Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A New Life

Yesterday was my first ever maternity shoot. Lucky me, I had a beautiful, fun couple that made the session all too easy! The winter light (or lack thereof) made it a bit tricky though. The sun was moving fast and low, so there was quite a bit of running from room to room to catch what few light rays we could. We had to get especially creative... something I don't really mind since this pushes me toward something even better than anything we could have anticipated.
And there was another first: While I have yet to experience motherhood, I regularly find myself in the company of pregnant women. It seems in Brooklyn they're hard to escape :) Often babies in the womb get a bit of stage fright around me, but this little fellow was loving the limelight and proudly affirmed his presence with a hearty punch when I touched the mom's belly. I was so excited! 
I can't believe it's taken so long to add this dimension to my portfolio! It was such a beautiful and magical moment to capture.
Having had such a great experience, I have added a new maternity page to my website and look forward to many more of these sessions in my future. 

1 comment:

  1. Melissa,

    Paul and I had a fantastic time at the shoot! Thank you for taking such gorgeous pictures, and for making me feel so relaxed and beautiful.