Indianapolis Maternity Photographer | Raw Sugar Photography
I have been photographing this sweet family since the Woodwards were expecting their first baby 3 years ago, and every session I do with them I absolutely LOVE. Tim and Tanya are so natural in front of the camera, and their little guy Conner, and dog Bentley are just too cute. This session was really important for me, I’ve always loved the idea of lifestyle maternity sessions, but it’s not what most clients ask for, so it was really crucial to “nail” it so I could talk more couples into doing it. Interestingly enough, Tanya’s first maternity photos are some of my favorites ever, and represent a turning point in the way I approached maternity photography, and I feel like this latest session may be yet another “growth spurt” for me.
The Woodwards’ home is classically elegant, and provided a beautiful backdrop to such a loving family. It was an overcast day, so lighting was a bit of a challenge, but the color palate of the home with the shades wide open allowed us to capture Tanya’s beautiful maternal glow. Tanya is a researcher, a Pinterest-mom if you will, but fortunately all her ideas are beautiful and well-done and I am happy to recreate some of what she likes. And, quite honestly, she makes my job easy! Her idea for this session was a milk bath. I had seen them done by other photographers, but had never attempted one myself, so I was a bit nervous to live up to her expectations. Lucky for me, she was on top of it! Tanya had the entire scene beautifully laid out, and though she may not have felt 100% comfortable getting into a bath full of milk half-dressed, she exuded confidence once she was in front of the camera. At the end, I thought, why not get Conner in the tub with her? And, I am so glad I did! Looking at Conner touch noses with his mom, with his little eyes closed, both of their expressions are rapt with love – it makes my heart swell.
I’m so happy that I can continue on with this family, and am looking forward to welcoming baby boy number two with them in April. Here’s a look at some of the special pictures from their session.
Shaindel of Raw Sugar Photography is an Indianapolis maternity photographer located in Indianapolis, IN. Shaindel creates quality timeless images of your babies, family portraits, newborn moments and all the days in between. Serving Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel and surrounding communities.