Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Maternity Session #2

The Hamilton Family is expecting Baby #2, a precious little girl mid July! Lauren is a wonderful mommy to almost 3 year old Cole and wife to high school sweetheart Shane. I met Lauren through her mom, Karla who used to work with me. Lauren makes being pregnant look easy and glamorous! She was an amazing model for her maternity shoot. The weather didn't look great and we contemplated rescheduling several times but it didn't actually rain and we were able to get some awesome outdoor shots at a local creek near her house.

Doesn't she look like a model ?

I don't think this shot can get old no matter how many hand made hearts on bellies I see I still love it every time.

Finding a spot where the water was calm and the rocks weren't too steep was quite the challenge. When we finally found a location with this rock perched perfectly in the center of the water we hit the jackpot.   The only problem was getting our soon to pop mommy to be ON the rock!

She was a natural in front of the camera!

We found some daisies along the trail on our way back and had to stop for a quick pic.

Cole had been out with daddy feeding the fish, turtles and geese and was so happy to see mommy when they got home did a little photo bombing. He really wanted a bow for the baby in his belly.

While they aren't set on a name, Princess will surely be a nickname for this sweet little girl.

We had a great evening hanging out and chatting while I photographed her! Each photo shoot gives me the chance to practice "directing" a photo shoot, use my camera in different lighting situations and afterwards learn how to use Light Room to edit. While I still have a lot to learn and I know my photography has a long way to go I am really loving being able to capture significant times and small moments in others' lives. 

Enjoy the rest of the photos! 


  1. Nice work! See you are doing more with your days than just playing Candy Crush! :) Have a good summer!

    1. Thanks Derra! We need to schedule a Banks Family Photo Shoot! I am having lots of fun with summer including Candy Crush, beach trips, reading, sleeping in, fun play dates and photo shoots! Feel better and good luck with your roof!