Kim D | Portland Maternity, Family Photographer

Kim asked me to photograph her with her family back-to-back with a maternity session, so we doubled up and got it all done on the same day!  These guys were awesome, especially 16-year-old Mariah, who is obviously up on her posing and helped me get some great shots of the younger kids.

Kim is due in late December with a baby boy, Oliver.  Another calm mama, she glowed through our session, projecting contentment and ease throughout. Her long, pretty blonde hair is so striking in these photographs!  Congrats to Kim & family and baby Oliver, arriving in about a week (right around Jonah’s 1st birthday!) 🙂

Rebekka H. | Portland Maternity Photographer

I did this in-studio session with Rebekka at 37 weeks, and she is one gracious and poised mama… not to mention stunnning!

I have always had the utmost respect for people who are kind and positive and remain that way through life’s most challenging moments.  Anyone who has given birth knows that being 8 1/2 months pregnant is not the most comfortable situation, however Rebekka is rosy and radiant and focused on the joys of creating new life, just so happy to be on the verge of giving birth to her daughter Josie.  Rebekka experienced the loss of a child in 2010 and started Hayden’s Helping Hands to assist other families who have experienced the birth of a stillborn baby.  I felt really moved by Rebekka’s story and since meeting her have tried to do more for others and find ways to help those experiencing difficult times or loss.  It gave me yet another reason to hug and kiss and squeeze my precious little boy.  Please consider donating to HHH.

I did this session in the studio using three Canon flashes on stands with various modifiers.  The modifier for the lacy photos is a Rogue Grid with a rose-colored gel.  I love how those turned out and plan to do some more experimenting with overlays and colored lights in the future. I also used a singular XL softbox with a strobe for some of the later shots.  Processed using Lightroom and Radlab/CS5.

Congratulations to Rebekka & family.  Beautiful Josie is almost here!

Maternity Portrait in Studio | Kelly & Ryan | Portland OR Maternity Photographer

As I was working on these maternity photos for Kelly & Ryan, my husband informed me that Kelly, a mere four weeks away from her due date, looks about as big as I looked at 5 months pregnant.  I might have been mad except it’s totally true!

We did these photos in my SE Portland studio, some with a 6-foot single softbox and some with natural window light.  I used my 50 mm 1.4 lens for almost the entire shoot as usual… LOVE it.

Congrats Kelly & Ryan, can’t wait to do your newborn baby girl pics in December!