The Okereke family had a gorgeous maternity session at my studio located in Woodland Park NJ. This beautiful family drove all the way from Hawthorne to have a portrait session with me.
I loved working with Ugochi. Picking outfits from my client closet, meeting her beautiful family and creating some beautiful mommy and me portraits with her daughter before becoming a big sister.
I cannot get over this maternity session in the studio. It was simple and timeless, and will be a session I’ll remember forever. I owe every bit of that to these three. Not only were they total naturals in front of the camera, but their connection and excitement was almost palpable. You can see it in their photos, and it’s a feeling they will be able to remember forever.
More and more clients are choosing studio maternity sessions, and I am not the least bit upset about it. These sessions are often overlooked but some of my absolute favorite to photograph.
If you’re considering a maternity session in the studio, consider these four things.
As much as I love the beach and park, there is just something that’s so timeless about the studio. A lot of times clients will struggle with choosing a location. Most think that they HAVE to go to the beach for a beautiful sunset session or the park for beautiful greens. But that’s just not true. The studio may not have those epic backdrops, but it does allow us to make YOU the focus, and when we do that, we’re able to create the most beautiful portraits.
Depending on the time of year, outdoor locations can be really crowded and it can be a big distraction. The studio ensures that it’s just you and there’s a lot of comfort that comes with that for pregnant Mama’s. This is an extremely vulnerable time, and I want you to be comfortable in the space you are in.
The studio also allows for more intimate photos between you and your partner, as well as the dresses or outfits you choose. I love it when Mama’s want to document their beautiful baby bump. I find that a lot of time’s moms are more comfortable doing that in a more private setting, like the studio.
Need I say more? The weather here in Fairfield County can be unpredictable and timing the seasons is almost impossible. When you go with a studio session, you’re eliminating those elements and also any stress that could come with needing to make last minute decisions based on weather.
Can’t choose just one dress? That’s fine! In the studio, you’re able to change a lot easier, so wearing more than one dress is certainly an option! Ugochi chose four different dresses, all coordinating with one another, and I absolutely loved the end result!
View some of my favorites from their session below!