Bri has known Elyse since she first started taking photos even before she started at People Picture Co. She was so excited to take her and Kevin's maternity photos.
This past Sunday, Bri traveled to St. Joseph, MI and captured their session in the comfort of their home. Elyse had shared a mood board with her and the first photo that caught Bri's eye was one where the momma-to-be was sitting on a counter in the kitchen. Elyse told Bri that each morning her and Kevin make coffee together. Also, Elyse and Kevin are coffee connoisseurs. They'd even talked about opening their own coffee shop one day. So, that's where the session started, in their kitchen, re-creating their morning coffee routine.
The next spot was the nursery. Elyse is a graphic designer and her nursery shows how amazing her design skills are. Also, a nursery is where mom and dad will spend so much of their time with the newborn, so making that space not just a space for baby, but also comforting and inviting for parents is so important. The design of the room can really put mom, dad, and baby in full comfort during those first few weeks.
Here is their nursery.
The third location was in the backyard. There was this pretty green tree that we decided to take some photos in front of.
One more fun one. Mom's usually love silhouette photos of their baby bump, but have you ever thought of doing a silhouette with you baby bump and your pets? This was another on Elyse's mood board and it really makes the session that much more personal to her family.
Bri is extremely excited for Elyse and Kevin. She cannot wait to meet their precious baby-to-be and is looking forward to this next chapter in their beautiful lives!