Renee's Philadelphia Maternity Photoshoot

After photographing Renee and Francois’ engagement and wedding, I cannot express how excited I was when Renee messaged me and told me she was pregnant. I was already thinking of maternity shoot ideas before she was even showing.

I photographed Renee’s maternity session on one of the hottest days of the year at exactly noon - probably the hottest time to be outside. I showed up with my makeup dripping down my face, my hair in a messy bun on top of my head, and just looking like a mess. Renee on the other hand, with hair and makeup done by Salon L in Manayunk and a beautiful flower crown by Vault and Vine, walks out of her car looking like an absolute queen - even in the crazy heat!

After seeing the photos, I got a text message from Renee that said:
”I would have never thought that maternity photos - while being pregnant with all the heaviness and weight gain and discomfort - could make me feel the most beautiful I have ever felt.”

Seeing that message brought tears to my eyes. This is what photography is all about. This is exactly why I do what I do. I love knowing that I can help people document important moments in their lives in a beautiful way that makes them excited to look back at the photos over and over again.

Renee and Francois, I am so happy to hear how much you love these photos. You two are going to be incredible parents and I cannot wait to meet baby Charlotte!