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Andrea's Maternity Session 34 Weeks!

Maternity Glamour

Who else thinks Andrea is a glamour gal as an expectant mother? When Andrea called to chat about her session I envisioned her as on the cover of a mag and we discussed this look, with flowing fabric, and big hair.

Glowing Francine

Maternity Glamour Outdoors

I met Francine through her amazing makeup skills and we have work together in the past so when she asked if I would do her images I was over the moon thrilled. One thing about this mamma is the amount of faith she has and how much thought she put into her session. This is her second child and she made sure to have some little details to include her entire family. There were candles with 3 wicks to represent her growing little family, a henna tattoo done by Charcoal - Eclectic Artisan Emporium and Henna Lounge collaborated with her eldest daughter on outfit choice and styling (can you say awe) and had some pintrest ‘inspo’ on hand.

I picked her up at her home and met Sarah Bowman who agreed to create some BTS video footage (thank you so much), and we all headed out to one of her favorite summer swimming holes - Nanaimo River just out by Cassidy. We arrived and immediately spotted a berry bush of sorts that just screamed at us, it was so colorful, we had to play. After spending some time shooting we moved on down to the river stopping along the way to shoot with beautiful cedar trees and some candles. We finally made it to the river only to sit and stare at the rushing waters and enjoy a little moment of wonder. We finished our session by the river and headed back to the car to end the day.

You can find the Talented artist who did the henna at Charcoal - Eclectic Artisan Emporium and Henna Lounge

Follow Francine’s Makeup Artistry at Artistry by Francine

Follow Sarah Bowman at Sarah Bowman Portraits

Nothing to wear? No problem!

I love fashion, I love dressing people, I adore making outfits.  I admit it I am a bit obsessed, and that could be one reason I enjoy my portrait sessions so much.  Most women I know want to let their glamour girl out, it could be jean glamour - think Calvin Klein, or more Couture glamour, however if you are like me you don't own anything tailored. Other than going online and renting something (check out https://rentfrockrepeat.com/), you definitely only own a great pair of jeans and a black skirt or black dress you love.  No problem! With a sash or two, I can create some sophisticated glam looks for your session.  Since photos are worth more than words, here is a quick session I did with a friend of mine.  I called the Session The Grey Sash, because .. well I did not have black. 

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With a little creativity I can create about 10 different looks for any session.  The Sash can used on anyone, any body type, and any age.  I love it so much I am making a few more in different colors likely black, seafoam, and possibly a cream color.   Kendall loved the full length halter top and was a bit disappointed to have to take it off.  She was joking about how she could wear it out to an event!  

So, embrace your inner chic, and glam girl and don't worry if you think have 'nothing to wear', I can help you in that department and styling is part of the photoshoot, the images above prove it. 

So,  how would you like to be photographed?

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