in pregnancy

When Dana first emailed me about booking a maternity session, I was so excited to meet her and her husband (and her two pups, of course, because that’s how I roll). She told me all about her beautiful Mid-Century Modern home, right by the American River and I was already visualizing how the session would play out. I mean, how cute is this with these amazing MCM bricks, bright orange planter and that skylight above them… I was in heaven!

out on the front porch with designer mid-century bricks and bright orange plant pot

We ventured inside for a few pictures, only to discover that they have designed the interior of their home beautifully, complete with an organized-by-color bookshelf. Omgeeee.

mid-century home makes the perfect backdrop for maternity session

It was really important to them that we include their fur-kids (some people call them “dogs”) in the pictures since they were the first babies on the scene. Throwing pups into the mix for a photography session is always a “let’s see how it gooooes!” kind of proposition, but they were so good and posed for the camera like they do this for a living.

everyone dog-piled on the sofa in this mid-century home with color coordinated books

They even give kisses on command. Lol

snuggles with pups for their family maternity shoot in sierra oaks

It makes me happy to know that her daughter will be able to look back on these, when she is a mother herself, and see what an amazing, powerful mother she had.

denim top and hugs from husband

Since they live by the river, and it’s such a big part of their lives, we went for a walk as the sun was going down.

family walking along the american river in sierra oaks with dogs

I love this color palette, from the deep yellow to the hints of turquoise. If you guessed that Dana is an artist, you guessed right!

ocre yellow shirt with caring hands on belly

I book maternity sessions all throughout the year, but the spring and summer is a particularly popular time for them! Give me a call at 916.933.8352 or shoot me an email at info@jillcarmel.com to book your maternity session today.