August 21, 2012

Erica & Josh :: Chicago Maternity Photos

Last year, I shot Erica and Josh’s beautiful wedding. So, when Erica emailed me to say she was pregnant and wanted me to shoot some maternity photos, I was thrilled! It’s so exciting to work with couples through various stages of their lives.

Because summer scheduling can be tough, we had to wait several weeks for the shoot, finally shooting right as Erica hit full term. It was great photographing the belly in full effect! Erica and Josh also just moved into a new and amazingly gorgeous home, complete with a rooftop deck and a view of the city. So, not only do these photos document their first pregnancy, but they also document their new home.

I absolutely love this shoot. Erica and Josh trusted me enough to let me play style director. When I encouraged them to put on some “comfy” clothes and shoot some in their bedroom, they didn’t protest one bit. These photos were totally what I had in mind! Congrats, you two!

First, we shot a couple photos in the newly-decorated nursery!

Then, we headed up to the deck just in time for golden hour!

“Hike that shirt up!”

Could Erica be any more gorgeous?

LOVE this shot.

And this one!

The soon-to-be Mom and Dad.