Salem Oregon Fall Maternity Session
Early Fall was the perfect season for this warm Salem, Oregon Fall maternity session. For these first these new parents. pregnancy is an entirely new and unfamiliar experience. Truly a brand new adventure together. On one hand, there is so much anticipation- looking forward to meeting their sweet little one. On the other hand, I’m sure a COVID pregnancy and birth was not what these two had in imagined. Despite the highs and lows of this season, I am so grateful these two stepped in front of the camera to have this season of pregnancy captured! Whether a new mom or a veteran, a season of COVID or not, or even whether you feel like a hot mess or a pregnancy goddess- maternity photos are a MUST! They are such an intimate way to celebrate your beautiful baby coming soon.
What to Wear
When it comes to any session, but specifically a maternity photo session, wardrobe is HUGE. This mama absolutely nailed it. I highly recommend long, dramatic dresses that accentuate the belly. Stick to neutrals + muted colors- the forest green this mama picked was jaw dropping and fit the season and location so well. Another big recommendation is bringing at least two outfits. This mama did and it was the prettiest result (one outfit photographed here, this is half a gallery). With maternity photos it’s great to have different options to highlight the belly and add variety to your session.
Minto Brown Island Park
In this Salem, Oregon Fall maternity session, we chose Minto Brown Island Park in Salem, Oregon. This park is MASSIVE and changes so much seasonally. I love that during this session we had dramatic skies, warm fields and golden leaves. ALL THE GOOD THINGS. It provided a cozy, intimate and emotional vibe for this Salem, Oregon Fall maternity session. Want to see more at this park? Here’s a family session from a month later on a sunny day!
PRO TIP: Book your maternity session and newborn session at the same time for a bit of a discount! Doing this also ensures it doesn’t get pushed down on the to-do list and it’s guaranteed you don’t miss capturing these precious big life moments!
Congratulations to these parents! I loved getting to know them and feel supremely grateful to have been able to take these for them.
Are you preparing to welcome a little one into your family? I would love to chat with you about these types of sessions! I am passionate about all stages of parenthood and capture baby announcements, maternity, births and families. Say hello here, and let’s chat!