Winter is such a magical time to be pregnant; the snow makes for a gorgeous backdrop for maternity photos, you don’t sweat buckets as you would in mid-July, and this winter maternity session was no exception.
The night before we took these winter maternity photos I noticed some hoar frost forming on the tops of the trees outside my house. I immediately contacted Lisa to see if she was still up for a chilly afternoon for her maternity session. Thankfully she was because we captured some gorgeous images of her pregnant belly in the winter wonderland. She was such a great sport despite how chilly it was. Shooting out in the cold is never a ton of fun, but we made the most of it by utilizing the heated seats in my car!
When we headed out to start photographing Lisa’s winter maternity photos, I didn’t necessarily have a specific location in mind. This resulted in us driving around looking for a nice place to start. The first location we stopped, I hopped out of the car and walked across the road. Heading towards the possible location, I stepped into the snow and sunk in. Not just a little bit, but as far as I could possibly go. That wasn’t going to work!!
So we hopped back in the car and kept driving. After about 5 minutes, inspiration struck! We pulled over and there was this large willow tree covered in hoar frost off the side of the road. This was a great little place to start. It wasn’t quite as cold as the first location we had stopped, but it was still chilly.
After about 10 minutes out in the cold we hopped back in the car and continued on.
We ended up in Chipman, in front of a 101-year-old church in town. There were these beautiful bushes covered in hoar frost. Large pine trees as tall as the building. And beautifully stained glass accents on the front of the building.
Growing up out here, I have always wanted to photograph a wedding in front of this church. Unfortunately, this hasn’t happened yet, so this gorgeous winter maternity session will have to do.
This is one of the couture gowns that I’ve collected and is available for you to use during your maternity session! Lots of the dresses I’ve got are great for winter maternity sessions, summer maternity sessions, indoor and outdoor sessions as well!
If you’re a photographer looking to add couture gowns to your collection, check them out here!
If you’re interested in a maternity session, but don’t want to wear one of my gowns, check out a blog post I wrote about how to decide on your outfit here!
Are you newly pregnant and wondering when you should do your maternity session? Check out my blog post with information about that here!
Not sure WHERE you should do your photos? Check out this blog post, if you haven’t decided on a place or need to figure out the whole theme for your session.
Here you can find more of my maternity tips, other winter maternity sessions, and some personal blog posts about my pregnancy and maternity photos!