Just look at this lovely amber haired pregnant lady! She is a mom to be I had a such a pleasure to photograph during our pregnancy session! I have to tell you something. It was cold! This does not happen a lot in Florida. We moved session for a day later just to get extra 10 degrees of warmth. Cause I like my clients to be as comfortable as possible and not freezing their noses and behinds off, of course! Giggling here just a little… We were all a troopers and I think, I can easily say that we had lots of fun, even in low 50 degrees. Maybe those snuggle images were so intense because they just wanted to be warmer? Nah… I don’t think so because I could barely separate them after couple shots. No complaints from this expecting dad even a tiny bit… and those are the results.
Stunning pregnancy photographs loaded with love, intensity and emotions. Just like I want it. And the sunset? Right before we were wrapping the session the sun actually came out!! Perfect ending to this heartwarming maternity session!
It’s so good to start Holiday season again! We are only a couple of months away from Christmas, and that means there will be a lot Family Sessions coming up!
The fall season can be so busy due to Christmas cards mailing deadline and beautiful cool weather here in Florida. Actually, it is one of my favourite times in the whole year!
This beautiful family was photographed by me for the 2nd time around, and each time I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to take pictures of them when they were expecting a baby.
Whoever knows me, understands how much I love Maternity Sessions! It’s always so exciting to see my previous client again and watch their family and children grow. Not mentioning, how heartfelt is to capture their pregnancy! It’s been a while since I saw their beautiful girl, first daughter, actually when she was still in the belly, and I am so excited for her to be a big sister so soon, and surely enough she already had choices for her name!
One day workshop with so much information! Low light, dramatic photography and outdoor session teaching how to use your angles, light and shadows!
Already planning new one for next year!! In love with our models!. Weloved what everyone had created! Huge thank you to Ana Rosenberg for giving away a sample of her incredible lr/acr presets! They are amazing! And huge thank you to Lensbaby for sharing our workshop! Stay tuned for more info #dancinglightandshadowsworkshop We talked about emotions, details, how to capture them, editing, workflow, posing, clients, and then life, motherhood, and fear, different ways to use light…either to create soulful, emotive images, illuminated images or shadow driven frames. You will learn step by step how to create emotive, raw, light driven images.
It’s an incredible chance for photographers, who want to learn how to see light through the lens, to get different perspective, create up close and personal, full of emotions images and simply have fun with us.
When Maternity Session turns into a Family Session, you sure can expect lots of energy and that’s exactly what we had when a sweet daughter of this glowing expecting mamma joined us.
So glad we hugged tight and let her be a center of attention for couple frames. Those moment will fly by and since soon she will be a big sister, attention seams just a perfect thing to give her, right?
It was all about love, new life and bright future. That light couldn’t be any more magical and simply perfect for the occasion as you can see.
Soul, joy and illuminating beauty, that’s all I see when browsing once again through those images. Such a blessing to be able capture those for them!
I am looking back at this session and smiling. This little girl’s mom told me that her daughter is quite shy. Pretty much 30 minutes into the session we were chasing each other and holding hands and she smiled with the best toothless smile ever!
So sweet that this big sister was a part of her mom’s Maternity Session!
Connection between mom and a daughter is one of the most beautiful ones and to capture them in such a great moment is just heartwarming, wonderful experience!
Did I mentioned that I am in love with the rainbow flare image of mom??!! Stunning! No editing tricks there, just right lens.
It was just amazing to be able not only travel to see my family in Europe, but to also help my clients there as well.
There is a little bit of melancholia when I think about Poland.
It’s been over 2 years when I’ve been there last time and saw my family. It felt pretty incredible to drive around and find spots for session. Even though it was pretty cold in the beginning of Spring, the excitement and photographing this beautiful mom to be kept my soul and spirit warm.
This is new beginning of spreading my services in and outside of United States. I am so looking forward to all maternity, children and family sessions outside Florida!
When another photographer, whose work I follow, asks to shoot her Maternity Session…
IT’S SUCH AN HONOR. It’s simply such an honor for others to put trust in me. I feel this way about every client of mine. There is something even more special, when somebody who understands photography so well and who is so very talented, decides to book a session with me while they are away from home. Floored? Yes, I was floored. Most definitely! I know this lady for quite a long time,through Clickin Moms mostly, but I pretty much follow her work all over social media. So when I learned she was coming to Jacksonville AND booked a session with me, AND I would meet her family and see her beautiful belly, I WAS ALL IN. Head first! Hahaha, not kidding! I have to tell you, I loved their kids! Such fun, sweet kiddos and I think it is fair to say I made friends with them for life. Ok, joking! But we did ended up drinking milkshakes together and eating burgers, so that tells you something… We were hungry. Ha! We wished to have a little more time, but I simply couldn’t wait to get back home and upload those images! This mom was glowing! I gasped pretty much each time I was taking picture of her and wind came to frame…
I feel like I am giving you too many words. Just look, and you will know exactly what I mean.
“We take photos as a return ticket to the moments otherwise gone”
Maternity is such an amazing time to capture. It has such a depth to it, started so innocent with a smile, butterflies… with a love story, and it goes so much further, blooming into such a amazing journey… Nine months later, there will be another new voice heard in your home, you will hear more little steps across your floors, many firsts of everything which years later will start another new love story of it’s on… Beginning of beginnings, really… There is nothing quite like it: honest, emotive, delicate, yet beaming with strength. My heart is in every frame I capture, but expecting moms and motherhood is truly understood by me. So as soon as the possibility of photographing this maternity session came up, I was so full of anticipation of what this opportunity would be like.
As always I gathered my information ahead of time, we discussed the light in their house, clothing, time and talked about children they already have. From the time the door opened in front of me and a husband holding a little precious girl welcomed me with a smile on his face, I knew I had an amazing couple hours ahead of me. As mom was finishing up getting ready, I was chatting with her well behaved little boy… a big brother. Soon after, he and I were climbing stairs with his sister giggling and just watching her steps. She was definitely leading the way, occasionally holding her dad’s hand…. My heart was melting. Of course I was observing every minute of it through my lens, at least until mom came downstairs.
Let me tell you something, over the years I learned to use even minimal light in my photography, since many clients’ houses don’t have a great amount of natural light. This session’s room was full of light (even on a cloudy day)! White walls, minimal window treatment… this was going in such a different direction, and I loved it! I knew that even in this airy space I will be still able to capture the depth. I will create shadows, but what was important we created connection and from now on depth in emotions was what I was interested in the most. I browsed around the room planning in my head on how I will use this great setting, and we were on to pause this amazing stage of their life, forever.
It really didn’t take that long for this beautiful mom to relax and let her true emotions show. From the peaceful and intimate moments, a little laugh and joined family pictures, those couple of hours flew by. I remember very well, when we were finishing up and her boy came into the room saying: “Are you done, already?!!” He was so surprised, it made me laugh a little! We just needed a couple of moments between mom and daughter being captured: we had maybe 5 minutes to go. I knew she was getting tired, so I just asked mom to snuggle with her baby for a little while… Which brought me to tears, when I remembered my daughter was resting on my shoulder, playing with my hair and holding me the same way as her daughter did … There was so much peacefulness, love and joy in the air… I almost didn’t want to wrap up the session yet.
But we were all ready… we saved those fleeting minutes for her, and I knew we did wonderfully!!
Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Family/Children/Maternity Photographer