Mary was one of the first friends I made when I moved to Ohio. Mary is also an up-and-coming photographer, and most photographers aren't excited about being in front of the camera, so I was really excited to do some maternity photos for her. We picked a date, time, and setting for the shoot, and the day before got a little discouraged. The forecast said mostly cloudy for the morning. It turned out to be absolutely gorgeous, though, and more than a little warm out (especially for an 8-month-pregnant woman wearing black).
For those who might be wondering, yes -- Mary is wearing high heeled boots in this shoot. And no, those are not maternity jeans. What we do in the name of looking great for photos, right? But doesn't she look fabulous? I had a really hard time narrowing down my favorites for this post.
Mary was great. To get these next few shots, she climbed up to the ledge she's sitting on, which is almost at the height of my shoulders. I'm so glad she did, though, because I love these two.
She has a very sweet (and cute to boot!) two-and-a-half year old son who came along for the shoot, too.
I really like this one. Isn't this what it's all about?
I like this shot a lot because you can really see Mary's freckles and her natural beauty. I'm not sure how she feels about her freckles, though...