It was wonderful to meet this local couple for their maternity photo shoot on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall a couple of months ago.
We picked a beach they love to take their dog for walks, and it is one of my favourite outdoor locations for the variety of scenery it offers. We met at the Towan Beach carpark and headed up the footpath for some photos in the greenery and wooded areas. They said they felt really nervous which is totally the norm for these sessions! They did great though, and as we started to head down to the beach we managed to catch some beautiful golden hour photos - my favourites! We were so fortunate with the weather as early Spring can be a dodgy time year! It wasn't very cold and the light was gorgeous.
I learned that they had a very small registry wedding with no photographer, and had decided to get these photos done not only to capture their first pregnancy and baby, but also as something special for themselves as a couple. It is kind of a big deal and I feel so touched and proud that they trusted me to do this for them.
When we got down to the beach the sun had pretty much dipped down behind the rise so we just had the soft evening light left. The only people there were a couple of guys fishing, and the waterside was a nice way to finish off the session. The last of the sunset on the way home was so breathtaking I had to pull over and take a couple of snaps!
Fast forward almost two months and the next time I saw them was with their baby boy for the newborn photo shoot. They came to my home studio in Veryan, where I do the session in my lounge and what is normally the dining area off our kitchen. The baby was adorable and so full of personality - I love his big eyes and all the cute awake shots I got! He was pretty calm, though we did stop frequently for feeding - hungry boy! They were super relaxed and taking life with a newborn completely in their stride and it was a fabulous session full of laughter and lightheartedness.
I'd agreed to a mid-week shoot on the condition that my 9 month old would be there and he woke up from a good long morning nap and added to the entertainment for the last 45 minutes with his own funny antics, bless him.
I look forward to seeing this wonderful family again as I have no doubt we'll be bumping into each other loads with our little ones.
Bump and newborn packages are a fantastic way to capture and celebrate this momentous life change, and I'd love to hear from you if you're expecting and wish to book!