Could there be anything more satisfying to a lifestyle photographer than a client that says, "I just want you to capture everything that's real"? Of course, incorporating the places you frequent and activities you love is the whole point of this lifestyle trend, but it is so rare to find a client that is on board for a purely documentary style session...that isn't a birth.
Jenny was so excited to just have fun with her maternity session and to capture all of the effort and sweat she has put into maintaining a strong body throughout her pregnancy. She and her husband Sean planed for me to document their pre-planned workout at an open air fit pad on Hurlburt Field, FL.
She told me that she didn't want to try and hide the fact that lifting, especially while pregnant, is freaking hard work. (Even if she did make it look easy enough that I feel like a wimpy loser baby!)
In the end, I was able to rope them into a few more directed images. And Sean really rallied, after a grueling workout, to climb a rope and hang upside down for an impressive amount of time...as I directed Jenny to swing him toward the best light for an adorable Spiderman kiss.
Check out the highlights from this fitness maternity session in the slideshow below. And don't forget to leave a quick comment to help Jenny & Sean earn a print from their session. They need 50 people to comment to earn a free mounted 8x10 image.
Natalie is a lifestyle family photographer serving Pensacola, FL and surrounding areas. With a passion for capturing candid family moments, she specializes in birth and newborn lifestyle photography. Natalie lives in Pensacola with her husband and two (very difficult to photograph) children. Besides photography, she has a passion for modern sewing projects and graphic design.
Photo credit: Indie Pearl Photography