I am not a professional photographer. I am nowhere close to a professional photographer. But I love trying to improve my photography skills and learning to better use my camera and lenses. So I jumped at the chance to take some maternity photos of my beautiful sister.
To prepare, we each pinned photos and poses we liked, and we assembled bags of props and supplies. Then, on a very hot morning, I took about a million photos. This was months ago now, and I still haven't gotten through all of them. But I do have some favorites to share.
I hope this will help someone else who is thinking about poses and props and perfect maternity shots. And I hope that my sister will look back on these photos and smile with happy memories of round belly and baby kicks. It's such a special time that's gone in a flash. And then all that's left are some pictures, and this:
That's my new nephew. Welcome to the world, little one.