Finally getting to be a year out on my portrait blog posts…oy! I am doing a little better on wedding posts, because there are not nearly as many of those. Last February I captured these Colorado winter maternity photos for Lilya and Josh. They were awaiting the arrival of not just their first baby, but their second baby too. Ah, I loved this! I am a twin myself in case you didn’t know 🙂 These two were so awesome to work with. At first we were trying to find a park or open space between us that would look decent this time of year. We were just coming up short. There wasn’t a ton of snow, so everything was just looking brown and dead. Lilya and Josh suggested doing the photos in Josh’s parents’ backyard in Franktown. I figured this would be really personal for them, I was game.
When I arrived at the house I knew the setting was going to be perfect for their session. There were a ton of pine trees all over, and the sunshine through the trees was just gorgeous. The green of the trees brought some great color into the photos. Which was just what we were looking for, so it didn’t seem to dreary and dead like winter can sometimes photograph. Talk about convenient too! All of our photo opps were just steps away from the house. We didn’t have to worry about other people getting in our shots, or waiting our turn for a prime spot (which sometimes happens at photography hot spots). My only concern was that we weren’t going to have enough variety, but I don’t think that ended up being a problem at all. We utilized the big patch of snow in their backyard, their deck, exterior stone wall, and even their wood pile.
I thought this one had a pretty cool composition with that hill of snow cutting diagonally through the frame!
This is definitely one of my favorites from Lilya and Josh’s Colorado winter maternity photos. I know, I know…it doesn’t even show her beautiful face! But I just love that dress swoop showing off that adorable bump!
Lilya and Josh kept things easy, with just one outfit for their session. This amazing red maternity gown was a perfect choice for this snowy forest setting. She popped against the background so well (no pun intended!!). The lace top and sleeves gave the gown a little something extra. Josh looked very nice too, with black slacks and a gray button down. I think it’s great that they were at the same level of “dressiness”. Sometimes at photoshoots I see the woman being super dressed up, and the man is SUPER casual…it just doesn’t photograph as well. Well done you two!
Thank you so much Lilya and Josh. It would be so wonderful to photograph you guys again, as a now family of 4. I hope this almost first year with your precious babies has been a great one! On the blog next, Cortnee and Caleb’s Tapestry House wedding celebration. They had a small covid wedding in 2020. Then they renewed their vows and partied the night away on their first anniversary weekend with many more guests!
For another winter maternity session that I really loved, check out Alex and Mike’s session HERE!