A chill in the air mixed with the glowing golden hour light, this stunning winter maternity session with Wendy Hardin Photography is like a dream! Wanting to keep the aesthetic simple, Amber and her husband Josh posed in a rural setting, allowing the excitement of the “season” to fill their faces with the happiest smiles. Amber looked so timeless, yet stylish with a fitted black dress that showed off her adorable bump, which we have to say was captured so perfectly! This is truly a “feel good” session and we can’t help but enjoy looking at each image. We have a pretty good feeling you’re going to agree once you see the photos too!
From the photographer, Wendy: This session was my last session of 2020 and I just adore it. There is something very special about the afternoon winter light and the anticipation of waiting on your baby. I love that Amber chose a simple form fitting black dress that shows off that perfect belly bump. My suggestion for maternity shoots is 28-34 weeks. This lets mom still be comfortable with the shoot and Amber was so comfortable in front of the camera. Amber’s hat is also a great accessory to the session that adds interest to the images. Men are not always easy to dress for photos. One of my suggestions for men is to add layers. Josh wore a vest for his session andI love the look of it because it adds depth. The light, outfits, and love between these two makes for the perfect session. I can’t wait to meet their little guy soon!
Tell us about you guys as a couple/family!
Amber: Josh and I have been married for almost six years! He works as an insurance agent for Farm Bureau and I am a nurse practitioner at a gynecology office in Nashville. We live on a farm in rural Tennessee and raise beef cattle.
What was the moment like when you found out you were pregnant?
Amber: Shocking! It was completely planned and I can remember still being amazed. I don’t think anything prepares you for seeing that positive result for the first time!
How did you announce you were pregnant to your family/friends?
Amber: We didn’t tell anyone until I was around 8 weeks. The weekend before we announced it to our parents and siblings, we had been on a trip to Savannah for our five-year anniversary. We wrapped up our first ultrasound picture (multiple times) and told everyone we had brought them a gift back from our trip. Everyone was shocked when they found out what the “gift” was!
How has your family reacted to your pregnancy?
Amber: Everyone has been so excited!
How has your pregnancy been so far?
Amber: Honestly, it’s been great. I’m very thankful to not have had any significant issues. There is something so special about knowing you’re growing another human inside of you. It makes all of the heartburn and sleepless nights completely worth it!
How far along are you in your winter maternity session?
Amber: I’m 33 weeks and 1 day!
How did you come up with your concept/location for your photos?
Amber: I wanted something simple and natural, but also something that would capture such a special time in our lives. I told Wendy this and she took it from there. She actually took our engagement photos six years ago and picked such a good location for those, I completely trusted her with this shoot as well. It worked out wonderfully.
What was it like during the shoot working with the photographer?
Amber: Wendy is truly amazing at her job. She makes you feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. One thing I love is that she provided some sneak peeks along the way, which helped me to relax because i knew I would love the finished product. My husband actually enjoyed the session too, which is really saying something!