It was so nice meeting this sweet couple who are new residents to New Orleans. They will be here for just a few short years so what a better way to remember their time here and their first pregnancy than with a maternity session under the gorgeous moss-covered oak trees. It had rained all day Saturday and the air was frigid. Poor Lauren had to bundle up in between locations and hop over mud puddles. I knew that without a pretty sunset I wanted to find patches of color for her photos at Fontainebleau State Park.
I looked high and low and tried to utilize every colorful leaf I could find, even if that meant shooting in very different locations from my usual spots. This was also quite a challenge because in Louisiana we have mostly evergreens and not many color-changing trees. I have to say, I think I was pretty successful. For this being the most gloomiest day of the year for a session, I think it was my brightest one yet. And Lauren was glowing! Her smile so bright and filled with love. It was a beautiful session.
Lauren 35 weeks and counting…
I just adore all of the Christmas scarves she brought. It was perfect this time of year.
I saw this beautiful tree with red and orange leaves but it was so large and the leaves were so high. I tried to position them just right so that the color filled the space behind them. I just adore how it turned out!
Then, I saw in the distance the most incredible sight (at least to a photographer). A tree with low branches with the MOST beautiful red and orange and yellow and green leaves! I may have squealed inside. This was so rare here and in all of my years of shooting here I have never noticed this little tree. Probably because it is only colorful for a day and will soon be brown. So off we went through the mud and water to this beautiful tree. I am SO glad we did! Lauren looked absolutely amazing in her red dress and nature complemented her perfectly.
Had such a wonderful evening with this sweet couple! Despite all of our obstacles, I just love how their session turned out. So excited to meet their sweet baby in just a few short weeks and to find out what they are having!
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