It was an absolute pleasure to spend time with this sweet couple as they prepared to meet their son, August Maxwell.
Intially, Tori and Scott wanted to meet up at The Woodlands Waterway for their late summer maternity photo session. However, we wound up going with Mercer Arboretum instead, opting for the quieter, calmer atmosphere. Mercer didn’t disappoint – it was overflowing with brightly blooming flowers on a September evening.
Tori looked lovely in a navy blue dress with lace detailing. Scott complimented her perfectly in khakis and a blue checkered shirt. Tori’s gorgeous hair & makeup was done by my favorite Houston hair & makeup team, headed up by Samantha Loesch.
Ashley & Mark | A July session in paradise!
My heart always goes out ot mamas who are pregnant during our sweltering south Texas summers. There’s nothing that will zap your energy while pregnant like the heat and humidity of July in Houston!
But parents-to-be Ashley and Mark handled the high summer temperature like champs! She contacted me in the spring with a maternity photo session location already in mind – Houston Oaks Country Club, a getaway spot that serves as their home away from home.
Houston Oaks worked out so perfectly for Ashley’s maternity photos because we had the option of indoor and outdoor photos. Of course we photographed underneath the beautiful old oak trees on the property, as well as in the bridal suite inside the clubhouse. I was thankful for a place to get Ashley out of the heat for a bit!
Mark and Ashley brought several outfits for their two-hour session. Ashley looked stunning in all three of her dresses, and Mark’s wardrobe choices were equally smart. With a sweet little boy on the way, there was a lot of blue in Ashley’s photo gallery.
Jenny & Sam | a lovely rainbow baby maternity session
Jenny and I have known each other for years, ever since we met in 2003 at Texas A&M University. I was so happy to hear from her earlier this year, when she reached out to arrange maternity and newborn photos to celebrate her daughter on the way.
This was an extra special maternity photography session as we celerbated not just Claire Marie on her way, but also Mary Grace, Jenny’s first daughter who passed away last year. Jenny and I worked together to incorporate both of her girls into the photos. We honored Mary Grace with a bouquet of soft pink and ivory flowers and with a letter board.
Jenny had three beautiful outfits for her maternity photos; two of them are from my client closet and one is hers. Although it was quite warm at Mercer Arboretum, Jenny looked absolutely stunning!
Looking forward to 2021!
My 2021 session calendar is already quite busy with lots of sessions celebrating first birthdays for dozens of babies, including each of the families pictured here! I can’t wait to hear how life has changed for all of these couples after the first year with their babies.
I’m excited about a couple of new location options for maternity sessions, as well as new gowns for my maternity clients. I’ve also expanded my selection of newborn outfits and props, and I can’t wait to see how beautifully these items photograph!
If you’re waiting to welcome a sweet baby in the next year, I’d love to help you celebrate with beautiful maternity and newborn sessions. There’s nothing in the world like becoming a mama, and these are memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime.