Sandy’s Maternity Shoot: The Album

Sandy's maternity shoot

Why do a maternity shoot? For the same reason that applies to any portrait shoot: because time flies by and pictures are a way of stopping time. I also mentioned in the Sneak Peek that Sandy’s from Australia (she and Byron met while teaching in Japan), so these pictures are for the family and friends over there, too. We live in a global world with loved ones scattered all over, which means everyone is always asking for photos, photos, photos… it’s one way for people to stay connected.

Sandy and Byron (who second-shoots weddings with me) are expecting their first child next month, and this little pair of shoes from Byron’s brother gave me a bit of a clue of the little person to arrive:

Sandy's maternity shoot

I like to keep shoots very casual, and stay in tune with how new mom-to-be is feeling to make sure I know her comfort level for pictures. I have Camera Avoidance Syndrome myself from time to time, and being pregnant would probably make it worse! So let’s get hubby involved by comparing bellies. Clearly, Byron needs to do a lot more Christmas munching to catch up to Sandy.

Byron taking over Sandy's maternity shoot Sandy's maternity shoot

Sandy's maternity shoot

Sandy's maternity shoot

Sandy's maternity shoot

Byron, I think you’re more nervous than Sandy! 🙂

Congratulations, you two!

The photo album is best viewed as a full-screen slideshow.