“I have known Marianna and Alex for quite a while, and I was very happy to be able to do their maternity session. Being able to do the session in Cypress was especially nice because of its warm light (in central Russia sunny days in September are a real gifts for photographers). The first part is a little boudoir session near the pool. I tried to reflect the softness of morning light and the very delicate beauty of my model. There was no one near the pool because we were there at such an early time. This helped us to create an intimate atmosphere. We continued with Alex at typical Cypress landscapes – burnt land with sparse trees and the rocky sea cost. Marianna and Alex are a very tender couple, and we have had several sessions together on different occasions before, so we felt quite comfortable together.
Pregnancy shooting is always a very special event to me as a photographer, especially when my friends trust me in capturing this sweetest period. I have been close to this adorable couple for more than a decade, and it was very touching to see how the magic of pregnancy became a second honeymoon for them. Only once I asked Alex to touch her shoulder. “Do it for her, not for the image” – I said. And then magic between them started, and my role was just to capture it perfectly.” Elisa, Photographer