Lindsay’s maternity shoot was a gift from her friends to her and her husband Dustin. Needless to say, I was flattered to be asked to do this! I also had to deliver on something magical because she’s bearing twins, which makes for an interesting shoot since I feared that she wouldn’t be able to do too many adventurous poses. As you can see by the photo above, my fears were unnecessary. Using a piece of white fabric I picked up for the shot just below, I had Dustin holding the back of the fabric and while a fan blew it upwards, he threw the fabric up so it would catch the wind as she did her dance pose.
Lindsay also had some other shots in mind. I love a subject who is engaged in the shoot and has definite goals set. You know she’s working hard if she comes prepared. This one was one of her suggestions, a simple vintage looking shot of her holding her belly outside:
She also wanted to do the traditional hand-heart-belly shot, which we nailed, but then we took it one step further by making this shot with some eggs bearing their twins initials:
I love it because it’s a somewhat abstract family photo. I did the selective color because we only had brown eggs on hand, and I wanted them pink, but it looked odd in full color so I went with this.
We also did some clean studio shots on a white background. Lindsay was a trooper for this shot. She tried to keep those legs up, but the twins didn’t allow it We had Dustin hold her feet and I removed his hand in post.
We had to get at least one traditional family photo:
And finally, I wanted to share this shot. I simply love the look of pride in her expression.
I wish the best of luck to Lindsay & Dustin and their future family! You can see the full set of photos right here.