Maternity Studio Portraits | White Lace Dress | Lying on wood floor | Fleur Foto Photography

Maternity Studio Portraits | Londonderry NH

I am always excited to share with you my recent work, and especially so with these maternity studio portraits.  I am sure you instantly recognize Erin from her on-location maternity session we recently shot at Mack’s Apples in Londonderry.  This time however, Erin wanted to do something a little different and go in the studio.  For this shoot, I suggested a white lace dress that I have in my maternity wardrobe for my clients.  At first, Erin was a little unsure, but she trusted my direction.  When I showed her the back of my camera from our first shot, she immediately relaxed and put herself in my hands.

Maternity Studio Portraits | White Lace Dress | Back Lit | Fleur Foto Photography

If you were to ask Erin about our session, she may describe how I hopped around in glee as each shot was taken.  The vision I had for each shot came together and my excitement levels kept rising (nothing to do with my Starbucks I had downed before the session – I promise!)

Maternity Studio Portraits | White Lace Dress | Fleur Foto Photography

The studio I use – The Studio of Photographic Arts, has many different back-drop options available for use, which means we can create a whole host of varied images.

Maternity Studio Portrait | White Lace Dress | Green backdrop | Fleur Foto Photography

Erin and Brendan’s bedroom walls are green, so we decided that some green back-drop shots would work well for display in that room.

Maternity Studio Portrait | Back-lit | Steel Door | Fleur Foto Photography

There’s even a cool metal backdrop for an edgier look.

Maternity Studio Portraits | Back lit | White Lace Dress | Seated | Fleur Foto Photography

There were so many fabulous maternity studio shots to choose from to share from this session, it was hard to decide which to feature.  Of course, my subject has got to be one of the most beautiful women I have photographed.  Not only is she beautiful on the outside, but she is equally, if not more, beautiful on the inside too.  I feel very lucky to be photographing her at this stage of her life and to capture her amazing family as it goes from three, to four.

Maternity Studio Portraits | White Lace Dress | Lying on wood floor | Fleur Foto Photography

Erin was up for anything in the studio – we created this cool image with her reflection on the wooden floor.  Can you see it?

Maternity Studio Portrait | White Lace Dress | Back-lit | Fleur Foto Photography

I knew that the photo reveal session for these maternity studio portraits was going to be really special.  For a taste of what your session with Fleur Foto Photography would be like, check out my Facebook Page to see the movie created from these images.

Maternity Studio Portraits | Rustic Wood Wall | White Lace Dress | Fleur Foto Photography

It’s so hard to choose a favourite image from this session.  I am torn between the one above using the wooden wall back-drop and the following one.  What do you think is the best?

Maternity Studio Portraits | Back lit | White Lace Dress | Fleur Foto Photography

Laura Bower is a Londonderry-based Maternity Studio Photographer, covering Southern NH and Northern MA.  To book your maternity studio or on-location session, call (978) 571-6280 or email fleurfotophotography@gmail.com.  Laura covers the surround area including Windham, Nashua, Groton, Hollis and Hudson.

Maternity Photos with mom wearing plum roxy gown from Sew Trendy Accessories with heart shape in flying train at Londonderry Mack's Apples | Fleur Foto Photography

Londonderry Maternity Photos

I cannot quite put into words how excited I was to capture this adorable Londonderry family for their maternity photos.  I thoroughly enjoyed the process of planning their maternity photos and getting to know Erin and Brendan, and their gorgeous daughter, Arianna. When we first met to discuss exactly what they were looking for from this maternity session, I immediately fell in love with this family and we instantly clicked! Erin and I had fun picking out her outfits for the session, which as you will agree, were stunning on her. We went into small details like choosing a complimentary headpiece that would work with both dress choices, arranging hair and makeup services for her in her home and also a gorgeous wildflower bouquet from Harrington Flowers of Londonderry.

When it came to choosing the location for their maternity photos, Erin and Brendan had no hesitation in asking for Mack’s Apples here in Londonderry; specifically during apple blossom season. Erin explained that they chose this location as they spend a lot of time here as a family hiking the orchards and walking their dogs. They have 5 of their own dogs, not including the many puppies that are at their home at any one time during puppy breeding season. They love to go there, apple or pumpkin picking, or to enjoy the ice cream and local products at the store. Mack’s is a very important feature in Londonderry and especially to this family. Well, how could we choose anywhere else?

Maternity Photos | Heart shape in flying train | Londonderry Mack's Apples | Apple Blossom Maternity Photos | Fleur Foto Photography

When I first saw the image above that we had captured, I literally gasped out loud! How appropriate for a photo session that is all about love to capture a heart shape in the flying train of Erin’s dress. I immediately thought of this quote:

Before you were born I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you in my heart – Mandy Harrison

Maternity Photos | Family shots in Apple Blossom | Londonderry Mack's Apples | Apples Blossom Maternity Photos | Fleur Foto Photography

Erin was spot on with her choice of dress for her sweet 8-year-old Arianna. The purple and plum hues perfectly complimented Erin’s feature dress, and she even managed to find a matching tie and complimentary shirt for Brendan. This lady has an eye for wardrobe design! Arianna also had her own headpiece which made her look just like a princess. She was a pro at being in front of the camera and thoroughly enjoyed herself!

Maternity Photos | Child sitting in apple tree | Londonderry Mack's Apples | Apple Blossom Maternity Photos | Fleur Foto Photography

Maternity Photos | Mom and daughter | Mother & Father | Londonderry Mack's Apples | Apple Blossom Maternity Photos | Fleur Foto Photography

We made sure we captured some shots with just Arianna and her mom, and just Erin and Brendan. Wow – these two! Engaged at the Top of the Hub restaurant in Boston and married at Andover Country Club, what a fairy tale romance! The excitement over and love for, this new little girl is palpable. I am reliably informed that she will also have a name beginning with the letter ‘A’, but more than that won’t be revealed until she makes her grand entrance this summer. Yes, I am also desperately looking forward to capturing their lifestyle newborn session in their home once they are settled.

Maternity Photos | Plum Roxy Gown Sew Trendy Accessories | Londonderry Mack's Apples | Apple Blossom Maternity Photos | Fleur Foto Photography

This family makes sure they spend lots of their free time together as a family. One of their favorite things to do is to vacation in Northern NH together, enjoying all that our fabulous state has to offer, including walking trips and camping!

Capturing this special time of pregnancy was important to the family. It is a time to celebrate their growing family and their new little miracle in the making.Maternity Photos | Roxy Gown Sew Trendy Accessories | Londonderry Mack's Apples | Apple Blossom Maternity Photos | Fleur Foto Photography

Some of their family time is spent in maintaining their home and yard and in spending a lot of time outdoors with their doggies. When they get an opportunity, Erin and Brendan love to try new restaurants in our area.

Once we had captured family photos, we sent Brendan and Arianna off home, and I concentrated on capturing Erin’s glowing beauty. She was a natural in front of the camera, and you could just see her joy at being a mother for the second time.

Maternity Photos | Face Close Up | Apple Orchard | Londonderry Mack's Apples | Apple Blossom Maternity Photos | Fleur Foto Photography

Our session was planned for two outfits for Erin, so a quick change in my pop-up tent and we had a completely new look to capture. I love the variety this will give Erin and Brendan for their final images when it comes to choosing their final products.

Maternity Photos | Wildflower Bouquet & Champagne Dress | Londonderry Mack's Apples | Apple Blossom Maternity Photos | Fleur Foto Photography

As you can see, we moved locations within Mack’s for this new outfit. A good photographer will be able to give you multiple looks to your images without having to move you too far from location to location.

Maternity Photos | Wildflower Bouquet | Champagne Dress | Posing Trees and Pond | Londonderry Mack's Apples | Apple Blossom Maternity Photos | Fleur Foto Photography

Maternity Photos | Looking at belly | Londonderry Mack's Apples | Apple Blossom Maternity Photos | Fleur Foto Photography

Maternity Photos | Pond Background | Londonderry Mack's Apples | Apple Blossom Maternity Photos | Fleur Foto Photography

That bump! So perfect and so perfectly protecting its precious cargo!
Maternity Photos | Hands on head | Londonderry Mack's Apples | Apple Blossom Maternity Photos | Fleur Foto Photography

As the sun got lower in the sky, we got that perfect quality of light that natural light photographers lust over. At this point, we captured some amazing and special images. I think this image above may be my favorite from the entire session – even over that amazing heart image. To me, this is raw beauty. A quiet confidence that comes only from being completely at one with yourself.Maternity Photos | Wildflower Bouquet and Apple Tree | Londonderry Mack's Apples | Apple Blossom Maternity Photos | Fleur Foto PhotographyThose last few seconds before the sun completely sets are just the loveliest in which to capture your shots. I simply couldn’t put the camera down, making the most of the disappearing light. As the sun set, the sky was an amazing color. This brought to a close this session, but this is only the first chapter in baby “A’s” story. Come back soon to see her newborn images shortly following her birth.

Maternity Photos | Sunset Silhoette Maternity Photo | Londonderry Mack's Apples | Fleur Foto Photography

Erin and Brendan are local to Londonderry and also have their own business breeding Labradoodles – check them out at their website www.granitestatelabradoodles.com and on Facebook for details on their new puppy litters.

Vendor list:

Plum dress – The Roxy by Sew Trendy Accessories

Hair and Makeup by Lydia Acheson

Erin’s headpiece – Crafty Flowers – Ebay

Wildflower bouquet – Harrington Flowers

Arianna’s Dress – Kids Dream on Amazon.com

For more information about Maternity Photos, please contact Laura Bower here or call (978) 571-6280.  Laura is a Londonderry-based Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer covering Southern NH and Northern MA, including Derry, Windham, Nashua, Hollis, NH and Gorton and Brookline, MA.  Laura specializes in Maternity, Newborn, Kids, and Family portraits.