When a session combines ice cream and maternity photos, you know you're going to have a fun photo session! This family was no exception. Mom had a few great ideas for her session, from the location (a favorite spot for their family) to bringing ice cream to eat with her son! We didn't start with ice cream and maternity photos, though! Of course, we took some nice family photos to document them as a family of 3, just before they become a family of 4. And they were just stunning. Mom was so gorgeous and glowing. This is one of my favorite shots of just mom. I know you can't see all of her, but that sweet smile peeking at the top of the frame while the focus is on her baby bump is perfect.Then I had the boys join mom for a few photos as the sun was peeking through the trees. These are the kinds of shots that I think photo sessions are made for. No one is looking at the camera, yet it is so special. You see that connection between that family. It's as if I captured a private moment of family joy. You can't forget a mother and son shot. And you just know dad is being goofy behind me to bring out smiles like that! Mom wanted a few photos of this big-brother-to-be. I just love his smile! This was about the time that son (and maybe father, too) was done with photos. But mom had a trick up her sleeve. ICE CREAM! It may have been 9 in the morning, but no 2 year old that I know is going to turn down chocolate ice cream. Who cares if some silly lady is making me sit on a box and taking ice cream and maternity photos? And I love this series of images of mother and son with their ice cream.
Thank you to this family for such a fun morning of ice cream and maternity photos. I can't wait to meet your upcoming arrival!