This session was a match made in heaven. Angelina, a stylist from the UK, contacted me to take her maternity photos. She is here in my home state of Arizona, for her husband’s job for a two-year program. They are anxiously anticipating the arrival of their firstborn and she wanted to celebrate by documenting this time in their lives.

Usually, I help my clients style their sessions, we talk about clothes, visions for the session, products they are hoping for, I try to get the entire picture, no pun intended, when planning a session. This session was different.

Angelina contacted me with three outfits and visions for her session. She even referenced sun flares, moody but bright and bold edits, and soft and dreamy photos. She was talking my language, which honestly was almost intimidating at first. I wanted to make sure everything was exactly how she envisioned.

After a few weeks of chatting and working out the location, which was honestly the only unsure part in this entire process, I met Angelina and this magical session was born. We decided this location would be the perfect setting for what she was looking for. I had always heard about the Scorpion Gulch but I had never been there. I sent over some photos to her and suggested it and she fell in love. Having never been there before, I arrived early to check it out and see the lighting. I specialize in using natural light to create a variety of effects and as you can see, the AZ sun didn’t let me down. I love the way the sun reflected off her gold jacket and onto the walls. The next vision she had was the black dress. We used more of the environment and I posed her to create really fashion forward vibes. Her final look was my favorite, the white dress (I bet you could have guessed that with my obsession with bright and airy and neutrals). I had so much fun posing Angelina for some fine art and high key/ fashion forward images that she was envisioning for her session. I cannot wait to photograph her sweet lifestyle newborn session soon, stay tuned.

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