Angela and her fiance are a few months away from meeting their baby boy. This sweet little guy doesn’t have a name just yet, and Angela says she may wait till she meets him to make a final decision. This is her first baby, slated to make his appearance just in time for Thanksgiving.
Originally from Montana, she’s been in Houston for three years. Can you even imagine adjusting to the humidity here after surviving blizzards?! That takes quite a bit of courage! Anyone who has lived in the South forever pulls out a sweater as soon as it hits the 60s outside (myself included!).
For Angela’s maternity session, we tried something a little different: rooftop photos in The Woodlands! I’ve wanted to do a session like this forever, but it’s just not practical until the weather cools down a bit. On a partly cloudy September evening, we had a decent breeze that is rare during the heat of Houston summers.
The muted tones of the parking garage and surrounding buildings were quite a change from all the green that is usually a backdrop for maternity photos. It was nice to change things up a bit! Luckily we snagged this rooftop parking garage at the perfect time – there were barely any cars limiting our options for the perfect background.
Angela’s bright smile and go-with-the-flow personality made for an easy, relaxed session. Her perfect round bump is perfectly complemented by the delicate mocha shade of this wrap, the latest fabric in my exclusive studio wardrobe collection. The rose detailing of the lace is so beautiful. It’s a slightly stretchy material that hugs her gorgeous curves – what a beautiful mama she is!
In settings like this rooftop garage, pops of color are essential to add that extra visual interest to photos. What better way to do that than with a dozen blue balloons celebrating Angela’s son? I love how the blue jumps off the photo, especially with the neutral shades of this location.
Other gorgeous ways to add color to a session like Angela’s include a brightly colored gown or pashmina, or even a bouquet of fresh flowers. I loved how the rooftop was like a blank canvas, allowing endless possibilities for a stunning maternity session.