Tell me, does it get much sweeter than photographing an indoor maternity session during the holidays? And for your loved ones? In their home? I certainly don’t think so!
First, let me first tell you a story about Taylor, Katie, and the time I photographed their marriage proposal.
Nearly five years ago, I had the immense pleasure of capturing Katie and Taylor’s grand proposal and engagement session at the darling Soap Creek Schoolhouse. Nestled among the trees of Corvallis, Oregon, Taylor got down on one knee after leading Katie on an extensive love note scavenger hunt. Over a delicious charcuterie board, which my sister and I carefully procured from our local Trader Joe’s, surrounded by over one hundred burning candles, Taylor read his final love letter to Katie – asking for her hand in marriage.
After the lovebirds shared an eager kiss, which I photographed through a tiny window atop the historic schoolhouse (yes, I spied from the roof for over an hour, camera in hand, waiting for the right moment) we shot their engagement session on-site. And let me tell you, their joy was palpable! Katie was then whisked away for a surprise engagement party, which Taylor planned on a whim. Loved ones traveled from all over the state of Oregon to be there, celebrating the new rock on her left ring finger.
To now think that Taylor is a practicing Doctor of Physiotherapy, the two own a beautiful home in Central Oregon, and are only months away from becoming a family of three, is a thrill. Watching my engaged couples marry and build a life together is the greatest honor.
When Katie asked me to photograph their maternity photos within their home, I was ecstatic! I love a thoughtful, indoor maternity session because they can be equally beautiful, yet far more personal, than an outdoor photoshoot in the Pacific Northwest. The truth is, Katie and Taylor will never be a family of two again, so these are the final weeks the pair will share alone in their bespoke home. The captured memories, however, will be forever treasured.