Maternity session || Locust and Vine , Cincinnati

Holy smokes!!!! I've have been dying to share this maternity session at Locust and Vine. Today is the day! I could NOT be more thrilled, blessed, or READY to photograph Baby Number Two...

We scheduled Karen's maternity session in the middle of the Pandemic and I thought that I will never have a chance to take her maternity pictures. Vuola! I was wrong and I was so happy that we finally had an opportunity to do them.

It’s lovely to see two people compliment and care for each other and I’m grateful to have been able to help them celebrate this joy. Andy and Karen have the sweetest love for one another and are so excited about their baby number 2. He has a really cool name, but you’ll have to wait for her newborn session to find out what it is!

It’s beautiful to watch someone’s journey over time. I have had the privilege of seeing Karen grow a business, inspire women, and be light for women. She’s a hardworking woman and she is a PRO. Every time I work with her at the wedding it goes super-smoothly, this woman knows what she does.

Maternity Session Tips:

  1. I recommend booking your maternity session between 28-32 weeks! Booking your session at this stage in your pregnancy ensures that you have a showing baby belly and that you still feel great! Typically, between 28-32 weeks pregnant mommas still have mobility and energy to get to specific locations that they want. Booking your maternity session after 35 weeks can still be done, but may not be able to access specific locations (remember, every momma is different and every pregnancy is different)

  2. Some great dress shops are: Chicaboo Maternity, Forever 21, Three bird Nest, Fillyboo, Pinkblush Maternity, Sexy Mama Maternity and ASOS.

  3. Location! Location! Location! It is important to think about outfits, children and accessibility when choosing a location for your maternity session. You want a location that is safe for everyone, easily accessible if kids are involved and that meshes well with your clothing choices. Ask me about my exclusive location guide with over 20+ locations!

  4. I recommend having hair and makeup done for your session. I promise not having professional hair and make up is not going to make or break your session, but hair and makeup are always great ways to add a boost of confidence and add a little flare to your overall look!

Enjoy my favs