Reena and her husband are expecting their first child. As most expecting parents, they are feeling all the things but, most of all, excited. This couple is doing something unique – waiting for the gender of their baby to be revealed at birth. That is super hard to do, especially as your firstborn, but I heard you get the best gifts that way!
The Patels are new to Jacksonville, and we crossed paths on Instagram. Reena is a photographer herself, so the pressure was on her to bring her vision to life. I am grateful for the Jacksonville community that was able to help me bring her ‘lost in the meadow’ look for her maternity photos to life.
When Reena approached me with the inspirational photos and videos for her shoot, I knew my studio in Jacksonville would be perfect. Katie, with Gwen Love Floral Design, completed the floral arrangements the next before so we could shoot first thing in the morning. When Reena walked through the studio doors, her jaw dropped the moment she saw the flowers. Literally, what floral maternity photoshoots dreams are made of. Reena got all glammed up by our hair & makeup team. As a photographer, she is always on the other side to get people ready for their photos, but this time it was her moment to kick her feet up and get pampered for the day. She pulled a gown out of our client’s closet for her first look and brought some pieces together for a Calvin Klein look.
Having this maternity session in the studio really allowed us to focus on Reena’s baby bump and showcase her growing family with her husband and fur baby. When we chatted about her vision for the maternity shoot, she wanted something different than most maternity photos. I remember telling her we could be as extra as we wanted to be queen! After their session, I sent them off to lunch, and they returned to the studio later that afternoon for the same-day photo reveal/ordering appointment. All I remember Reena saying was, “wow, I want them all they are perfect.” Can’t wait to meet this little one very soon! Stay tuned for those photos.
Helping my clients like Reena to bring their photo shoot vision to life is probably one of my favorite parts of my job. From finding the perfect location in Jacksonville to sourcing the attire and props to creating inspiration boards for ideas. This is a creative part I live for. If you are looking for a stress-free experience for your next maternity sessions, look no further because you have found her. Interested in shooting with me? We just opened our calendar for 2023! Complete the contact form on my website by clicking here or sending me a DM on Instagram here!