When I took these maternity portraits, my sweet friend Tanesha was 39 weeks along with her pregnancy for her second baby girl. (Confession time! She actually had said baby girl a couple of weeks ago, I’ve already captured her newborn portraits, and I’m just NOW getting around to blogging about this maternity session. I’ve been busier than ever this winter season and have been scheduling so many newborn and maternity sessions that I’ve really been slacking on my blogging!)
Tanesha, is one of my best friends, and I love that she is always up for an adventure. We’ve made countless memories together during all sorts of portrait sessions. I recently photographed her maternity portraits in snowy Lake Tahoe, and can’t wait to post about her newborn portraits that I captured last week.
Right before she was about to pop, she volunteered to model some maternity gowns for me and we had a fantastic time. As a Sacramento maternity photographer, my clients are always asking me for advice on what to wear for their maternity sessions. I know that it can be a challenging task to find the perfect dress to wear that will flatter a baby belly, so I want to make things easier for my clients, and I have decided to start collecting maternity gowns so that I can provide wardrobe options for my expecting mamas. The gowns that I have available are glamorous, flattering, and made from comfortable materials that are loose and flowy. I have a bit of an online shopping problem, and can’t stop buying dresses! I was so happy that my dear friend was willing to help me show them off. She really is a gem.
Tanesha selected an off the shoulder knit gown by Sew Trendy Accessories in a lovely shade of grey and then she also picked out a sheer gown that showed off her baby bump in a beautiful warm champagne colored lace (also by Sew Trendy Accessories, they are my favorite maternity gown boutique and I’m slowly buying up all of her gowns one maternity session at a time!). I posed her in the intimate and private setting of her home in Sacramento. I brought along my mobile portrait studio gear, set up a backdrop in her living room, and then captured her milk bath portraits in her bathtub. I absolutely LOVE setting up in-home sessions. Especially during this rainy months when outdoor natural light sessions aren’t always available. After I posted some behind the scenes shots of our milk bath session on Instagram, I received a wave of inquiries about these type of sessions, and I would love to set up more of them in the future!