I had the pleasure of photographing the Guiney family over the summer when they had just found out they were expecting. So you can imagine my excitement to photograph their maternity/family photography session a few months later!
Kevin contacted me before Christmas asking for a gift card that he could give to his wife, Rebekah, as a very special Christmas gift. It was so much fun to take my normal gift card and add a little holiday touch. Check it out here: https://kelliannejordan.com/2019/11/24/new-gift-cards/
For their maternity session they chose to go to Tumalo State Park where they have enjoyed family dates together. It’s a special place in their hearts which made it perfect for their portrait session!
I always suggest taking photos at a place that is meaningful to you. When you hang your prints on your walls, it’s so amazing to see the scenery that brings back all the memories you’ve enjoyed at that special place. I can only hope that looking at these pictures brings back all the family memories that they have created over the last few years.
When it finally came time for their session, it started snowing. And not the pretty snow that is beautiful for photos, but that slick rain/snow stuff that isn’t pretty and just ruins your hair. So we made a plan to reschedule and it totally worked out. Just a few days later is was sunny and 60 degrees out which gave us this Spring look that completely matched Rebekah’s floral dress.
I just love the sunny glow that created the dreamy look. While we focused on the maternity portraits, I also wanted to make sure we captured all the family photos they were looking for too. In just 45 minutes we stopped time and gave them plenty of joyous and fun memories of this special time in their lives!
To the Guiney Family,
You guys are so much fun to photograph. Thank you so much trusting me with these memories. I can’t wait to meet your little one!
Caleb’s super adorable kindergarten teacher is having a baby! She’s such an amazing teacher so I just had to gift a maternity session to celebrate this season. I loved meeting her loving husband! We actually met at one of my favorite spots for photography, the field just behind Mrs. Hable’s classroom. It was beautiful! I love maternity sessions because mom is always glowing but more importantly, these are the last few moments of them as a couple. I think I really captured this beautiful time and I’m so happy we added their fur babies into the photos too!
This Bend family loves the woods and knew that a pine tree filled forest would be the perfect place for enchanting family photography. This session doubled as a maternity session for Miranda too! Of course I wanted to capture some beautiful portraits of the Desert family, but my main goal was to capture candid moments of the family together. These last few days of them together with only one kid are precious and I wanted to highlight the relationship between little Gracie and her parents. These winter family photos and maternity photos are so precious!
I went on a walk by my house in Bend, Oregon and saw this awesome tiny field with 6 foot tall green grass. I instantly thought of how beautiful the green grass would look against my redheaded friend, Kiffany. Kiffany and I set out with all our boys for a mini mother and son (or sons) maternity session. Luckily my two kids fell asleep so I had a chance to focus on Kiffany and Leo as they played in the field together. Kiffany looks so beautiful! I can’t wait to meet baby Ari!
As Amara and Dusty approach the arrival of their baby, they continue to focus on being who they are and not changing too much just because they are becoming parents. With that in mind, Amara suggested they have a maternity session with roller skates! Believe me, I suggested that it probably wasn’t safe, but she assured me that they roller skate competitively and that it would be completely safe. So, I said, “Let’s do it”! We met at my favorite field which also has a road going throughout and is dog friendly. The location was perfect for them. We were able to capture classic maternity photos of Amara as well as them as a couple. We also got some really fun photos of them on roller skates and of their dog! Who would have thought that rollerskating maternity photos would be a thing? I totally love this session. It makes me so happy to see these fun photos!
Thank you to John Gross for taking photos of my family and to my husband Josh for taking the other maternity photos of me. I can’t wait to have this little guy!
Alice and I are only a couple days apart on due dates so we decided to do quick maternity sessions of each other in a random little field on the side of the road behind our house. It was so much fun! I took photos of Alice and John and then handed over the camera so John could take photos of us. We had a great time and got some beautiful photos!
Taryn looks so beautiful in these photos! The lace maternity dress really shows off her amazing pregnancy curves. I love how these photos came out and I so excited for her little girl to join us soon!
This maternity photography session in the snow was great! I had so much fun on this cold winter day at Farewell Bend Park taking maternity portraits of my good friends. Crystal, you are glowing! I can’t wait to meet baby Andrews!
One of my most special friends from college asked if I could capture a few maternity images of at the beach so of course I said yes! Kelli has been my main model since I started shooting digitally so anytime she wants to pose for me, I’m in! We met up at a beach in Laguna Beach, California for her maternity session. It was a little brighter than I would have liked, but the image still came out artistic and beautiful! I can’t wait to shoot at this location again!
Not only did I get to celebrate her wedding, but now I get to celebrate a new life coming into this world! SO happy for these guys! Isnʼt this Costa Mesa maternity session perfect! I love that we added their dog into their maternity photos too!