One of the first things I looked forward to when I found out I was pregnant was an opportunity to take my own maternity photos. Sure, I could ask some other photographer friends to do the session, but there’s something about the challenge of setting up a tripod and seeing what I could come up with on my own that excited me. My first project was our gender announcement photos. I scoured Pinterest for inspiration images and quickly found that many ideas included blue or pink balloons and I wanted to do something a bit different. Eventually I found a couple different ideas and compiled them into my own. On the day of our ultrasound, I prepared my husband for our little photo session and set up the tripod and the announcement. A few clicks later and some editing and my plan was complete.
A few months later I knew I wanted to capture some maternity photos in the snow. Here in Cleveland, we had a few great snowy days after Christmas and I once again talked my husband into my plan. While he was off work for the holidays, we took a drive into the Metroparks and found a nice snowy spot to set the scene. Running back and forth from the tripod to our spot 8 months pregnant with no coat on was quite comical. We did manage to stay warm enough and had quite a blast throwing snow at each other.