When I spoke with Dani about maternity photos she said she wanted non-traditional maternity photos, the “non” was in capital letters. My reply of hell yes was in capital letters too. ?
The idea of wild, crazy, colorful and fun maternity photos was exciting and I had a nice sleepless night dreaming up “stories” for photos. Why call it a story? You could call it a theme if you like but story is a better way to do it I think. I have a large streak of journalism in me and I love to try and tell stories with my photos. I sent her several story ideas and then we collaborated on fleshing out the stories.
Our first story was the pregnant runaway bride. I wanted the viewer to see one of these photos… understand it… and laugh.
A veil, cheap bouquet, and a 70’s era suitcase… pure trailer trash heaven! ? I really hope the story comes out in these photos the way I want it too.
These photos were fun to plan and shoot, I can’t imagine a better subject for these photos than Dani. As far as the technical part, I shot these with a DC powered flash using a 27-inch beauty dish opposite of the sun, which was going in and out of the clouds.