Sheena emailed me to do a mountain maternity session for her last December, her due date was at the beginning of July and I remember thinking to myself "Wow! She is barely even pregnant and she knows already AND she's really on the ball!" I later learned that this amazing couple I'd grow to know & love had gone through quite the journey to get IVF and have their little angel baby. I learned from another client who had had IVF that when you get it done, they know the moment the egg is fertilized so she would have known from moment One. I thought this was the coolest thing ever. And they get a photo of it when it happens, which I also thought was quite neat.
We planned her mountain session for May & the months carried on till it was time. I had done a model call earlier in the month as well and she showed up and met me in the country and I snapped a few of her then as well. Im glad I did because her mountain session ended up less than ideal. We drove out to the mountains bright and early on a Sunday morning and much t our dismay you couldn't even SEE the mountains for the fog and low-hanging clouds, and what eventually turned into snow. Canada life. She was so sad and I felt awful so I told her to put a dress on anyways and we'd try to get a few shots. It was freezing but she trooped it out. Both images side by side are kind of funny though because they both paint such a different picture of the weather.
Sheena's pregnancy was high risk so I was unsure about doing a reshoot at a later date as she could have gone into labour and we wouldn't be near a hospital. We chose to reshoot at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park just outside of Airdrie at the end of May.
It was soooo hot. I was sure we would all melt but we all laughed so hard & it was such a great session in the end.
Sheena ended up having her baby almost a month earlier than planned and I was so tickled to finally meet him. I had been speaking with Sheena since December and it was June and he was finally here!
I loved photographing this family and I can't wait to see them again for family photos!