I have been fortunate enough to be entrusted with creating images for women carrying some precious cargo. This, to me, is one of the most beautiful times in the life of a woman. My wife, Rachael, has given birth to 4 children and every time I notice this glow of beauty that is difficult to explain. Every time I am asked to create images for women during this special time I consider it an honor. I recognize that the images created during this time will be cherished by their family for multiple generations...what a task!
This session with Grace was typical in that I was asked to create some images outdoors as seems to be the overwhelming trend of our day. This was fine with me but I said we also needed to do some work in the studio. The studio time was not on the top of her priority list but at the end of the day these were the images that were the most anticipated and cherished. This makes me happy...
My goal in maternity portraiture is to capture the beauty, grace, femininity, form, and power that a woman possesses during this special time in their life. I have in view that one day their new baby will grow up and likely have kids of their own. I want my image to be the one passed down to the grandkids knowing they will place tremendous value for having this family history.
Now for the outdoor portion. It was a cold day in January and these two were champs!
If my maternity portraiture is appealing to you, then send me a message and let's create something special- firstname.lastname@example.org. My studio is located in Suwanee, GA.
For the photographers...the gear:
- Camera- Nikon D810
- Lenses- Carl Zeiss Milvus 1.4/50mm, Carl Zeiss Milvus 1.4/85mm
- Studio Lighting- Profoto B1, 69" Elinchrom Rotalux Octa, Impact C Stand with Avenger Mini Boom
- Savage White Seamless Paper for the backdrop
- Tethered to Capture One 9 and shot in black and white.
The entire studio portion was planned and shot in black and white. My style is drifting toward shooting this way often. If done well, there is something classic about black and white images that is very pleasing to my eye (and to my clients as well!).
All images in this post belong to Tom F Watson and are not to be used without permission.