I live and shoot in Texas now, so I absolutely HAD to take maternity photographs with a gorgeous momma surrounded by beautiful bluebonnets! After moving back to Texas late last summer, to see everyones beautiful (early summer) bluebonnet photos online, I prematurely conspired to make this session a reality. For months, I dreamt about stumbling across the perfect location, just as I had done in Alaska when I discovered an epic Fireweed field for a styled maternity session. Just as the timing of fireweed, you know about when to expect bluebonnets, but catching them at their peak is a little tricky. Especially being new to Houston, not knowing where all the great locations are.
Timing is everything, and it could not have been more perfect when this beautiful Momma-to-be reached out to me. Everything fell together great, even the last minute sneaky location, and all we needed was for Mother Nature to cooperate with our spontaneous plan. If only. She put up a bit of a fight and made the session a challenging one. Because this was a Maternity Mini Session, our time to capture all the beauty was very limited. The cloudy morning turned out to be a bright sunny day, all too fast, and the wind was crazy! Though there are many unsuccessful, wind blown images, in the end, the wind actually ended up working out great for us in several photos.
This stunning Momma was nervous about being in front of the camera. Lets be real, it’s awkward for just about any of us! But after the session, she was surprised how NOT awkward it was. I make sure to give all my mommas and clients a great deal of direction AND feedback during their session, so they’re not just left there to stand quietly in front of my lens. I let you know what looks good, we talk, sometimes I tell jokes, and I even make you laugh at yourself (in a good way, of course). My goal is to get you to relax, be as natural as possible, and (gasp) even enjoy taking photos! She said I was really good at letting her know just what to do, so I’ll call it a success! After all, she IS gorgeous, so she should definitely feel that way when in front of my camera. I’m SO happy we made this session happen. My Bluebonnet Momma has gorgeous photos of her beautiful bump, and I finally have Texas options for studio artwork, y’all!!