Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Very Thriving Maternity Photo Session

nature maternity shoot

Among other things, I am a big photography nerd. Yes, as a sorority girl I love to have my picture taken but I also have a deep interest and appreciation for the art medium itself. Finding the perfect wedding photographer was second in priority only to finding the perfect venue for amazing photos, for example. So when it came time to deciding if I wanted to get maternity photos taken, I knew the answer was "HELL YES". It helped that as my pregnancy progressed it became more and more obvious (to myself and others) that pregnancy agreed with me so I was feeling confident about my new shape and wanted to record this special time in our lives.

nature maternity shoot
nature maternity shoot
nature maternity shoot

I came across Erin Scabuzzo of Hello Pinecone Photography while browsing a baby blog called On To Baby. They had featured one of her maternity shoots and I instantly fell in love with the way she composed the shots and edited the images. Every one felt ethereal and had a vintage quality about it; exactly what I was looking for in maternity pictures. She also lives (and works) in Topanga Canyon, which is where TH and I got married, and is also only minutes away from where we got engaged in Malibu. Topanga Canyon is one of the most insanely gorgeous areas in Southern California, so despite it being almost 2 hours from our house I knew it would be worth it - plus I loved how it felt very "full circle" going back there! To top it off, Erin is one of the coolest/sweetest people ever! Our session was fun and effortless, and TH was comfortable the entire time which was great because he sometimes feels uncomfortable in front of the camera (as many men do).

nature maternity shoot
nature maternity shoot
nature maternity shoot

I'm mostly posting my solo pics, out of respect for TH's privacy, but trust me he was in a lot more shots! I can't wait to get some big prints made to put in BK's nursery.

nature maternity shoot
nature maternity shoot

Thank you Erin for creating such beauty for my little family to cherish for many years to come! I can't wait to have you shoot our little guy once he gets used to the real world for a bit. You are the best!

nature maternity shoot
nature maternity shoot
nature maternity shoot

Please make sure to check out all her glorious work on her website and Facebook page. She has also been featured on Inspired By This, On To Baby (twice), and 100 Layer Cake-let.



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3 comments:

  1. beautiful maternity wear - love your white lace dress!! where is it from?

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    1. Well thank you! The white lace dress is from ASOS Maternity, although I don't see it on their website anymore. They have TONS of cute and affordable maternity clothes though! Thanks for dropping by :)

      Strive to Thrive,
      Nic

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    2. thanks so much! love your website

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