So I was psyched when Jenna asked me this spring to do her maternity portraits for their first child.
Most photographers recommend doing maternity portraits around 24 weeks—but Jenna barely had a bump at 24 weeks, so we waited until just 3 weeks before her due date.
She’d just come from a doctor’s appointment and had a new photograph of the baby with it’s tiny clenched hands, clearly ready to join the world in a few short weeks.
Jenna and Vinnie live in Concord, Massachusetts, and Jenna was under doctors orders to not wander too far from the hospital, so we did the portrait session at the Minute Man National Park a few minutes from their home.
Jenna and I had been sharing maternity portraits we’d seen on Pinterest—both the ones we loved and the ones that were simply not a good idea—so we both had a good sense for the types of portraits we wanted to create.
It was a beautiful sunny spring day, so we had wonderful backlighting and blooming gardens.
Jenna on the bridge that was the site of the “shot heard ’round the world.” I couldn’t help but think of how momentous this baby’s birth will be, and the ways in which she’ll change the world.
Congratulations Jenna and Vinnie! You are going to be the best parents!