Open N Shut photo really is a family business. Not only do I love capturing families, but I am happy to enlist my own family (mostly my husband) for help when it comes to bigger sessions. I am excited to say that the Open N Shut family is now growing by one more! Our little boy is due in less than 8 weeks, and I am looking and feeling very pregnant. I can admit that I don’t always love being pregnant, but I love the excitement of what it is about to come.
Of course, I was wanting to capture this major life change with some maternity photos. As a professional portrait photographer, I think it is great to get on the other side of the lens once in a while. I get to put myself in my clients’ shoes. I am always reminded how much there is to think about when you are trying to look good in a photo. “Am I smiling? What do I do with my hands? Does this outfit really look okay?” Of course, these are things that your photographer should be paying attention to as well.
I decided to enlist my go-to second shooter, my husband, to get a few shots of me. His portrait photography skills have improved immensely over the past year or two. But more importantly, He always gets the best pictures of me. Why? Because, I am so comfortable and at ease around him. I have found that this is such an important quality in a photographer.
We decided to do a simple mini-session in our backyard before my baby shower. I only spent about 20 minutes in front of the camera, but I am so happy with the images that he was able to capture! As I continue to capture family milestones for my clients, I will be sure to keep you all up to date on our family adventures too.