{Raleigh NC Maternity Photographer} A Spring Evening at Raulston Arboretum

July 25, 2016  •  8 Comments

JC Raulston Arboretum outside of Raleigh is like a little paradise tucked away by the railroad tracks in a part of town where you would never expect to find the beauty of nature.  The garden is a project of NC State University, and I always enjoy going there for all kinds of photography sessions.  We ended up doing this couple's newborn portrait session at Raulston Arboretum as well.  The variety of plants and architecture makes it a unique spot.  Read here to find out about my other favorite locations for portrait photography in the Raleigh area.

I absolutely love doing maternity portrait sessions.  I have to confess that when I first started my photography business, I wasn't so sure how I felt about pregnancy photography.  After the first maternity session, though, I was hooked.  The love and anticipation that a couple feels before their child is born is so evident in photos.  In the case of this maternity session, rain had caused us to reschedule several times before finally finding a sunny evening.  

This maternity session is a prime example of why I only offer outdoor photography sessions very early in the morning or in the evening.  As your photographer, it's my duty to guide my clients and help them get the very best images possible.  I believe that although you can get images that are okay (mediocre), I am not happy with "good enough" for my clients.  I want their images to be the very best, the most stunning, and the highest quality that I can possibly provide.  The sunlight in the early morning or evening is so soft and beautiful.  It's easier to work with and makes your family look amazing (you won't be squinting or have harsh shadows in the evening).  

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Coming up this week I'll be blogging about their adorable baby boy that we photographed at the same garden.  In the warm months I offer outdoor newborn portraits and this little guy adored being outside.  I can't wait to share those with you.  

If you are interested in booking a maternity or newborn photography session for your baby, I would love to hear from you.  You can get in touch with my by clicking here and sending me a message.  I book maternity and newborn sessions throughout the year and outdoor newborn sessions can be done usually from April through September, and even sometimes in October and November.  I conduct all indoor newborn sessions in-home, so I bring everything to you.  There's no need to travel to a studio.  Interested in pricing?  Click here to get details on how sessions are priced.  


Comments

Michelle(non-registered)
Super sweet captures! Love how you capture light in your photography.
Nicole Pettit(non-registered)
She had the most perfectly round baby bump! These images are gorgeous and I love your light!
Lauren(non-registered)
Beautiful! What a special time to capture for them!
Tara Geldart(non-registered)
Beautiful Maternity Session!!! I bet the Momma is in love with these!
Heather(non-registered)
What a beautiful couple! Their excitement is so wonderfully captured in these photographs!
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