When I first started my family photography business, I lacked confidence. I started it on kind of a whim, like most momtogs do. I loved shooting my kids so I figured why not jump into a business. Once I started booking families and had no idea what I was doing. Ha! So, I had tendency to let them take the lead. I would let clients choose locations, shooting times, and gave no direction on clothing or expectations. I bet you can guess how I would leave these sessions, sooo unhappy. I knew that I wasn’t producing the quality images I wanted to provide my families and what they truly deserved. I knew that I needed make some changes and could do so much better.
I was recently sitting down with friends talking about how we felt during our pregnancy, mainly the things we loved and hated. I was shocked at how differently each of my friends felt during pregnancy and even how much that varied pregnancy to pregnancy. I can totally attest to that after carrying 3 children!! Each of my pregnancies carried different stressors and different joys. The one thing I don’t have from all of my pregnancy is photos.
I’ve been excited to share this sunset maternity session since we shot it. You may remember this adorable family from their in-home lifestyle session I shot this past winter. Felise is the owner of Felise Photography and one of the great friends that I have made on this photography journey. I was over the moon thrilled to shoot her maternity session.
In St. Louis, you never know if a January evening will bring sunshine with warm temps or bitter cold and clouds. For this winter maternity session, we were able to get outside! Although we didn’t have the sun, we were happy with the slightly warmer temps. This first time mom, made my job so easy.