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Stormy beach | Jacksonville maternity photographer

For months, Florida had been seared with summer heat, the dry land bursting into forest fires that consumed thousands of acres, and smoke drifting into Jacksonville so thick that the skyscrapers faded ghostlike in the horizon. Finally, the rain arrived, our lawns revived and lush. The water has been much needed, and I love being able to sit with my girls on a rainy afternoon, the rain beating a soothing rhythm on our skylights. Rain for photography, though, is a trickier thing. On one hand, a downpour is likely to ruin that perfect hairdo (not to mention expensive camera equipment), but on the other hand, stormy weather can make a pretty backdrop. The rain stayed away for this couple’s maternity session, but the clouds were especially dense with the promise of rain the next day. This mother-to-be is stunning, and right away, I could see how supportive her husband is and how happy they both are. I can’t wait to meet their baby girl in just a few weeks!

The sky was very grey overall, but a patch of fiery clouds over the dunes was a lovely backdrop.

There’s something so serene and beautiful about beach dunes.

I love how carefree she is here. And doesn’t she look amazing? The last trimester of pregnancy can be difficult, but she carries it off so lightly!

Rhonda - July 10, 2011 - 9:24 pm

gorgeous .. i love the colors in the first 2 shots! and what a beautiful mama .. i bet if you saw her from behind she wouldn’t even look pregnant!

Lisa - July 10, 2011 - 9:49 pm

Such a gorgeous setting and Mom-to-be. Beautiful images!

Amber - July 10, 2011 - 10:07 pm

LOVE these!! I just love, love your beautiful beach tones and lighting. Gorgeous!

Chrissy Torney - July 10, 2011 - 11:15 pm

Gorgeous couple!! They will be so happy with these!

Susie L - July 11, 2011 - 5:26 am

These are gorgeous Katherine! Love the backdrop of the firey red sky in the first few. And what a beautiful mama!

tabitha - July 11, 2011 - 7:37 am

so pretty! she is so cute! You did a great job!!

Lila - July 11, 2011 - 7:52 am

Beautiful momma and your settings are just stunning! The colors in the images really make them pop, too. Just lovely!

Amy - July 11, 2011 - 11:59 am

Beautiful session- she is truly just glowing! They will surely treasure these photographs forever 🙂

Holly - July 11, 2011 - 12:07 pm

Beautiful mama-to-be!! Love the location and how you captured the relationship between mom and dad. So sweet!

Carol McLane - July 11, 2011 - 3:46 pm

Wow!!! Simply beautiful and touching! The two of you are so very lucky and the baby will be welcomed with warm and open arms. Proud for you and I look forward to meeting this baby girl:) Love you both – Carol

Liz - July 11, 2011 - 8:18 pm

Love this location. The sky is stunning. Beautiful couple…beautiful mama!

Bonnie Lott - July 12, 2011 - 7:39 am

Beautiful pictures of two beautiful people. That little girl is so lucky to have you as parents and also the grandparents.

Debbie Pitts - July 12, 2011 - 9:10 am

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple. Your love for each other and the baby shines through in each picture. I know you are ready to welcome her into the world. You have truly been blessed!

Angie - July 12, 2011 - 11:02 am

STUNNING photography, Katherine! So well done! Of course, it helps that the subject is gorgeous, too.

Amanda - July 13, 2011 - 3:01 pm

Wow…SO unreal. I wish I could look that good pregnant. These are awesome. Love the location and light.

Robyn Sorrell - July 15, 2011 - 6:40 pm

These pictures are gorgeous. Congratulations

Wishing Well Photography - July 15, 2011 - 8:23 pm

Thanks everyone!

Sandra Smith - July 18, 2011 - 3:58 pm

Beautiful pictures!!

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