Maternity shoots are not typically our thing, but when Reeva and John asked, we couldn’t say no! Jess worked with John previously and has known him since he started dating Reeva, so we’ve watched their whole story unfold from the very beginning. Reeva showed up at Freedom Park looking jaw-droppingly beautiful with her dress and headpiece. Fun fact – this shoot actually was pushed back a bit because of scheduling issues, but it’s a good thing we did it when we did because Reeva actually gave birth to baby Ziya 3 days later!
One of our favorite moments of this whole shoot was seeing just how much Reeva and John already loved their child. As you may know, prompts are one of our favorite things rather than traditional posing. We strongly believe that prompts are one of the strongest ways to show the couple’s true personality and get super natural candid images. The black and white image below was taken when we asked Reeva to keep her eyes down and on the count of three, look up thinking of how she would look at her child for the very first time. She got emotional, and John, being the amazing husband that he is, automatically stepped in to comfort her. These are the memories we are so privileged to capture because Ziya will grow up and see how her mom and dad care for each other, and how much they loved her, even before she was born.
We hope you love these images as much as we do! Enjoy!