We met Amanda at a birth of another client while she was their doula. Amanda works with an amazing and local agency which helps parents prepare for the birth and post partum period: Chicago Birth and Baby. A few weeks later we were delighted to hear that she wanted us document her family and their home birth with Gentle Birth Care.
Before welcoming their second child Amanda and her partner Josh invited us to their Lincoln Square home to do a maternity documentary session for them. Expanding from a family of 3 to a family of 4 can be quite the adventure. This was a great time to take a break from planning and to slow down and spend intentional time together.
We are just in love with their images! The emotion is palpable! Our session was so full of the moments we all live for. It almost seemed as if the love they have for each other and their first child was amplified knowing that these moments were ever so fleeting. This is the best part about photographing Chicago families.
And the best part about maternity sessions is documenting the deep connection mom has with her baby as well as the magic and beauty within her. We are so happy Amanda invited us to document the elegance and sacredness of pregnancy.
(A slideshow & blog of her birth photos will be posted soon. Make sure you check back, it was absolutely beautiful!).