Melissa Rieke Photography ~ Maternity Photographer
Shea ~ Maternity Session
Meet Shea…the beautiful gorgeous Shea! Don’t you love her hair…I have always secretly wanted to be a red head!! And I love to photography red heads…and I am hoping this little one comes out with a bit of it too…how fun would that be!! I can’t wait to photograph their newborn session!
There is something very special about this session…and I learned a lot from it. I have many maternity sessions where dad is involved…and I love it. But I realized after this session that often times we as photographers treat dad as a prop…I know that sounds bad right. I don’t mean it in a bad way. Of course we want dad in the images…and of course we know it is a special time for both mom and dad. Maternity sessions are always focused on the mom though…always focused on the belly…we rarely single dad out and get some shots of him. After all…he is in the expecting mode too…with the same excitement and hope of this new little life that is coming in a few short weeks.
This daddy brought some very special shoes to include in the pics…and I am so happy that he asked (and so embarassed that I didn’t think of it) to take a few shots of just him with the shoes! What a special moment…and I am going to try hard to get dad involved more…and make it more about him as well!