Magical Maternity Portraits | Smithville Mansion | Eastampton NJ

Updated: Oct 18, 2018

I had this pretty lacey maternity gown... a gorgeous, delicate flower crown... but no bumps to take pictures of.


I put out a model call and that's when I connected with Jessica.


I was so excited to photograph her and hear her story! Baby Luca is her rainbow baby, so this was definitely an extra special experience for her. I was so happy to be able to document her growing family. We made a plan to meet up at Smithville Mansion in Eastampton, NJ, not far from her home at McGuire Air Force Base, and have fun taking pictures!


We were both a little nervous at the beginning of the session. I had done plenty of Maternity photo sessions before, but this one felt different.


Her husband was a bit reluctant to be included in photos, but as we all loosened up, I got him laughing and relaxing and we got some amazing shots. One of my biggest concerns was getting that beloved relaxed, genuine connection. I had just learned about prompting clients instead of posing them so I was giving it a go...


Look at the magic we made!



I made an awkward, risqué joke that isn't worth repeating and I couldn't believe came out of my mouth... but it worked. Doesn't their love make your heart explode and want a magical maternity session of your own?

This was definitely one of my favorite shots, but it was not easy to get.... I'm afraid of heights and I was on a stool on a platform lining over that railing you see in the corner. But ^^THAT^^ was worth it!


"Look down at your belly and think of a wish you have for your baby in his lifetime" The tears were about to start flowing... this picture exudes so much love, happiness, and emotion.

And these are only a few shots from her beautiful session. I was so thrilled to meet baby Luca a few weeks later as I provided some breastfeeding support for Jessica and Luca as well. It's amazing to me the many ways I get to connect with and touch families, and every single time they teach me something new about myself.


My goal is to give my clients not just pretty pictures, but a fun, empowering, and even emotional experience. I want you to have beautiful photos that you can look back on in 20 years and remember the joy you felt while we celebrated your growing baby bump!


I am so excited to be bringing my services to Moorestown, NJ and Princeton, NJ. I'm always up to travel to the surrounding areas, and even our border states! If you want to capture beautiful memories of your pregnancy, email me at contact.littlebearphoto@gmail.com to set up a consultation!



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