Jessica’s Sunset Maternity Session
There are few things in the world as beautiful as a sunset maternity session. An expecting Mama is beautiful all on her own, but add in gorgeous scenery with the golden glow of the sun and you have magic. Jessica and Nick’s sunset maternity session was a blast! I loved working with them and we couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather.
Kankakee County is full of stunning locations. For Jessica’s session we decided on the Kankakee County State Park. Just that location alone had so many different “backdrop” options to take advantage of. It is full of tall grass, lush greenery, wonderful bridges, and of course, the oh so popular Kankakee River. We arrived just as the golden hour was beginning and it did not disappoint! Jessica and Nick were dressed so perfectly and even braved the colder than usual temperatures to get those perfect shots.
Even though it was so cold that I was in a sweatshirt, Jessica had her heart set on taking photos in the water. She sure was braver than me! I was going nowhere near that freezing water and she walked right in like it was no big deal. It definitely was worth it though!
Having the sun at the exact perfect spot only lasts about 20 minutes. Before, and it gives the warm glow, but not the beautiful haze. After, and it’s behind the trees and can’t be seen. The trickiest part is getting everyone in the exact right location at the exact right time. Then I have to work as quickly as I can to get all of the shots I want in that small window of time.
And LOOK at these heels! I have a hard time walking in flat shoes, on flat ground! This rock star Mama spent half of her session wearing these heels with zero problems!
It was such an honor capturing this special time in Jessica and Nick’s life. I am so excited to meet their sweet baby here in a few weeks!
I am now booking into January 2017 with very limited availability! If you or someone you know is expecting, it’s best to book early! Booking early gives us time to plan a session together that you will truly love. Let’s work together to document this special time in your life!
Contact me now to book your session.
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