One of the best parts of my job? Being there for so many happy occasions, and seeing my couples grow into families.
I shot Katelyn + Steve’s engagement shoot, engagement party, wedding, and many weddings of their friends and families. When they called me for a maternity shoot at Avalon Park in Stony Brook, I jumped at the chance – I feel like K+S have turned into not just clients, but friends.
Avalon Park in Stony Brook is a popular place for maternity and engagement shoots, and for good reason. There are SO many locations to shoot, from the duck pond to the woodsy, rustic stairs to the labyrinth to the meadow – and there’s even a beach down the road. Seriously. Bring a pair of walking shoes if we shoot here!
This shoot took place in the early spring, but Avalon was still a great backdrop even though it was before everything was fully in bloom. If there were a Maternity Shoot Outfit Award, Katelyn + Steve would be the winners. Katelyn’s soft, dusty, boho pink dress perfectly complemented the natural vibe of the shoot location. When going through the photos, I realized that they were wearing blue and pink, and they don’t yet know the baby’s gender – I don’t know if that was planned or not, but it was perfect!
Clients always bring the cutest props for maternity shoots (love all the baby shoes!) and Katelyn and Steve’s were extra-special. Katelyn brought a banner and a wood sign from that she made, and I was so happy to incorporate them into the shoot.
I’ve witnessed Katelyn + Steve’s love from their engagement through now, and it was so special to capture them as they wait for their little babe to arrive!