As little girls, we imagined ourselves as princesses from fairy tales. In our beautiful imaginations, we were as close to a child’s version of perfect as possible. Befriending animals, singing and dancing every moment throughout the day, and sometimes having a bit of magical ability didn’t just seem possible. It was real.
As grown-ups, even those of us with more vivid imaginations have been dulled by our less-than-storybook circumstances. Luckily, even as adults, we occasionally find ourselves in those few magical moments. Whether we are being celebrated for a job well done, getting married in a gorgeous princess-worthy gown, or even just out strolling through nature- perhaps the woods or forest- where we find surroundings and creatures look so completely different from our everyday spaces that we really do feel like we have stepped into a land far far away. Then, of course, there is pregnancy.
When you are expecting a baby, the fairy tale becomes real. You tune into your surroundings and nature. You are suddenly channeling royalty in flowing clothes with empire waistlines. Even your skin starts to glow. And, what could be more magical than creating a brand new life? You may have once dreamed of being a princess, but, now, you are a queen.
For this grown-up fairy tale maternity photos session, Amber with ALB skillfully highlighted mom-to-be Rachel’s natural beauty while incorporating a few fun elements that have special meaning.
Rachel and husband, Nathan, are expecting their son, to be called “Fitz”, very soon. Of course, this day was her time to shine. Rachel was a dream client. Laid back with a great sense of humor, Rachel was easy to talk to and took great direction. Fun Fact: Rachel’s family is from Britain and her grandparents painted the walls in one of the Queen’s castles.
The tea service is a nod to Rachel’s British roots. This image got great feedback from fellow fairy tale lovers. A friend viewing the photo commented, “I keep expecting to see woodland creatures helping you, kind of like Cinderella.”
After wrapping the storybook session, Amber and Rachel discussed the uniqueness of the fairy tale-style maternity photos. Thoughtfully, Rachel made the perfect point stating, “Why not? Otherwise, you get the same thing you’ve always had. I love that these are so different!” The rest of us could not agree more.
To schedule your fairy tale maternity photo session, connect with ALB Photography by Amber at the following link: Maternity Photographer The Woodlands TX
For additional maternity portrait session examples, check out the ALB maternity gallery here: ALB Photography by Amber Maternity Photos
ALB Photography by Amber is a professional portrait photographer that specializes in maternity, child, and family photography in the Houston, The Woodlands, Spring, and surrounding Texas areas.