Today’s a big day! It’s Margoth’s due date! I met Margoth and her family just a few weeks ago at our local library, where we talked through their needs and came up with a plan of attack for their summer maternity photos. I typically recommend doing maternity photos earlier than week 38, like around week 28, but if a beautiful pregnant woman wants her photos taken with her family, I will oblige at any week.
Margoth and Heidy took me up on my new Maternity + Newborn package, and our 30 minute maternity session was perfect for what felt like the hottest day of June.
We met at the base of the Japanese Garden waterfall in Maymont, amid a throng of people also wandering the park getting photos taken that day. There were graduates in caps and gowns, couples getting engagement photos done, other families, and a wedding being prepped up on the hill overlooking the garden. I was a little nervous about the amount of people, thinking it could be difficult to get the shots we needed, but with a little creative positioning and only a little Photoshop, we were able to make it look like no one else was around.
We started in the sun and then quickly moved to the shade, where the temperature difference was noticeable, and we went from spot to spot like we were island hopping in the Caribbean.
I brushed up on my Spanish prior to our session but my encouraging words were elementary in trying to convey what a great job everyone was doing throughout our time together. Que bonita!
We finished our rounds of the Japanese Garden with a slow trek up the stone steps to the top of the waterfall for one last shot. I’m beyond impressed with the effort this very pregnant mama put to get the summer maternity photos she wanted, and the support her whole family threw behind her to make it happen.
¡Mis mejores deseos y oraciones a Margoth por un parto fácil!
Leave your own best wishes for Margoth below for her labor/delivery and new baby!