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!
Currently based out of both Philadelphia and Los Angeles, Kseniya's work brings her all over the globe to document beautiful memories for stylish couples who want to make a statement.
Recently named one of the top 100 Wedding and Boudoir Photographers in the world, Kseniya puts her artistic and vogue-style aesthetic into every image.