Gosh, it was so hard choosing just 20-30 images for this post! One of my favourite maternity sessions ever with one of my favourite families ever. I first met Sara and Bergen when we shot their engagement session back in 2015. Then I had the pleasure of shooting their wedding. Then an in-home newborn session welcoming their beautiful daughter. I have been so honoured to be invited back into their lives over and over again to capture their most precious, life-changing, milestone events. It's truly an honour that I don't take lightly for a moment.
We headed up the mountain for their maternity session this time around, shooting at Rossland's 'Black Jack Ski Club'. With sweeping views of Red Mountain just beyond, it felt very much like a home-coming. These two got married at Red Mountain Resort in 2016, after all.
It was cold the day of this session, and actually snowed the very next day... But you would never guess it by how happy and easy going the entire family was (always is!) Even big fur-sister, Dimer, showed up in her best bandana and posed for a few photos.
It is safe to say that Carly's incredible maternity session on the shores of Nelson, BC's Kootenay Lake solidified my passion for photographing maternity clients as close to 'in the nude' as they will allow me.
We shot this session as the sun was setting, and as it got lower in the sky we got the most delicious, moody light. I was more than happy to embrace it! I can't stop swooning over the header image in this post. Carly looks like (and is!) such a powerhouse, goddess of a woman and I am eternally grateful to her for allowing me to capture her at her most vulnerable, yet also her most resolute.
When Taryn told me that they were "up for anything" for their engagement session, and proclaimed "if there are any locations that you have been dying to try, we are game for it!" she probably didn't think that I would ask her and her lovely fiancé to sit down and snuggle in the Columbia River on the coldest day of the summer... But here we are.
God, I love it when clients have a sense of adventure and are willing to trust my vision. Even when the vision seems a bit crazy, and a bit freezing cold, and perhaps extremely uncomfortable.