Northern VA Maternity Photographer | Awaiting Baby B

There are times when I am at a session, and I can just feel the magic in the air. This was one of those sessions.

There is a sense of magic when you are expecting your first child. Everything is so new and so exciting, and you just can not wait to meet him. The long 9 months is coming to end. Soon you will hold this beautiful boy in your arms and you will lovingly be welcomed into the wild ride of parenthood. It is exciting, it is scary, it is magical!

Hands-down, this is one of my favorite portrait sessions of all time. The love this gorgeous couple has for each other and for their little one on the way, is breathtaking. Their love is radiating through each image.

Mother Nature must have known that we were capturing something very special at this session too, because she put on her own show this evening.

The best sunset, beautiful parents-to-be, and so much love, there was something truly magical about this maternity session.

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Waiting For Baby Number 4 | Loudoun County Maternity Photographer

Many times, new moms schedule a maternity session to document this amazing time in their life. And there is something so incredible about expecting your first little one. Everything is so new and so exciting, you don't know what to expect. And I absolute love the beauty of the anticipation of a couple waiting to become parents.

For this Mama, it was so much more. She never invested in maternity portraits for her children in the past. But knowing that this will be the last time she will be pregnant, she wanted to document this. Because expecting your last baby is just as exciting and emotional as expecting your first.

When you are a mom of young kids, it is so hard to imagine your life without a baby. You often feel like you are always pregnant or always changing diapers or covered in spit up or chasing a rambunctious 2 year old. It is hard. And so many times you say "this is it, this is my last baby".

But then it hits you... This is it. This is your last baby. This is the last time you will have that excitement of the first flutters or feeling him kick. This is the last time you'll have your bump. The last time. And you begin savoring every minute of it.

Pregnancy is so beautiful, whether it be your first or your last or any one in between. Expecting a new one always comes with new excitement, new joys, and new fears.

I love that this Mama chose to document her final pregnancy as a way to say goodbye to this stage of life. 

A beautiful way to pay tribute to a beautiful stage of life.

Clothing borrowed from studio wardrobe

Hair and makeup provided by Makeup by Melissa Franklin


Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Winchester, and Washington DC.

I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.