I recently had the incredible honor of photographing this beautiful maternity session for a mother of twins on the way. It was so special in and of itself, but her story and her years of waiting made it that much more meaningful.
It was more than 5 years ago that I met Mary. She was leaving her corporate job to pursue her larger than life dream of working with expecting mothers- she wanted to become educated and specialized in every niche of motherhood from doula services, to lactation consulting, to planning the perfect baby shower.
I watched her first hand guide my close friend through her first birth experience, and I have never seen anyone more perfectly fitted to do so. It was 5 years ago that I photographed head shots for her to use on her new website she was planning, and dream life she was building, and 5 years ago that we sat in my favorite New Haven coffee shop where she told me she wanted so much to have a baby of her own, but until that happened she would pour herself into the new families of others. That she would do everything she could to help mothers be mothers, as she waited to be one herself.
She’s the kind of woman that you meet and instantly know what a gift it was to spend time with her because she’s just that incredible, and you sit & hope that all the good in her rubs just a little off on you.
It was 5 years ago that she told me as a brand new photographer, that she wanted to book her maternity session, even though she wasn’t expecting yet, because she knew she wanted me to photograph her when it did happen, and jokingly teased that she knew my prices would just increase as my business grew so she thought she should book then. As a brand new photographer I was floored by her faith in me.
Year..after year began to go by. Hoping. Another year. I prayed. She kept hope. Another year. More hoping. More praying. More than 5 years. And then…I got the text. “Remember when I booked that maternity session 5 years ago?” …I cried.
She is expecting TWINS this winter, and we FINALLY planned together her dream maternity session on the beach in Madison, Connecticut. The wind was cold, but you would never know it from the joy we all felt during that hour on the sand.
What a beautiful gift. Here are a few of my favorite black & white portraits from her maternity session, photographed with both digital and medium format film. Thank you Simply Gorgeous by Erin for your amazing work as always!
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