Every month in 2018 I will be looking for babies and expectant moms for special themed sessions.   Occasionally I will use these sessions to photograph new props and backdrops but the purpose of these sessions is ultimately for professional development (experimenting with different light set-ups and poses) and creative fulfillment.  I could easily photograph 10 creative sessions a month with the backlog of ideas percolating in my brain but I feel like 2 is a reasonable number if I want to get any sleep in the coming year.

If you are expecting a baby in 2018 or have a little one at home (under 8 months old), please sign up to my special model call list so you don’t miss out on all the details: http://bit.ly/SMP2018ModelCalls

You can see the photos from my January sessions here

You can see my my February session here (maternity) and here (newborn)

In March I photographed four very special rainbow babies Aria,  Avery, Orson, and Isobel.  I also photographed two maternity sessions (you can see those sessions here and here)

This year I designed a special set for Spring Studio Sessions and Mother’s day Sessions.  I wanted to incorporate the set into both my creative April sessions and so for my baby session decided to focus on creating a composite image of a little one in a bucket.  I frequently create composite images (combining 2-3 images into 1 final image) for my newborn clients but wanted to experiment with the process using an older baby.  Mr. B was the perfect model for my photos!

For my maternity session I wanted to focus on incorporating different fabric into the session in lieu of using a gown.  I love experimenting with aerial photographs and different themes: oftentimes during the planning process, moms have ideas about incorporating something special into their session and the aerial photographs are a beautiful way to include special flowers or colours aside from using them during the traditional posed shots.


Sara McConnell Photography ~ Ottawa Maternity and Baby Photos