Some maternity portraits can be quite formal and posed; this is the look and feel that some couples-to-be choose. But this mother-to-be wanted a more casual look and feel for her maternity portrait. This is a lovely example of a maternity on location shoot with casual clothing.
We selected the magnificent Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh for this location shoot. Shot in the Outdoor Garden at Phipps, bright shades of blue and white flowers surround this mother while she celebrates her love for her upcoming child. This mother decided that she wanted natural flowers and simple, natural clothing--deep blue shirt and blue jeans--for her shoot. She wanted to be surrounded by nature for this all-important portrait. Her gaze is directly at the camera, with an expression that quietly reflects her joy as she cradles her baby to be born soon.
Sometimes clients come to me with a very specific location in mind for their shoot; others only have a general sense of how they want their photograph to look. I have many ideas for locations, so you may leave that to me if you prefer!