I just loved this picture-perfect park in Elk Grove for maternity portraits. The weeping willow and gazebo make a beautiful background for this sweet moment.
We timed it perfectly so that the sun was just behind them as they walked hand-in-hand along the path and through the late-summer foliage.
The park, complete with pond, streams and bridge, frames this portrait beautifully.
As we walked through the park, they shared their story of how they met and what their plans were for the little girl that is about to join them. We laughed and photographed, talked and walked. It was an all-around good time with these two.
I was loving the soft greens of the weeping willows, the muted brown of the dock on the pond and the contrast of the deep purple blouse and her luxurious dark brown hair. When my clients have hair like this, I’m always trying to show it off. I just love long hair!
As the sun set, the light turned pink and we captured “snuggle-photos” on the lawn between the trees. I think I just invented that word, but you totally know what I mean…
Ling told me that she wanted to take some pictures in her kimono and I think they turned out perfectly! She looks so feminine and strong, ready to walk the path that she has laid out before her: Motherhood.