Many moons ago (aka pre-pregnancy) I thought that maternity photos were a silly waste of money. I mean, the only other time I have hired a photographer was for my wedding, and after seeing those prices, there was no way I was going to spend that kind of money for someone to shoot pictures of me when I’m fat.
But then I got pregnant. And I got all mushy-gushy about everything related to pregnancy and baby. *damn hormones*
So, when I was off work for a week in February, I started doing some investigating online to explore the range of photographers in the Calgary area (i.e.: price, style, packages, location, etc). And it was overwhelming. Crazy overwhelming. Add that to my existing anxiety level and the fact that Tyler was in Toronto for the week and POOF, no bueno.
Then I remembered Whitney Cowan– a friend of a blog friend- who is a photographer. I have seen tons of her work online for various other local bloggers I know and I really loved her style. A few e-mail exchanges later and BOOM, maternity photos and newborn photos were booked!
We originally scheduled our session for when I was 36 weeks, but the weather didn’t hold up and we pushed it back another week. I kept my fingers crossed I didn’t have the baby before those photos were taken!! Anyhoo, we met Whitney at Rundle Ruins Park near downtown at 6pm and within an hour, she had taken a ton of photos. Whitney was great- she made us feel super comfortable and I immediately couldn’t wait to have her do our newborn shoot!
Ok, enough of my blabbing- here’s some of the photos!
Thank you SO MUCH Whitney, we really love them!
Rocked it!! Tyler is smiling in lots of the photos!! You look wonderful and despite the aches and pains you will cherish these forever. Whitney is amazing!!
Your pictures are gorgeous! I’ve always wondered about the point of maternity photos too because I don’t know what I’d do with them but they always turn out so gorgeous.
These are absolutely beautiful and you are glowing!! Thank you for sharing!
Love them! Whitney is so talented and so worth the money!
Ha, I felt the same way about maternity photos. Then, once pregnant I got all sentimental and was like “but this is the last time we will ever be photographed when it’s just two of us in the world!!!”. We spent way too much money though, but I love them. Yours are gorgeous! And fantastic setting. I’m going to have to check this place out.
These photos are beautiful!!
I LOVE that park and I LOVE those photos.
I saw someone running by whole we were there and I swore it was you haha
Beautiful photo. What a cool location!
Love these They turned out so awesome! I am so glad you did them. I love that spot too, we did some wedding pics there.
I LOVE these photos! You two just look like…well, you! They looks so natural and not forced. I also love that there isn’t one of your stomach painted to look like an Easter egg or pumpkin. 😉 Lovely photos!
Beautiful photos, Jen! And a beautiful baby boy- can’t wait to see more pics of him!