I worked with Ashleigh before throughout her pregnancy with Caleigh and then her newborn session. Their family recently moved away, but I was still excited for her when she announced her newest pregnancy. Imagine my excitement when she reached out and wanted to book her maternity session for the next time they were in PA! I was thrilled! She also wanted to incorporate a gender reveal which was super fun! As always, I had a little Q&A with Ashleigh and of course some favorites from their session!
What is the first thing that ran through your mind when you found out you were pregnant?
The excitement of growing another human! Also, looked very much forward to another beautiful maternity photography session!
What have been the most memorable parts of this pregnancy?
Honestly, balancing life between being a mom and wife. Realizing how crazy life can get while pregnant and raising 2 other kids under the age of 4. It may be a juggle however it's only one time done journey in life
Did you have any pregnancy cravings? What were they?
Peaches! Ate 2/3 peaches a day
What was your favorite part about our session together?
Just the laughter and trying to attempt something new with throwing color powder to reveal gender. We loved the annoucement and capturing the moments of our soon second baby girl.
How did you prepare for our photo shoot? How was your experience? Were you nervous or worried before? How did it turn out?
Preparing for the gender reveal, coming up with ideas and best choice to really capture the reveal. We loved our experience, it was a beautiful moment, a beautiful evening and environment. I was only nervous for my other 2 little ones making sure we could get good pictures with a 1 year old and 3 years old, but I knew in the hands of Angie, we were able to succeed!
Do you have a favorite photo from your session? If so, which one?
I love the photo of us sitting on the blanket, laughing. The kids are happy, daddy is happy and of course that makes momma happy!
What would be your advice to someone getting maternity photographs taken?
Just feel your inner self and know carrying a little human your always beautiful. Pregnancy is a beautiful yet challenging journey, but during that maternity session, close your eyes and bring it all in to center yourself and that little human inside of you
Do you have other children? How do they react to the pregnancy? Feel free to share a little about them here.
Yes. I have a 1 year old and soon to be 4 year old. My daughter doesn't fully understand. My son, who is the 4 year old, he rubs my belly and continues to ask if baby is still inside? He's afraid of missing the birth or not meeting the baby- surely he will meet her soon!
Anything else you'd like to add about your session and final images?
We loved our session. We looked forward to it for months. When we see the moments captured, it feels like we were there ️again, the picture seems so real. Years from now, that moment and feeling will continue to feel real bringing back so many emotions and love from the journeys we are going through now. The kids grow up quick, life goes quick- and thanks for Angie for capturing these moments, were able to relive them and recall the evening at any given time. It's so hard living in another state, 17 hours away. We know we can never replace Angie.