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Maternity Photo Shoot

Last month my long time friend Sally contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in doing a newborn photo shoot for her soon to be born grandson. I jumped at the chance – I mean, a baby? And photography experience? Oh, YES. And then I asked Sally if maybe her daughter and son-in-law would like to do a maternity shoot first. I thought it would be a great chance for all of us to get to know each other and get comfortable with each other before the baby photos. I was thrilled when they agreed and so, on a cloudy Friday a few weeks ago we met up at the Natural Resources Trust in Easton.

I took 175 photos in about 45 minutes and it was so much fun! Of course, it helps that Chad and Laura are the cutest couple ever.

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Right? They were so easy to work with and, even though I was very nervous initially, I soon felt comfortable and they did, too.

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We wandered around a bit, taking a few photos sitting on this rock, posing here and there.

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Kissing in front of this wall. And just generally laughing and having fun. You know, while I stuck a camera in their faces and said – “wait! stand there! now, Laura, look down. Chad, put your hand on Laura’s belly.”

You get the idea.

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They brought this sweet little pair of baby sneakers along so we used those in a couple of photos, too.

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I mean. How cute is that? I can’t even stand it.

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And this. Laura, could you be any more serene and beautiful? Like, could you look a little bloated, please, instead of this amazing?

Thank you, Laura and Chad and Sally for this wonderful opportunity. I can’t wait to do it again with the baby on the outside.

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  1. Oh Carole, the photos came out just amazing & beautiful!!! I was hoping we’d get a sneak peek. 🙂 Even though I knew you’d do a great job. You captured this young couples joy and excitement so beautifully as they wait for their little one. What a treasure these will be for them in the years to come! Great job!!!
    Congratulations to Laura & Chad on their little one!

  2. Wonderful photos, and I simply am bursting with excitement for you to do the newborn photos!!!

  3. You did a wonderful job Carole! It’s amazing how different things are now – when I was pregnant 20 years ago I would hide from the camera. I love how personal the photos are now. And they are most certainly an adorable couple <3

  4. Cute couple! I love the shoes picture. That is done at weddings too now…new idea to me…but makes for an interesting picture…

  5. I LOVE the sitting on the rock photo – he’s looking at her, and she’s looking at us.

  6. These are very touching photos. The little,shoes between the two larger shoes is just plain sweet!

  7. Beautiful! Of course, I admire anyone who can actually SEE through a viewfinder (I literally point and click, hoping for the best) but even I can see you have an amazing talent!

  8. (I have no idea how I missed this post earlier! I’m so glad I found it.) Carole — what wonderful shots! You did an artful job at capturing their joy and anticipation. Just beautiful! And those little shoes. . .

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