maternity

Maternity Portraits on Honeymoon Island State Park with former photo student Betty

Relaxing on a swing at Honeymoon Island State Park Florida during a maternity photo shoot - Nikon D300 Tamron 17-50mm @ f/11 1/200th ISO 200 - Strobist: SB-800 & SB-600 to frame left & rightA lot can happen in 4 years and so it has for a past DSLR photography student of mine.  I first met Betty in November of 2010 for a couple of 1-on-1 DSLR photography lessons with her Canon T1i.  She contacted me this fall inquiring about maternity portraits and after a bit of schedule gymnastics, we were able to find a date and location that worked out.  It seems that in those 4 years she was busy, not so much with her photography as she informed me sadly, but in her personal life getting married and now expecting a baby.

I added a digital white background to this maternity portrait actually made on a beach at Honeymoon Island State Park Florida - Nikon D300 Nikkor 80-200mm @ f/9 1/250th ISO 200 - Strobist: SB-800 to frame left & SB-600 to frame rightIt is always nice to see a past photography client again and especially so to photograph a new part of their life.  It was a bit breezy out on the beach at Honeymoon Island State Park, but otherwise the weather cooperated pretty well.  I had a number of different styles of shots I wanted to try, including the tightly composed profile photo above.  I cut out the existing background as it was not very vivid to begin with and replaced it with a pure white digital background.

Willing to get sandy for a maternity photo at Honeymoon Island State Park Florida - Nikon D300 Tamron 17-50mm @ f/11 1/250th ISO 200 - Strobist: SB-800 & SB-600 angled down

For the last shot of the afternoon I asked them how willing they were to get a bit sandy.  They were quite willing so I was able to try out an overhead shot I thought was a bit different than the usual maternity composition angle.  I look forward to photographing Betty and baby in 2015!