Maternity

Boho Style Maternity Session | Red Bluff, CA | Reno - Lake Tahoe Maternity Photographer

Oh hot damn!

Everything about this session was fire - fire charred field, burnt yellow dress, blazing sun, smoke, and a gorgeous mama! Chelsee is a family and newborn photographer based in Redding, CA. When another photographer approached me about shooting this dress and we got Chelsee on board - I knew it was going to rock!

We were supposed to shoot this a couple weekends ago, but the devastating Carr Fire that is currently ripping through Northern California put a delay on our shoot. It was heartbreaking to see the devastation it has caused. This burned field in Red Bluff, CA was caused by a fire a couple months ago. It was close to town and some folks did loose some property. 

I always try to see the beauty in a location. It doesn't always have to be green to be pretty. The contrast of the colors on the charred backdrop, along with the golden morning sun - it was absolutely perfect for this shoot.

I like to call it "New Life Amongst the Devastation".

Thank you Chelsee for coming out and braving the lenses of a group of photographers. You brought my vision alive and it was pure perfection! Little Tuck man was so adorable and has some seriously awesome dance moves!

Please keep everyone affected by these crazy fires in your prayers. So many folks have lost everything. I cannot even begin to imagine what they are going through. 

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Wooded Maternity Session | Galena Creek Park | Reno - Lake Tahoe Maternity Photographer

Oh Jenna. How gorgeous you are!

Jenna was such a trooper during the cold months! Our first attempt at her outdoor maternity session was in the middle of a blizzard. While it would have been rad, it was cold and windy. The following week though? Was all sunshine and chill - so a little more manageable.

I met Jenna when I did a maternity boudoir model call. Then I received my gorgeous Mr. Pretty Skirt and I needed to shoot it, and she was the perfect model for it! So glad she was tolerant of my shenanigans and ideas! Jenna rocked her session and Galena Creek Park was the perfect setting for this session! The trees, light, dress and gorgeous mama make this entire maternity session perfect!

Thank you Jenna for trusting me and playing along with my visions! You rocked it mama!

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Maternity Boudoir Session | Reno - Lake Tahoe Photographer

There's nothing more gorgeous than a pregnant mama! I know as a mom of three - you don't feel gorgeous, but it's truly an amazing thing that a women's body goes through in those 40 weeks of pregnancy. Let me tell you right now - YOU ARE A GODDESS! Love yourself and your body! Celebrate YOU! Treat yourself to a maternity boudoir session!

Lets just take a moment to admire how gorgeous Jenna is at 37 weeks with her 2nd little prince! Jenna was a rockstar for her maternity boudoir session and she was so fun to photograph. We did some in-studio boudoir photos and then took it outside with a gorgeous dress (those are being saved for another blog post).

Thank you Jenna for trusting me with your maternity photos! I cannot wait to see little man and get capture your family of 4!!

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Wooded Maternity Session | Galena Creek Park | Reno - Lake Tahoe Maternity Photographer

When someone tells me they've never actually had professional photos taken with their fiancé, I have a minor freakout internally - especially when it's a special time like being pregnant with your first child!

Brandon was at a Super Bowl party I was at. We got to talking and he tells me about expecting his first child (a baby girl) in just three short weeks. Naturally, I ask about photos, only to find out they haven't taken any.

Cue panic.

Thank goodness I have a rad boss who told me to take Monday afternoon off so I could go do Brandon and Stephanie's maternity photos. So in matter of 24 hours we had this maternity session planned. Grabbed maternity dresses from the studio, and decided Galena Creek Park was the perfect setting.

It couldn't have been more perfect. The yellow dress. The light. The couple. Lets not mention that perfect baby bump! Brandon and Stephanie were an absolute dream to photograph, and I am so happy I was able to squeeze them in and give them these incredible images for a very special time in their lives!

Now I can't wait to get my hands on their little princess!

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Fall Maternity Session | Reno - Lake Tahoe Maternity Photographer

This session. All the heart eyes over here!

I've wanted to shoot in a corn field for awhile now. Being in Nevada, I figured that wouldn't happen. Then October came and I realized - there ARE cornfields here - duh! Pumpkin patches have corn mazes! I contacted Ferrari Farms in Reno, NV about using they're corn maze, and they were more than happy to let me come in and use it. It did not disappoint, that's for sure!

Lets talk about Kelli! STUNNING! Everything about this shoot was perfect and gorgeous. I couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous mama to humor me in my need for a cornfield shoot. She rocked it every way possible!

Thank you Kelli for humoring me! I cannot wait to see pictures of your sweet baby boy (#teamsterling)! You rock pregnancy and I have no doubt you're going to rock this motherhood thing, too! Congrats!

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Twin Pregnancy Announcement | Mt. Rose Meadows | Reno - Lake Tahoe Photographer

Ekkkkkkk! One of my besties (and studio mate) is having a baby! Wait, let me rephrase that...

...she's having babies!!! :)

Careful about cracking jokes about twins - because it just may be true! I am so over the moon happy for Matt and Jentry and their growing family! They're about to embark on an amazing journey two babies and I cannot wait to snuggle these little babes!

We chose to do their announcement session at the Mt. Rose Meadows. The light was amazing an the mosquitos were in full force - but it was totally worth the 100 mosquito bites I have now! They are big campers and wanted to incorporate the camping theme some how - he little blue camping cups were perfect for this!

Thank you Matt and Jentry for letting me capture your special announcement! I can't wait to capture you over the next couple months as your belly grows! You better get used to being in front of the camera!

:)

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