It’s been a while since I’ve been able to work with the Tollackson family and I’ve missed them! Levi was still a baby back then –but now he’s waiting on the arrival of his new brother or sister (it will be a surprise!). For this session (during our new COVID era), I met the Tollacksons out at their property so we could still practice proper social distancing.
Something about a beautiful sunset and maternity photos goes SOOO well together—don’t you agree?!? Kayla and Andrew met me out in La Vernia on our family’s property for a perfect October evening to take her maternity photos. We had little wind, gorgeous light and no mosquitoes (so I’d say it was near perfect)! Kayla was ever the glowing mom-to-be and her floral dress was just right against the backdrop of the greenery as the sun set through the leaves.
A sunset maternity session on gorgeous land with a ton of baby calves running around…yes, please! I had the best time driving around and chasing the sunset with Cat and Tommy during her maternity session. Scroll down below to see some of our favorites from the session.
I had a wonderful time working with Stefany and Quinton for the first time this spring. We met at the Brakenridge Park in San Antonio one evening just before sunset. I’ve never photographed there before, so we just spent some time walking around and exploring the area. I loved the access to the water and some of the dreamy light we found along the walking paths (not to mention some of the cute ducks waddling in front of us)!
Piper and James met me in La Vernia on a clear Sunday evening so we could drive out into the field searching for that gorgeous light seeping through the trees. Three things were clear right at the start. 1) Piper looked stunning in her pale pink maxi dress; 2) The colors in the sky were hinting at what would become a fierce sunset; and 3) I knew we’d have fun because James and Piper are an awesome couple and they also brought two special props for the session with the cutest backstories.
For my first time photographing the Freeman family, I was able to meet them on a bright Sunday morning in the little oasis of Gruene in New Braunfels, Texas. This location will always be one of my favorites because there are so many little nooks and crannies that you can find (away from the stores, restaurants and crowds) that also offer great color and textures. Scroll down to see a sampling from our session. I absolutely adore what we captured! There were a lot of silly smiles, walking around and playing–just the way I like my family sessions to go. This relaxed approach also works wonders with little ones, but you must find a few spots with nice open shade and plenty of room to run!
First, let me say, how stunning does Lindsey look??! I met the Jonas family out at the Cypress Bend Park in New Braunfels, Texas, one sunny morning to capture some family photos, maternity photos and pictures of the adorable Mr. Hayden. Previously, I had only shot out there for evening sessions, but I must say, that I loved it there so much more in the morning! Even though we were in the dead of the summer, there was a nice breeze, we had some great light and it wasn’t crowded at all. I highly recommend it for portrait sessions. Scroll down to see a sampling from our session.
Juliann looked absolutely stunning in all of her maternity pictures. Spring sunset sessions can be so unpredictable. For weeks, we were looking for the perfect location with wildflowers; however, they just weren’t blooming enough when it was time for her session. I wasn’t sure if the weather would cooperate for us when we decided to take the photos at a secluded spot at the back of our property–but, it turned out to be a truly picturesque day. We had an absolutely immaculate sunset and no wind!
I love the images we got from this session! Furthermore, I love the evolution of smiles from the handsome Mr. Luke during our time together. From the uncertain expression on Luke’s face on the first image to the very last one in this set, this is a great example of how it is possible to take family pictures, maternity photos and portraits of an active almost 2-year old in a short time frame. Nearing sunset, I met the Leonard family in La Vernia to document the growing family. It was a group effort, but we were able to let Luke run and explore while I snuck in a few maternity photos of Jacquelyn. He wouldn’t sit for us for the family photos, but through the creative use of the ‘dinosaur trees’ and playing in the dirt, we were rewarded with some precious and genuine smiles. Scroll down to see a sampling from our session.
This is the third year I was able to photography the Voss family. First, it was for Easton’s cake smash and now it was to celebrate him turning three and his new baby brother that will be making his arrival in October. I know some people say age three is hard, but I love to photograph it! You get to capture their spirit and pure joy—usually including a lot of movement and smiles. Right before the sun started going down, we also had a quick wardrobe change so we could also get a few individual shots of Laura and some more of the family. I’m so glad we did these second because she was glowing!
I was able to take Jill’s maternity pictures out near our property while she was in town for her baby shower. At eight months pregnant, she is still so tiny! My bump was definitely not that cute in my third trimester [ insert jealous face! 😉 ] She did wonderful and we were even able…
We met at the always amazing Pearl in San Antonio for Lauren’s maternity session. With so many textures and variety, it never disappoints (I know I’ve said it before, but it is seriously so true!). Lauren was stunning in her coral sundress with less than a month to go before baby Eric arrives. And, how stinking cute are those Batman booties!?!
How insanely glowing is this pretty lady! Not only did I get to take April’s maternity photos this weekend, but I was able to catch up with my BFF from college. It’s hard to believe that we’ve known each other for 17 years! For her photos, we choose a more secluded spot in Gruene, TX…
I loved taking Samantha’s maternity and family pictures out at our property. We were able to drive out to the back section last Friday evening and although it was a cloudy day, we even had a few breaks where the sun decided to pop out for us. Mr. Hollstin was also a doll. He didn’t want to stand still for too long but we captured some sweet images thanks to a lot of space to run around and a few gummy treats as rewards.
Wow! As a busy mom and wife it’s hard to imagine how it was possible to have had so many great sessions this past year. As many of you know, photography isn’t my full time gig, but it is my love, passion and all consuming hobby. In 2016, I was very fortunate to have a broad spectrum of clients and occasions. From newborns, maternity, extended families, high school seniors, engagements/weddings, prom and more, I met so many awesome people and started getting more repeat clients coming back to me for the second and third year in a row. I feel really blessed to be able to have this outlet for my creativity and that so many have trusted me to capture these special moments.
Jacklyn was simply glowing when we took her maternity photos. I love the simple colors and natural feel they had against our backgrounds – especially under the trees and near the water. The boys did great as well. Weston was full of energy and kept dad very busy, but we were able to sneak in a few great family shots.
I had the pleasure of working with Michelle and Gary a few weeks ago and then again this week for a few epic sunset shots. I love how their silhouettes turned out! I’m thrilled for this sweet couple as they only have a few weeks left until they meet their baby boy, Dawson.
It was an honor to have Kayla and Ryan drive down from the Houston area for their maternity session. It was a hot and muggy day thanks to morning rain showers, but this was an awesome couple to work with. I know they will be amazing parents to their little boy, Jordan due in the next few months.
Due to busy schedules, we weren’t able to get Shyenne’s maternity session scheduled until she was well into her third trimester. Then we had several days of rain. A LOT OF RAIN.
I loved meeting Janna and her family (soon to be plus one!). I always say this, but I truly get the best people scheduling photo sessions with me. For this one, I met her out at the Landa Branch Library near Trinity University.