When I think of a storytelling maternity session for a first baby, I think of those last few quiet weeks filled with anticipation. I think of parents-to-be taking advantage of date nights and leisurely walks into the late evening while daydreaming about what their baby will look like, what she’ll want to be when she grows up and what kind of parents they’ll be. I think of exactly this type of session.
Anna came to me a few weeks ago asking for a maternity session that would highlight both her pregnancy and downtown Tacoma. I am always so excited when clients come to me with awesome ideas for their sessions so I immediately started working on a plan that would encompass everything they wanted. We met at Shake Shake Shake in Tacoma’s Stadium District, an adorable little 50s style diner. By the time the milkshakes were gone, Anna and Kevin were both really relaxed in front of the camera, something that can be hard to do when there aren’t little kids running around and guiding the session. It turns out we have a lot in common and no problems joking around!
After laughing at some of the leftover graffiti at the Graffiti Garages (they were recently painted over) and some insane baby kicks, we headed across the street for some window shopping at a few of the many antique shops lining the streets of downtown Tacoma.
Finally we reached the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, the number one spot they wanted to include in their session. By this point, both Anna and Kevin were goofing around (posing for some awkward pregnancy photos) and acting like I didn’t have a camera pointed at them. It was as if we had known each other for more than just a couple of hours and now I can’t wait to see them again once their little one is born.