Experiencing joy as a Columbus Ohio Maternity Photographer is usually the first emotion I feel when I receive an inquiry from a mother-to-be! It is truly an honor to capture the beauty of a mother and child during pregnancy.
For this session, I met Graciela and Qutaiba (or “Q” for short) at Inniswood Metro Gardens! From the moment we met, I knew they were going to be so much fun to work with! And, I was absolutely right, because they were a dream to photograph! Graciela showed up to the shoot in a classic maxi dress, but with a fun twist. Her dress was a bold shade of blue! I love the simplicity (and comfort!) of maxi dresses for maternity photos, they always make a fantastic choice when deciding what to wear for your session!
One question I frequently receive when a family is preparing for a maternity session is, “What should I bring with me to the shoot?” While my answer is typically “just yourself!” I know that even though the baby is not here yet, parents are usually looking for a way to honor their upcoming arrival. This is when I usually recommend that parents bring along a small item that they’ve already purchased for the baby. Like a pair of baby shoes, an heirloom item, or any item that holds special meaning to their family!
I love being able to incorporate these items and baby accessories into their session in a creative and artistic way! The photo below of Graciela and Q holding those tiny baby shoes will always remind them of how small and tender their sweet baby was when he made his way into this world. And let’s be honest, is there anything cuter than baby feet?! Scroll through the blog below to see some of my favorite shots from this maternity session at Inniswood Metro Gardens!