The stay-at-home order has been lifted and I am SO thrilled to be photographing people again! It’s been a long month and a half of just billboards. As an Orlando maternity photographer, it was torture! When Jamie reached out to schedule her maternity session, I was so excited. Following all the proper CDC guidelines, we met at sunset for one of my favorite Split Oak Forest maternity sessions to date.
Jamie and Eric celebrated their new child-to-be with a Split Oak Forest maternity session with Jamie’s first son, Clayton. It melted my heart to see everyone so happy for this new little one to enter into this world, even in the midst of this craziness. Although Clayton didn’t want to admit it, I think he was excited to become a big brother after 13 years! This maternity session at Split Oak Forest was so full of love and joy. We even had a magical moment of seeing two deer run through the field right next to us! Jamie looked absolutely stunning in her blue dress and totally gave off Wendy Darling vibes from Peter Pan.
One of my favorite moments of this forest maternity session was the genuine laughter this family brought to one another. We always do a “Okay, now laugh with the person next to you and socialize!” prompts to get our clients to relax a little. Jamie, Eric, and Clayton brought out the most genuine smiles in one another and it really made us all forget the craziness going on in the world.
This COVID-19 shutdown has shown me just how important photography is. These photos are the only physical thing we will be able to look back on, especially in the hard times. They show the joyous memories of this journey in Jamie’s life. The photos are something that will truly last a lifetime. I was so honored to photograph Jamie’s maternity journey and I pray more sessions are in our future! Take a peek below at our forest maternity session at Split Oak Forest!
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