Last week, on a beautiful fall evening in Folsom, Ca, I had the opportunity to meet a lovely family at golden hour and capture their portraits.
This gorgeous mama is expecting her third baby, and this time around she has decided to keep the baby’s gender a secret. This sweet babe will be welcomed by a darling big brother and a sister, and everyone is anxious to find out if the baby will be a boy or a girl. Luckily, we don’t have to wait much longer because this mom is about to go into labor at any moment! When I was emailing with her and planning her maternity session, she was very worried that she was going to have her baby before she was able to have her maternity portraits taken. This past weekend the weather was awful and all my sessions were rained out, so the soonest I could get them in was on Tuesday. She spent this past weekend having contractions off and on. However, I was so happy that this baby decided to keep on baking for a little while longer so that I was able to capture this baby bump after all! We had a great time at our maternity session and I was able to take some beautiful portraits.
I met this family at Willow Creek Recreational Area located near Folsom Lake. As a Sacramento area family photographer, I am photographing mini sessions and family portraits here during this fall and holiday season, and I can’t say enough great things about this amazing location. It’s seriously my favorite. I love to bring families here and photograph them along the nature trails. The scenery here is so pretty with the big colorful trees and rock lined paths. I am absolutely in love with this one particular bush that is covered in little red berries. That gorgeous red color makes a spectacular backdrop for holiday portraits and I loved the way the pop of red looked with this mama’s black and white dress. For this particular maternity session since it took place so late in the day, I used quite a bit off off camera flash mixed with natural lighting. I love the way the golden setting sun makes everything sparkle when it shines through the trees. My favorite poses from this set are of the family posing on the boat dock.
Thank you guys for a fabulous evening!