I’m going to precede this blog post by saying that maternity portraits are typically shot two months prior to your due date under normal circumstances :-).
I received an email from Kelly, who contacted me during week 37 of her pregnancy stating, “I’m still up for having my picture taken!” I was thrilled, but knew we had to get a move on as this baby was likely to be born any day. Luckily, I had an opening on January 5, 2008 – and I drove into NYC – Central Park West – for a maternity session with Kelly and Joe.
I have to say, before I even got there, Kelly had described to me her style as “Kate Spade” and let me tell you – Kelly is a huge Kate Spade Fan. Kelly is so organically beautiful! I couldn’t believe she was 37 weeks pregnant! I’ve been running into some really hot looking moms-to-be.
You just can’t beat walking around the streets of Manhattan, there’s nothing like it – and we ended up with a remarkably warm day, so we took full advantage. We shot in quite a few locations this day so I have some variety 😉 Here is a healthy amount.
Kelly just has a knack for putting things together. I loved these vintage lamps!
An uncanny sense
This is not a pregnant face! Isn’t she radiant?
Off to Central Park
Then Joe decided to sing.
Hey, he worked for it.
The Stunning Mom to Be
And is just so happy!
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Father’s Central Park Memorial Bench
I was crawling in the bushes sniper style.
The best part about this session? Kelly went into labor that very night to deliver a beautiful and healthy baby girl, Ruby Beatrice! I’m so thankful we got this session in before she arrived. Thanks so much, Kelly & Joseph, for inviting me into your world and allowing me to document it.
Stay tuned for Ruby Beatrice!