April is a tricky month in New England – especially in Connecticut. Spring weather includes snow, hail, the occasional 80-degree day and a decent amount of rain. When this mom reached out to book an outdoor spring maternity session within two weeks, I knew we had to make it happen. It was a windy, cold weekend but the weather held. It ended up being a perfect night for maternity portraits in West Hartford.
Using the Client Closet for an Outdoor Spring Maternity Session
When we first started planning Kim’s maternity session, she was immediately interested in checking out my Client Closet. Maternity sessions have a major focus on mom and the bump, so it was nice to be able to offer Kim a variety of options. Kim went “shopping” on my Client Closet page to find dresses that matched her style and home decor. She let me know her top two choices, and I brought one that I thought would look great on her. The dresses were freshly steamed and ready for her when she pulled into the parking lot.
Coordinating Outfits for an Outdoor Spring Maternity Session
Kim brought the first dress with her – a dress she wore for maternity pictures with her older daughter. We started off the session with that dress and then switched it up with the other dresses for the remainder of the shoot. I was able to throw up a pop-up tent for Kim to change into and it was so easy to add such variety to her images and gallery. At the end of her session, Kim emailed me: “I really love the dresses – good call on both of those dresses, they’re great.” Sometimes, it’s nice to try on something different than you would normally select, because you never know how much you may like it.
Believe it or not, I actually also have a Client Closet for siblings, as well. While this isn’t nearly as extensive as the women’s collection, there are several options in each size. The goal of the Client Closet is to make your life as a busy mom just a little easier. Looking for something specific? Be sure to reach out and we can chat!
Once everyone was dressed, we made our way over to the only tree that was blossoming. Because the night was gray, overcast and a tad on the chilly side, we had the park more or less to ourselves. The first part of the family session was spent with the cherry blossoms. I can’t get enough of these family portraits.
Finally, big sister decided she was too cold to hang so it was time for Mom’s debut. During a maternity session, we will always make time for portraits of mom on her own, with her baby bump. At this outdoor spring maternity session, we found a fun spot in a field to capture some images in a new dress. The simple natural backdrop really made the dress pop and it was the perfect contrast on an overcast night. After we did some pictures of mom on her own, we brought the family back for some final images together. Overall, it was the perfect evening for an outdoor spring maternity session.
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