A Warm Summer Evening Maternity Session {Cary NC Maternity Photographer

August 17, 2015  •  5 Comments

I'd like to take a moment to say just how thankful I am for my clients.  When I started my newborn and family photography business almost 3 years ago, I read over and over again how likely I was to fail.  I still wanted to give it a try.  I'm glad I did.  I get to meet the nicest people, like this sweet couple and I get to see their lives change as they prepare for and finally meet their first baby.  Not only that, but I absolutely love being outdoors, so spending a summer evening, with the warm glow of the setting sun, walking around a park doing a maternity session is about as good as it gets.  I really do have a dream job.  This maternity session was done at Sugg Farm in Holly Springs, NC.  It is a beautiful park that resembles an old farmstead.  

The old fencing, the rusty gates, old shady trees, and lush meadow were such treats for our time at the park.  This mom and dad are big fans of UNC, and when you see their newborn portraits, you'll see how we incorporated pale blue into that session too.  

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I just love this grassy meadow.  It's a beautiful spot for any kind of portrait.  I wish I had had the time to go back to that spot with my own children and family.  I've been shooting at this park for about 2 years and from what I can tell, this grass is pretty much only here for about 1-2 months of the year.  I supposed it's harvested for hay, but it sure has a pretty texture to it while it grows.   maternity portraits in a grassy meadow at sugg farm in holly springs.  holly springs maternity and newborn photographermaternity portraits in a grassy meadow at sugg farm in holly springs. holly springs maternity and newborn photographermaternity portraits in a grassy meadow at sugg farm in holly springs. holly springs maternity and newborn photographer maternity portraits in a grassy meadow at sugg farm in holly springs.  holly springs maternity and newborn photographermaternity portraits in a grassy meadow at sugg farm in holly springs. holly springs maternity and newborn photographermaternity portraits in a grassy meadow at sugg farm in holly springs. holly springs maternity and newborn photographer

After we got everything we wanted at Sugg Farm, we took a trip down the road just a bit to Bass Lake Park.  The two parks actually back up to each other, but I still haven't found a quick way to walk from one park to the other.  There is a beautiful trail connecting them, but it would just involve too much walking and take up too much time.  Bass Lake features a gorgeous lake, with docks, decks, beaches, and paths.  The sun setting over the lake created a dreamy look to the maternity portraits.   a maternity portrait session at bass lake park in holly springs nc.  erica courtine photographya maternity portrait session at bass lake park in holly springs nc. erica courtine photographya maternity portrait session at bass lake park in holly springs nc. erica courtine photography a maternity portrait session at bass lake park in holly springs nc.  erica courtine photographya maternity portrait session at bass lake park in holly springs nc. erica courtine photographya maternity portrait session at bass lake park in holly springs nc. erica courtine photography The weeks leading up to the arrival of your baby are such a special time.  I don't think I fully understood it until I started doing maternity portraits for my clients.  I look back at the images from the session and you can see the love and anticipation in the couples' faces.  Some day, they will look back and remember just how exciting it was getting ready for that first child.

If you are expecting and you are interested in documenting your pregnancy with maternity portraits, I would love to help you with a maternity photography session.  I serve Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, and Fuquay Varina, and surrounding areas.  For more information, visit my website at www.ericacourtinephotography.com or email me at erica@ericacourtinephotography.com


Comments

5.Amy Fanton(non-registered)
So beautiful--I love all the light and color in the images--you did a great job! :)
4.Amanda(non-registered)
These are so precious.
3.Megan(non-registered)
Pretty maternity images! The couple will love these :)
2.Summer(non-registered)
Great photos! So much variety and gorgeous locations. Momma is glowing, she looks radiant!
1.JM Photography(non-registered)
Beautiful Maternity session Erica Courtine Photography! You captured so much variety and had lots of really pretty light!
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