These photos are of a two-part session with Lauren and her family! We started with maternity photos of Lauren and also did a lifestyle session with her husband, Vaughn, and son, Finn.
Lauren’s maternity photos were taken at Perry Vaile’s home under her guidance! Lauren did a great job modeling for us (as did Perry’s cat!) while I tried out some new things with color and black and white film. I don’t often shoot with either of these film stocks (Portra and Delta) and almost never shoot film on a tripod so this was a fun experiment. I love the way these photos came out — super soft and bold at the same time.
For the second part of this session, we headed to the Thomas family’s home in Winston Salem. We happened to pick the one snowy weekend in December and it was so beautiful outside. Unlike Durham which was more wet and dreary, the Piedmont got some really beautiful snow and it made for a super cozy session, both indoors and out!
We started inside their home. Finn played photographer, too — look at how happy he is to be behind that camera! While Lauren made coffee, Finn played with Vaughn until it was time to take some photos upstairs. Finn maybe had a little too much fun tackling Vaughn and Lauren on their bed! We ended the session outside with the cutest kissy face smush and some fun snow time. Finn even had some fun throwing snowballs at Ian!
Lauren, we are so glad that we have gotten to know you (and Vaughn and Finn) over the course of this year and we hope you love these photos!