I was so excited to meet this sweet couple! They came referred to me from a few other clients and their own circle of friends (and her gorgeous sister too!). You can check out her sister’s NJ river maternity session here. Little did I know however, that I would recognize her husband, from of all places, MARCHING BAND. Yes, I was a band nerd once upon a time! It is definitely a shock and makes you feel old, to see someone you only remember as a child, preparing to become a dad! Anyway, they were absolutely amazing during their session and I can’t wait to meet their sweet baby boy.
During session planning, as with all clients, we talk extensively about wardrobe options. Clients are free to choose from my client wardrobe for mom, BUT they are always encouraged to bring their own ideas to the table. Mom had asked if we could incorporate jeans into their images as this was more in line with their personal style. Of course! I want these photos to represent you and make sense with your style and home. We took denim as a jumping off point for their images, and then added in some tones that would make sense with their home. Depending on what the client selects, we try to incorporate coordinating pieces. Whether those are fabrics, dresses or bodysuits.
Sometimes we add things on the fly as well. The black mesh dress in these images was not part of mom’s original selections. But I thought it would pair perfectly with the rest of the gallery and look gorgeous on her. It turned out to be one of her absolute favorites! Grey, some deep blue, a bit of black, and warm neutrals completed this stunning gallery. The neutral and blue tones really tie into their baby’s nursery colors too. I really love the bit more modern style that this gallery ended up with.
This gallery is going in a custom maternity album with a linen cover and box to complete the look.
Sofia Ribeiro specializes in NJ Maternity photography services, serving Union, Morris, Sussex, Bergen, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties in the North and Central New Jersey. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram & Facebook!