I photographed Heather’s maternity session in a quaint German town not far from Frankfurt. When Heather first contacted me about a maternity session, her biggest desire was a town with a German look. I have photographed here a couple of times and though it perfect. Although beautiful, this town is not very well known, which provides a wonderful, quaint atmosphere for photo sessions without the crowds.
On the day of our originally scheduled session, thunderstorms were rampant across Germany so we had to reschedule. We found another date and although cloudy, the rain held out until just as we were driving away. I was hoping for a sunny and beautiful session, but while editing realized the clouds lended to the German-feel of the session.
This town has unique and beautiful architecture all through its streets and main square. I could spend all day shooting street to steer, but from previous shoots I have my favorite spots. Traffic delayed the start of our session so I stuck to the spots I knew had a lovely German style. My plan for her session was to capture Heather and her husband in their gorgeous surroundings. My goal for the session was to capture the beautiful scenery so the majority of my shots are not closeup. Capturing the scenery has become important here in Germany, because I photograph families who move every few years. To them, it’s important to have photos that capture the unique location where they lived once upon a time.
My other goal for the session was to capture the love and connection between mom and dad-to-be before they welcomed their two babies into their lives. I know from experience that life drastically changes after kids, so I think it’s important to capture a couple’s connection during a maternity session.