“Having maternity photos done, especially of my first pregnancy, was always something that I wanted to have done just to capture in time this special season in life. It would be a way to remember this point in time when I am sharing and growing life, and these tender moments between my husband and me as we go from being a couple to a family. These photos along with the other milestones of a first pregnancy were always moments I looked forward to, but in my third trimester this spring, things got turned upside down quickly. I suddenly wasn’t able to have a baby shower, nor was I able to visit with friends and family. It seemed as though no one got to witness these impactful final months of pregnancy that make the real difference. No one was able to see my round belly in person or feel the baby kick. When we still had the opportunity to take maternity photos I was so very grateful. Lindsay was so thoughtful and careful in planning our session. She went above and beyond to scope out an open, secluded location and took every precaution to make sure we felt safe. The colors and tones of the images connect me to nature which brings a sense of peace and tranquility amidst the chaos of our current world. The end result are beautiful photos that we are able to share with our family and friends and that we will treasure forever.
I’ve always known that I wanted to be a mama one day. Ever since I was a little girl I was always the one that was the mommy when we played house and I’ve always had this innate nurturing characteristic that has guided me through life. I am looking forward to exploring motherhood and excited about the blessings it will deliver. Of course I’m also a little nervous about the challenges for growing personally that it will present me. To me motherhood means loving unconditionally and offering the selflessness to give yourself to another wholly. I hope that I can be the kind of role model that my little one can admire and respect and one that can offer them the tools and values to realize their greatest potentials. We are so blessed to have had a smooth journey to starting our family but truly believe there are so many paths towards motherhood and that mothers come in so many forms. It’s the commitment you give to be there for that little soul no matter what that makes the difference.” Kailey, Expectant Mother
“Kailey & Adam are such wonderful people and I am so excited for them to welcome their little one! They do not know if they are having a boy or girl, and I think this factor adds to finding the calm during the unknown. These images were taken in a remote field and when I look at them I think of the word “haven” — somewhere or someone that provides a sense of safety & comfort. These first time parents are waiting for their firstborn to arrive. With all that is currently going on in the world today, these photos bring me peace. This momma has already created a haven for her unborn baby. The calmness of these images is a reminder that even during the unknown times there is stillness and joy to be captured.
I am drawn to photographing motherhood because there is always joy and beauty that lies within the chaos & unknown. For Kailey, she entered her third trimester during the pandemic, yet we were still able to capture the joy and calm of waiting to become a mother.” Lindsay, Photographer