Gabriel & Shannon Maternity Portrait Session Trenton, New Jersey
Gabriel is a close friend of my husbands, so when we heard his girlfriend was expecting their first child we couldn’t have been more thrilled for them! As soon as I met Shannon I knew she was an incredibly sweet girl, and totally good for Gabe. Her bright smile and warm vibe was something I just couldn't wait to photograph. We set up their shoot for early October around 4pm to catch that gorgeous golden hour of autumn sun, about two month before her due date. The train tacks behind her parents’ home was the just the right spot for capturing some perfectly placed rays of sun.
Gabe was running a bit late getting out of work, so we decided to continue to take advantage of the sun and keep shooting until he arrived. Just beyond the frame my husband was hard at work making Shannon feel comfortable in front of the camera and kept her smiling and laughing the whole time, making for some great candid shots.
Later on as Gabe joined us, we took a short drive over to the Delaware River just as the sun was beginning to set, and that turned out to be a really beautiful spot for the second half of the shoot. My husband had recalled this spot, as he had grown up very close by in the Trenton area. A top a small hill we were able to get another 20-30 mins of shooting while the twilight provided an awesome backdrop.
Of course some more goofing around was due now that Gabe had arrived :P
As the minutes went by it became completely dark. We grabbed a few more shots and headed out for a bite to eat.
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