Courtney: Maternity Preview
Courtney: Maternity Preview
This past week, I met up with my dear friend, Courtney, for maternity photos at the North Carolina Arboretum.
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It was quite a treat to photograph Courtney. Not only have we been friends since our first year at Peace College, but she is also a very talented photographer (she no lives in NC, but check out her portfolio).
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In fact, I’ve admired her work since long before I ever thought about becoming a photographer myself. So, when she asked me to do her maternity photos, I nearly cried. Me? Photograph YOU? YES!!!
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We decided to meet up at the NC Arboretum at sunset. I normally don’t have the luxury to meet my clients at sunset because of early bedtimes, so I was thrilled to work in such glorious light. I was also pretty excited to work with a model who would stand in place, unlike my toddler clients who run away from me. It didn’t hurt that my model was GORGEOUS.
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Perfect model, perfect location, perfect light, perfect day. Oh, and one-on-one time with an old friend you haven’t seen in years. What more could a photographer want? I can’t really think of anything.
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And it’s funny, I always tell my clients to give me a month to process their photos. It’s been a long time since it’s taken me a month to process photos since I’ve improved my work flow, but in the case of Courtney’s photos…I haven’t been able to take my eyes off them.
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If only I could have had them processed and printed in time for her baby shower this weekend.
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I also told Courtney that since her baby is due in October that she must find a photographer in the Boston area (where she’s living now) to photograph her full term…or just take a self portrait.
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But seriously, Courtney makes pregnancy and maternity look glamorous. She’s already a beautiful woman, but wow – that glow is infectious and almost makes me want to get pregnant…almost.
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With that said, congratulations Courtney. I love you dearly and I can’t wait to see your little boy. I know I won’t be able to meet him for some time, but I will be here in North Carolina drooling over the photos you take of him every day!
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