“Documenting my pregnancy, our love and the excitement for the baby was really important to me. I loved being pregnant and I wanted to capture those memories to one day show our son. My husband and I knew we wanted Torrey to be our photographer ~ she also took our engagement photos in the same location a few years prior. Her work is amazing, from the way she uses natural light to her ability to capture our emotions.
My little one came into the world 5 weeks ago and in those 5 weeks I have completely changed. You hear people talk about the “birth of a mother” and that now makes perfect sense to me. Before my son was born I used to constantly seek validation from other people. Whether it was at work, with friends, from my parents, in relationships, I always needed someone else to tell me I was doing a good job. In my new job as a mom, I can’t get that validation. My son isn’t going to look up at me while breastfeeding and tell me I’m doing the right thing. That’s what motherhood is to me, it’s uncertain. You feel like you don’t have a clue what you’re doing and at the same time your instincts tell you exactly what to do. Somehow in this new job I don’t need the same reassurance, I feel whole just looking at my son and knowing we are figuring it out together.” Ally, Expectant Mother
“Ally & Gordon chose to have their session photographed in Marin county on Mt. Tamalpais. They also had had their engagement photos done here and it is close to where Ally grew up and were married so very special to her. It is also one of my favorite locations for portrait sessions. From San Francisco, this stunner of a location is only about a 20 minute drive over the Golden Gate Bridge. Ally and Gordon are not only clients, but friends of mine which adds so much depth to the photographs. When you know your subjects on a deeper level, it immediately strips away a layer of emotion of being in front of the camera. I am able to get to the core of a person’s portrait and get through that camera shy from the beginning of the session.
Maternity is hands down my favorite thing to capture, period. Photographing an expectant mom is arguably one of the most magical times in a woman’s life, there is just nothing that compares to that. I love capturing the extreme joy of wonder in a mothers eyes as she looks down at her bump. That smile as she rubs her belly saying hi to her little one. Being a new mother myself, I truly didn’t know until I had my little one what a special time the lead up to baby is. Having this captured is so special to look back on especially after having your baby and seeing the little person from your belly face to face! These momentous moments in families lives, bringing a child into the world, that I get to be apart of and encapsulate for them makes photographing motherhood unparalleled for me.” Torrey, Photographer
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