Camilla is one of my favorite people in all of Texas, a dear friend whose husband works for the same company as my husband. We see each other at church each week and I was thrilled to hear they were expecting a boy just a few months after me. Hopefully we live in the same place at some point in time when they are old enough to play together because the two girls she has already (yes, she’s gone through two pregnancies already, can you believe it?) are rather delightful to be around and I’m sure her son will be as well.
When we started talking about locations she mentioned that she would like to shoot in a field of flowers, but I knew the bluebonnets were all dead and so I wasn’t sure where I was going to find such field. A big thank you to Lidia of Oh So Posh Photography for sharing this Prairie Creek Park location with me. I have no idea how I would have found a spot like this on my own!
I’m going to out one of Camilla’s secrets and tell you that those lashes are fake. If you have a portrait session coming up and you want to add a bit of drama to your look I highly recommend fake lashes. They look good on you, and they’re fun for me to shoot!
This one was done using the Brenizer Method.
Can we pause for a moment and talk about how fantastic Camilla looks for someone who is 30 weeks pregnant? She tried to get me to work out with her through my pregnancy, but I was lazy and didn’t make the effort. I compare our maternity photos (we both had ours done at around th 30 week mark) and realize what a dumb move that was on my part. Hopefully Camilla will be willing to bug me from afar when I am carrying my next baby, as I want my next set of maternity photos to have me looking like this!
I would have loved to have her pick and hold a bouquet of flower, but we honestly felt bad picking even one. This patch is in the middle of a park, and it’s obvious that the town made a conscious decision to leave a certain section alone instead of planting it with grass so that the wildflowers would grow. I wish that more parks had sections like this was it was really beautiful and a perfect spot for photos. Just wide enough that I was able to make it appear a bit bigger than it really is.
Camilla was my favorite kind of model. When I asked her to walk around this field, she didn’t just walk across, she stopped to try out different poses, pretended to pick flowers, etc. It all came across a bit more naturally than it would have if I had been tell her what to do the entire time.
I think her cowboy boots were the perfect wardrobe choice for this maternity session.
My favorite shot of the bunch and you can’t even see her belly!
Camilla you are so beautiful, from top to bottom.
It was a lovely morning, and it felt wonderful to get out of the house with my camera and spend some time making beautiful images. Camilla, thanks for being such a terrific model, willing to look past my awkwardness in the beginning of the session (it feels like it’s been so long!). I’ll have you and your family in my prayers through the coming weeks. And as my own post-partum experience is still so fresh in my mind, I’ll have a meal on your doorstep shortly after the big day arrives.