Keren asked me to photograph her and her belly and I jumped at the chance. Keren is one of those utterly radiant pregnant women (unlike me!) who just looks absolutely fabulous and has a new level of femininity radiating from her.
With such a good-looking subject I could hardly go wrong and I took her to a patch of Canberra’s bushland which suited her perfectly, together we mosied around, picking Irish Strawberries and patting horses. It was very idyllic and is a lovely memory. I love these pictures now. I love the depiction of the pregnant woman as strong and dramatic, a part of nature, nurturing but powerful. Photos like these might suit you if you are bored of the traditional pregnancy photos going around, women in studios, draped in fabric, nude bellies…that’s just not me, I like to offer something a little bit different when it comes to pregnancy photography. Have a look!
I met Alicea at my brother and sister-in-law’s engagement party five years ago. At that time my big, fat, red-headed girl was only months old and her big, fat, red-headed baby girl was also just months old. Of course, we talked about our children and their development as all new parents do. Back then this business was perhaps just a glimmer in her eye and my own foray into photography was just beginning. Now I find she has launched her own growing floristry business and if her flowers are anything to go by then she is a hot success! Her arrangements are absolutely exquisite! I was just bowled over when I entered Chris and Allan’s place for our shoot late last year.
Thank you to Alicea of Lilygrace flowers for this collaboration. Thank you to The Plant Web and Chris and Allan for allowing us to use their grounds and great thanks to both Ellie of Love Affair With Hair and Kristie of Australia Designer Bridal and Formal for their own artistry. And of course much appreciation goes to the beautiful models, Emma and Sybilla who just breezed sophistication.