Central Florida Maternity

Orlando Maternity Portraits | Sunset of Dreams

Sometimes there are clients that walk through your studio doors at exactly the right time! This lovely momma-to-be had great energy and was excited for the vision we developed for her maternity session. She even picked up my favorite favorite maternity dress!!

On the day of her session, we had an incredible sunset! Sun...what is that?!?! Here in Central Florida I think we are on day 5 or 10 without sun....who knows!!! The positive: our field will be lush and green for this weekends portraits! Here is to a weekend of sunshine and blue skies!!

Looking forward to meeting their sweet little cutie and their pups in just a few short weeks!

Have a fabulous Thursday!

Erika 

About Erika

Erika is a published photographer who focuses primarily on newborn and family photography. She shoots natural light portraits across America while maintaining two central locations in Orlando, FL and Charleston, SC. Erika's work has been featured on television (ABC and NBC), charity billboards, national print magazines, and editorial family and wedding blogs.

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Beautiful Blooming Baby + Elegant Wedding Dress, Creates Pure Magic {Orlando Studio Maternity Photographer}

You ever had one of those mornings during your pregnancy where you wake up, look in the mirror and think you've gained 5lbs? Or that favorite dress you planned to wear, just won't quite fit over your belly? Aren't these the moments you are so excited for and disappointed in, all in one thought? You are one day closer to meeting your little bundle of joy, but one size further from your favorite outfit!

So you might be asking why am I bringing up these moments. Well as your photographer...I can't lie these are my favorite moments. Because when you call to tell me, "I think I am getting too pregnant for my maternity session" or "I have to go shopping because nothing fits anymore", I jump for joy! This means you have a beautifully radiant glow, with a gorgeous belly, ready to be photographed. It always amazes me just how beautiful pregnant mommies truly are!

And this where I begin with this lovely couple, she was excited for their maternity session but I think dad was even more amp'd! Mom was just glowing from head to toe, check out her hair: just unbelievably gorgeous! They had several props and ideas in mind for their session, including HER WEDDING DRESS! The whole time I was photographing them, all I could think about was how I was going to use it. We worked our way laughing and joking through their session, even capturing a family portrait with their first baby-just a bit more hair than normal babies ;). And then the moment had arose...wedding dress time! This was one of those moments, where I stopped clicking my camera and sat back for a second and realized "wow, I love my job. These are portraits that will create a lifetime of memories".

Please, take a moment to pull out an old photo album and relive the past, one timeless photograph at a time. Each day we create new timeless memories to place in our new "old photo album". It is a real honor to be a part of documenting those memories.

Thank you for stopping by!

Would love to hear what's on your mind.

xoxo

Erika

About Erika

Erika is a published photographer who focuses primarily on newborn and family photography. She shoots natural light portraits across America while maintaining two central locations in Orlando, FL and Charleston, SC. Erika's work has been featured on television (ABC and NBC), charity billboards, national print magazines, and editorial family and wedding blogs.

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Beautiful Belly, Beautiful Mommy-to-be {Orlando & Charleston Maternity Photographer}

Can you say glowing mommy-to-be? Wow, from head to toe these two were perfect for the location they selected! As a photographer, I constantly catch myself looking at the sunlight and looking for an excuse to go out and shoot, the day of their session was one of those days. Was super ecstatic with the gorgeous sunset we had been blessed with. This maternity session was perfect from start to finish with the unbelievable sunset to the fabulous outfit the mommy-to-be had styled. These two were perfectly relaxed and up for anything, so we walked the property ensuring the unbelievable sunset was always in the portraits.

I had the pleasure of meeting & photographing their bundle of joy earlier this month, such a cutie! The love between daddy, mommy and baby was extremely moving, so happy for their new little family! Look for their newborn session on the blog to follow, next month.

Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!


 

About Erika

Erika is a published photographer who focuses primarily on newborn and family photography. She shoots natural light portraits across America while maintaining two central locations in Orlando, FL and Charleston, SC. Erika's work has been featured on television (ABC and NBC), charity billboards, national print magazines, and editorial family and wedding blogs.

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Introducing the next little FL Gator {Lake Mary Maternity & Newborn Photographer}

Happy Friday! In honor of the rivalry football game this weekend (UF vs. UGA) we have a very special blog, about a brand new little Gator. This couple was such a blast, especially since they wanted to really personalize their sessions! During the maternity session, dad brought out his bicycle to incorporate into his session!! How cool is that?!?! Which of course sparked an idea for the newborn session {Check out the little Gator inside Daddy's Bike below}. While driving to their session the weather was a bit questionable but as the sun began to set the sun was just yummy. I caught myself shooting in one place for way too long because the lighting was pure magic and addicting, all at the same time. The same problem happened at the newborn session, once we placed him inside the bike basket. It brought overwhelming emotion to know this awesome family would have truly personalized art with their baby incorporated into their favorite thing. I can just see it now, the precious little boy will be riding the trails with his mommy and daddy, in just a few years!

Thank you for allowing us to capture these life changing moments in your family's life.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, have a safe and great holiday weekend! 

About Erika

Erika is a published photographer who focuses primarily on newborn and family photography. She shoots natural light portraits across America while maintaining two central locations in Orlando, FL and Charleston, SC. Erika's work has been featured on television (ABC and NBC), charity billboards, national print magazines, and editorial family and wedding blogs.

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Beautiful Mommy-to-Be | Orlando Maternity Photographer

Like many things in my world, this was a spur of the moment idea! While having lunch at my favorite place in the whole world...Chipotle, Jess and I decided it was time for us to step in front of the camera. She is a local Orlando Photographer and good friend! With large concerns of rain, we met at my new favorite place, for a fun sunset session. Everyone stepped out of the car and I was in photographer heaven; check out their awesomely bright complimentary clothing!! You would have thought Jess spent all her time in front of the camera, she was a natural! I must admit, I had a few butterflies with the thought of photographing another photographer, but I had too much fun to think of them!

DAY 2: So in the midst of this little lunch date we also decided I was going to step in front of the camera; eek! We met on a HOT 100 degree, to finish her maternity session and photograph my boudoir session (double eek). Recently, I have had the desire to broaden the vision of Maternity Photography and Jess was the perfect mommy-to-be, for this! Would love to know what you think of this new whimsical sometimes fashion inspired maternity photography.

There are so many funny behind the scenes stories from our 8 hour shooting marathon, but I will save those for my future blog post; "Stepping in front of the camera, boudoir photography through the eyes of our bombshell clients".

Jess: So glad you contacted me a 1.5 years ago! I have learned so much from you, both in photography and personally, especially enjoy all our super laaaate night talks! Gracey is such an amazing little girl and will be an even better big sister! Looking forward to watching both these precious little girls grow!

xoxo

Erika

 

About Erika

Erika is a published photographer who focuses primarily on newborn and family photography. She shoots natural light portraits across America while maintaining two central locations in Orlando, FL and Charleston, SC. Erika's work has been featured on television (ABC and NBC), charity billboards, national print magazines, and editorial family and wedding blogs.

Ready for your family's close-up? Click Here to Receive your Complimentary Gift!