As a Chattanooga Photographer, one of my favorite parts of this job is watching my families change and grow. Doing a combination of maternity and newborn photos for the same family is one of my favorites. Who doesn’t love a before and after?
I have found that a lot of families only do maternity portraits during their first pregnancy. I get it; subsequent pregnancies are different. Mamas have other children to chase and tend. You’re more exhausted this time around. It’s not just a matter of getting yourself ready. You have to plan outfits for your children now too. BUT- if you can muster the energy to pull off a maternity photoshoot during your second, third, fourth pregnancy the result is magical. Not only do we document your excitement, but the sweet anticipation of the future big brother or big sister as well.
All that to say, I was thrilled to document the Bettis family as they transitioned from a family of three to a family of four. I met them at the Raccoon Mountain drive park for their maternity session. (It was a beautiful setting, but do know that if you visit on a nice night, plan on parking on the side of the road and walking to road to enjoy the view. We learned the hard way that people like to park on the one-way road, leaving you barely enough room to squeeze past without scrapping the guardrails. Thankfully, neither of our cars were injured in the taking of these portraits.) We completed their newborn photography session at their beautiful home on Signal Mountain, TN.
This family is absolutely smitten with their newest addition, especially her big sister. She was 100% ready to get to work when I arrived. Kissing and cuddling her new little sister just game so naturally to her. These were some of my favorite photos of 2021!
Are you expecting a baby? I’d love to be your Chattanooga Photographer and help you document this precious season with maternity and newborn portraits. For more information about scheduling a session with me, click here.