My sister and her husband were home from Fredericton on Mother’s Day and we did her maternity session indoors because it was raining. I love to shoot outdoors and I had the perfect spot picked out but sometimes being a photographer is about being flexible.
Normally, my mother would give us an evil glare and lecture (worth avoiding) if we dared to touch or move some of the furniture or decorations in her home but my mom is one of my greatest supporters and gave me free reign to utilize any room in her house as I wish. I removed wall hangings, pillows, curtains and furniture to give the spot I was photographing in less items that would compete for attention. I want the focus on my subjects and not on the little decorations in the room (I commonly do this with all my clients when shooting in their homes.
Even though the day was gloomy, grey and dark I still was able to find some pretty light for Samantha’s session. She and Patrick are eagerly awaiting their first child, a little boy that they are planning to call Joseph. Samantha also reminded me that for the first time I will be an aunt! I love documenting special moments like these in my family’s and client’s lives.