A few months Ashely inquired about booking a studio maternity photography session here in Knoxville, and I was so excited! Ashley and I actually met a couple of years ago and have hung out a few times with friends. It's always so exciting to watch the people you know transition into one of the most beautiful times of life. I know Ashley will be an amazing mom!
For her studio session we used three different backdrops, grey, white and my new pecan colored one. The pecan actually ended up being my favorite! In some of the photos she wore a sleek black fitted dress and in others decided on a white maternity gown. She looks gorgeous in anything! Scroll down to see some of my favorites from her maternity session.
When Tara contacted me about taking her maternity / pregnancy announcement photos my first thought was, "Wow she has a cool name!" LOL (Anyone else feel as if it is so rare to meet someone with your name?) Then, I was excited because she wanted her photos taken indoors which meant I finally was able to photograph a session in the new studio located near downtown Knoxville, TN.
The new studio I am renting is absolutely gorgeous with a ton of natural light. Everything you need for a session is there, whether it is a couch, a bed, a brick wall or even if you want to use just backdrops. For Tara's session we decided to keep it more natural and give the photos a "homey" feel. I definitely think that feeling translated into the images, and it's almost hard to believe they were taken in studio and not at their house.
For some of the pregnancy announcement photos we just captured mom and dad, but in others we included the soon to be older brother. As you will see he is more than excited for his new role as a big sibling! Scroll down to see some of my favorite images from the Graves Family's pregnancy announcement session.
When Jamilex contacted me about maternity photos she said she wanted to have them taken somewhere that was "natural and beautiful." Immediately I thought of Ijams Nature Center here in Knoxville.
Ijams Nature Center is fun and educational 315 acres of land located in South Knoxville. There's rock quarries, sunflower fields, hiking and biking trails,and so much more. I've photographed several maternity sessions there.
Jamilex and her family were all dressed to the nines. She wore a gorgeous red maternity gown that contrasted beautifully with the yellow flower fields.
Once in Ijams we found a sort of abandoned greenhouse that made for a unique and charming setting for maternity pictures. Scroll down to see a couple of my favorite from Jamilex's session!