I absolutely love maternity sessions. To me, a maternity session is a great way to anticipate the arrival of a newborn in photos that you will look back on forever. I love offering them and when Laura messaged me for a joint package of maternity + newborn photos, I was super excited!
After lots of planning and exchanging Pinterest ideas, Laura + Denis were ready for their maternity session! Super exciting with baby #1 on the way. Normally I like to shoot in a park or a field to get really green and natural looking photos, but Laura said she wanted them in downtown Ottawa and I was excited at the chance to diversify my portfolio galleries with images of downtown in our nation's capital!
So off we went!! Being early April we were expecting it to be raining + cold, but the weather gods blessed us with sunny skies and warm weather for their session. We started out at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier and wandered towards the locks by Major's Hill Park. There is a cool little underground tunnel that has gorgeous stone walls + stone staircases. We did find an area that had these gorgeous brown plants on Parliament Hill (not sure what they are called, but they looked amazing!!) So I was pretty happy with having a bit of everything and I love the photos. I am in love with the way their gallery turned out and I can't wait to share it with you!
Also, look at how amazingly cute + round her baby bump is! Doesn't she look stunning?!?!!
Thank you Laura + Denis for choosing Samantha Marie Photography for your maternity photos!