An Ottawa footpath maternity session. With such a large, sprawled out city there are hundreds of paths all around us in Ottawa. I like to hike so when I am out walking I am always looking for just the right session locations. I never know when I will find a new ideal place to photograph my clients.

For this gorgeous couple I found a beautiful footpath not too far from my studio. Not only was the backdrop picturesque but it was also easy to park at and walk into. I know how challenging it can be to get around in the Winter when you’re pregnant so flat paths and easy parking is must.

For her maternity session on the footpath, the mama-to-be chose two of my maternity gowns. The white sleeved gown looked stunning on her! It was my first choice for her when she said she wanted to wear white. A white dress against the backdrop of the snow is always a beautiful monochromatic look. I have several lovely white gowns but this one looked amazing on her. I love the way it hugged the curves of her baby belly and shows off the beauty of pregnancy.

For their session I styled it to include a variety of different poses. Some poses were just with the mama-to-be and some were together to capture their love and excitement for baby.

A second gown for an Ottawa footpath maternity session

I have a lot of maternity gowns for clients in many different styles, sizes, and colours. I have so many options that this second outfit was a bit harder to choose. It was especially difficult because I had eight brand new gowns for her to choose from. After much thought we settled on my new burgundy gown with a mermaid bottom and delicate full sleeves. This new gown looked incredible on her, I’m so happy it arrived in time for her session. She not only looked gorgeous in it but the gown also complemented the dapper dad-to-be’s outfit perfectly.

Congratulations to them both on their upcoming arrival! It was a joy to help them capture these beautiful memories on an Ottawa footpath.

An Ottawa footpath maternity session