Back in June, the lovely and pregnant Melissa answered my call for maternity model. Beautiful, smart, laid back, Melissa was a joy to photograph at her Stapleton, Colorado home–she had such a cute bump! Her husband Brian and toddler son Ben joined in on a few photos too. I love making maternity sessions a family affair whenever I can because to me, the portraits to be treasured show the relationships, not just the person.
Right on time, little Lia was born, and I had the pleasure of making her newborn portraits in my new studio–Lia is my first in-studio baby! Melissa brought Ben and Brian along with the hopes of getting a good family photo. Ben watched DVDs and horsed around with his dad while I got some sweet shots of Lia, and then we put the family in front of my backdrop for a few quick shots. In the end, I took Ben out to splash in puddles in his Thomas the Train rainboots while mom and dad got Lia ready for our chilly October day, and I got lucky with a pretty photo of the family taking a walk down my street with the fall colors behind them.
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