Lucky is the photographer who gets to photograph their client through the phases of their life. We began as Mike & Meredith’s engagement and wedding photographers in 2015. At that time, we were new parents with a 3 month old. Honestly, photographing their wedding almost felt more like a new parent date night rather than work! That also is a testament to how FUN their wedding was. Like, really. We had a blast and the memories of their wedding are some of my favorites. Flash forward to nearly 7 years later and the newlyweds have become parents themselves!
Recently, Daniel photographed their Portland maternity photos and captured this incredible time in Mike & Meredith’s life. In a fitting coincidence, the day they scheduled this maternity session just so happened to be their wedding anniversary! Mike and Meredith had just returned from an anniversary trip at the coast and Meredith was simply stunning. Clearly floating off a relaxing “baby moon” with Mike, she was a vision. Sporting both a pair of jeans & t-shirt and an elegant black dress, she nailed the outfit selection. Mike was just as we remember him on their wedding day. He kept Meredith laughing the entire time and acted as the photo hype man we need at every shoot!
Baby Wesley was welcomed into the world a short time later and it brings us such joy to see these two as new parents. They are just like we were a few years ago when we first met them. Blissed out, slightly tired and owners of every baby gadget known to man. The way it should be! We can’t wait to share the photos from their recently photographed newborn session.
STUDIO MATERNITY PHOTOS
A quick word on Portland maternity photos, as I am noticing a trend lately! It seems like we have received a lot of requests for maternity photos shot in studio, particularly black and white maternity photos. It’s hard to explain and without sounding too cliche, there’s just something timeless about being in the studio. As opposed to being outside in a park or recognizable location around Portland, a maternity photo session in studio is effortless, simple and classic in its own right. The studio blocks out any other distractions that you may get with an outdoor session. All you have is mom, dad, a simple backdrop and your photographer. The photos just hit different and to me, you can truly feel the feelings of the subjects in them. You can look right at their joy, anticipation and sense of wonder as they embrace this new time of life.
We shoot all our sessions out a beautiful, sun filled studio in NW Portland. There is a private changing area, multiple backdrops, and just has the most welcoming vibe. Contact us if you are an expectant parent who stumbled upon this blog post and would like to know more! We recommend taking maternity photos between 30-35 weeks pregnant. Our studio calendar can fill up quickly so we hope to hear from you soon! Expecting parents with older children are always welcome to bring the big brother or sister. In fact, we encourage making it a family affair. Send us an email for more details!