in pregnancy

This couple was cute beyond words — they’ve known each other since they were kids, but only really connected later on in life after he had become an attorney and she, a physician. I love that…it’s like they were destined for each other and now they are adding a third member to their team — how wonderful! Plus, they own two Boston Terriers, so they get an extra-special spot in my book. 😉

We struck out to a nearby pond. The sun was nice and low in the sky, perfect for the setting. We walked by this spot in the trees and it’s like it called my name, asking to be used for this very image. I think it’s one of my all-time favorites. I made such a dork out of myself when I took the picture…I distinctly remember doing a totally unfiltered dance when I saw it in the back of the camera, lol!

pregnancy portrait silhoutte kissing in the trees by the sacramento river pond

Even the ducks participated. What a pretty spot amongst the yellow flowers.

standing by the sacramento pond with yellow irises and ducks for pregnancy pictures

The gentleness of her hands on her perfect little belly — love it.

black and white pregnancy pictures in sacramento park

My favorite kind of “glowy” light.

husband and wife together for maternity images by the river in sacramento surrounded by trees and grass sitting together in sacramento grassy field for maternity portraits

We captured a few in their back yard and I love how the curve of the pool draws the eye to her face and the image is sort of “cradled” by the trees and grass.

standing by the pool with blue dress for sacramento pregnancy portraits

Doing a little experimenting this week — which do you like the better, the images on the top or bottom? I’m playing with some new editing techniques…

film experiment for sacramento pregnancy portraits by the pool

Omg, I have so many more from this session that I LOVE! Can’t wait to share the rest with this lovely couple.