This couple is a playful personality match and it shows in every one of their interactions. When Sheena found out she was pregnant, she wanted to wait to tell their families. She scheduled a portrait session and had very specific ideas about what she wanted. I love it when a client trusts me to create images that align with their personal vision!
Sheena explained that she wanted a portrait of her and Martin standing together... that she wasn't showing much yet, but wanted the shadow to be very pregnant. She asked if I could make that happen... Well, of course I can! I was so excited to bring her vision to life!
We decided on downtown at the Watergardens for our location. I went a few days before and scouted good areas for creating the shadow image. We were ready!
The morning of the portrait session, the sky was covered in clouds. While that can create some dynamic portraits, it isn't exactly ideal for shadows. We continued with the session, constantly surveying the sky. When the sun would peek out, we would race for our "shadow location," only to have the sun disappear as we got there. Martin and Sheena were such good sports the whole time! No one got frustrated or upset.
We realized that it might not happen that morning, but just as we were getting ready to pack it in, the sun came out! We literally had about two minutes of sunshine, but it was enough!
Sheena and Martin made their announcement over Thanksgiving week and gave me the go ahead to share their story on my blog. This week they will do their gender reveal... I'll put it here now: I think it's a girl!
Congratulations to both of you!
Dear reader, your life is your story. Call me when you are ready to share your story with a customized portrait session!
"Lori is an exceptional photographer, and was my first choice for capturing images of my son for his senior pictures!! She made him feel at ease immediately, traveled to the locations he was interested in, and captured who he is perfectly!" ~ Tonia R.
Lori Stead is a fine art portrait photographer in Corpus Christi, TX. She enjoys creating maternity, newborn, seniors, couples, family, children, and boudoir portraits. She is also a wife, mother of four, and adventurer.