andrea’s maternity shoot

I’ve had a beautiful DSLR for about 3 years, but I never really knew what to do with it, so it kind of just collected dust for a year and a half while I resorted to my user-friendly iPhone. This past year though, I began to realize that I really actually loved to take pictures. Capturing a moment and freezing it in time forever? Priceless. I know, I just went all Kodak all over you.

The point is simple though. I decided to take a shot at the whole photography thing. I was bad to start, guys. Like…really bad. Well, I knew what I needed to do to get good pictures, but I was awfully intimidated by shooting manually, so I held off. Once I did though, things really took off, and I’ve had so much fun learning and growing as a photographer. 

Anyway, on Sunday, a good friend’s wife, Andrea, and I set out to take some beautiful maternity photos to document this amazing journey she’s on to becoming a mother. As a quick aside – it’s impossible to take bad photos of this girl because she’s drop-dead-gorgeous. That said, we had SO much fun, and I’m really happy with how the pictures turned out. Here’s are just two of my absolute favorite images:

All images are (c) MelissaBeth Photography and may not be recreated in any manner. If you would like to use my images, please feel free to contact me

Needless to say, I absolutely cannot wait to set up my next shoot, and I’m looking forward to building a new client base, too, when I eventually relocated to Ryan’s post. For now, I’m content with shooting in beautiful New Hamsphire. If you’d like to check out more of my work, I’m on Facebook (shameless plugging, heck yeah!)