Toupal family / The Woodlands TX Family Maternity photographer

You remember that glorious fall preview weekend we had two weeks ago here in Houston?  I mean, it was so cool I even wore long sleeves and a jacket that weekend!  Granted, I was in Michigan then visiting a friend and 40 degrees in the morning warrants a jacket.  I remember thinking how that weekend would be a gorgeous time for a photo session!  Only, since I was out of town for that glorious fall preview weekend in Texas, I didn’t get to kick off my fall photo season until this past weekend.   Last weekend, I worked with this beautiful family.  They are expecting a baby boy in just two short months, and jackets were most definitely not part of our attire for this family maternity photo session.

Big sister greeted me with the most gorgeous grin as soon as she got out of the car.   She didn’t stop grinning for the entire session.  Despite the heat and 95% humidity, we had such gorgeous light! I loved mom’s dress.  It fit her like a glove but allowed for beautiful movement and get this….wasn’t even maternity!  I mean, if I think back to what I looked like at 7 1/2 months pregnant, this is pretty much exactly what I looked like.  Ahem.

I always take a few moments during a family maternity session to pull mom aside and get some shots by herself.  We know life can be hectic with a toddler while pregnant.  Sometimes there aren’t that many quiet and still moments.  That’s why it’s so important to take a few minutes and breathe.  Take some quiet moments to be with this little one growing inside of you.  It will only be a few weeks before you get to hold that baby in your arms and touch those tiny toes.