We all know that Mom and her baby are the stars of the show when it comes to a maternity session, but there’s no denying the sweetness of having the entire family in the frame, too. I love capturing the raw, candid moments between parents and siblings, and pressing pause on a moment in time that would otherwise go by so quickly and without preservation!
My shoot with Elise and the rest of her family – including Dad, and their 3 children, Isaiah 12, Safia 16, Fatimah 14 – offered lots of those moments. The session took place during the Christmas season at East Cobb Park in Marietta], and it was a non-stop shutter clicking extravaganza!
Don’t you just love that image of Elise and all her kids surrounding her and the baby? Too precious.
The little bundle of cuteness is set to arrive in just 8 short weeks. So far, Elise has had a somewhat tough pregnancy. Like most moms in their final trimester, she is counting down the days until Mr. Walter Poindexter IV with a nickname of Chip but known as Chip Jr or CJ is welcomed into our world!
Even though Elise expressed she was a somewhat self-conscious due to her eyelashes. She attempted to put on fake ones herself and one has good but the other one did not work out correctly. But you could not even tell during the session. She honestly looked radiant in the long blue dress and even more so surrounded by her husband and kids!
One of her memories that she wants to remember is how helpful her husband was during the pregnancy including taking over the cooking and cleaning and helping take the older kids to other activities. She also wants to remember her older son Isiah’s reaction to when her husband announced the pregnancy. He was so excited he started crying. This family was just consumed with love for one another and the new little. Stay tuned for the 1-month session when little CJ gets his first photos done! Check out more pictures from the maternity session below.