Laura M. Maternity Dance Photos | Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer | 5 months baby belly

These stunning dance/maternity portraits are of Laura, a dance instructor and mama-to-be in Portland, Oregon at Invictus Dance.  She isn’t due until the end of May, but we are going to meet up every month and get some photos of her growing baby as she progresses in her pregnancy!  Then, finally, we will capture her baby boy as a newborn.

These are the photos that we will use to create a composite of her growing belly (these are at 5 months):

And these are some fun ones that we took because dance is so beautiful and exciting to photograph; can’t wait for the next in the series!

Anna L. | Portland Maternity Photographer

I captured Anna in her last month of pregnancy as she awaits the birth of her second daughter.  I asked her to bring in her favorite maternity outfit and she brought in this perfect, flowy, awesome dress that she said she wore on New Year’s Eve and a couple other occasions during her pregnancy.  I love it when people bring in objects or clothing that have sentimental value or lots of personality, because I feel like that’s what you will want to remember about yourself in the years to come!  I think it’s especially perfect for a maternity session because you will want at least one fully-clothed shot to share with your soon-to-be-born child.

I think for a lot of women it’s a sublime joy and a pleasure to near the end of a pregnancy.  This might be because they are uncomfortable, or sometimes they are simply excited to meet their baby.  Regardless, the sense of accomplishment and joy always shows in a maternity portrait.

I just love these mamas!  This is quickly becoming one of my very favorite types of portrait to shoot, second only to newborn portraits!  Speaking of which, I am currently looking for a newborn, birthday between January 15-25th, for a portfolio shoot next weekend.  Contact me if you are interested!

Portrait of Three Generations | Portland Family Photographer

I had a nine-person, multi-generational family join me in the studio over the holidays to capture a portrait of them all together.  Lucky me, got to take pictures of TWO little baby girls, one 5 months and one 6 months old!  They were also joined by a fun and good-natured 5-year-old brother/cousin, plus parents and grandparents.

portland family photographer babies kids

One of the first shots we got was the one of Colden holding sister Mia and cousin Olivia, a photo that definitely turned out as sweet as I envisioned it… what a good sport to hold two babies at once!  Speaking of good sports, these two little ladies made it through the entire shoot without hardly a peep, such sweethearts, so loved and cherished by their moms & dads, grandma & grandpa!  Also impressive was the level of cheering and coaching these guys gave each other at picture time, lots of giggles and laughs for babies, adults, and photographer.

Post-session, Colden and I started talking iPad apps, and he got me hooked on Cut the Rope, so I am not sure I will have any time in the future to edit photos since I am so addicted to this game now.