How incredibly lucky am I, to not only be able to do what I love, but to also be able to capture such significant moments for the people that mean the most to me!  During a cold, snowy day almost 9 years ago, I captured my cousin Stephanie’s maternity session when she was pregnant with her first son, Mason!  We had so much fun, and she was such a trooper in the snow!  So, of course, when she found out she was pregnant this past fall, while on her honeymoon, it was a no brainer that I would be so lucky to capture this moment in her life, as well! Except, this time, we got to have a sunny summer day for the photos!  And this time, her hubby Matt was a trooper – not because of the weather, but because I know that he is not so fond of getting photos taken.  So, thank you Matt for humoring us and I know you secretly had fun! haha! 🙂

Smithville Mansion Maternity Photography

We searched forever for the perfect location!  She knew she wanted something with some trees/woods but she also wanted something unique.  Not your average, plain session.  After sending lots of locations back and forth, I’m so glad I decided to send her over the Historic Smithville Mansion!  This location is so beautiful and there is no shortage of unique, gorgeous locations throughout the park!  Plus, it was a bit different than her sunrise engagement photos in Cape May and her wedding photos at Kings Mills (shot by our sister company, Love Story Studios).

We can not wait for Baby H to arrive next month!!  He is so lucky to have Steph and Matt as his parents, and Mason will be the BEST big brother!!

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I can not take credit for these last photos. (Besides adjusting the camera settings, and keeping my hand under the camera to make sure it wasn’t dropped, haha)  Mason asked if he could set up the shot, and shoot it himself, so of course I let him! I am such a proud cousin!  He did great!smithville mansion maternity photography