Betsy and Chris waiting for their baby girl, Maternity Photographer Philadelphia PA

You know what one of the most amazing things is about waiting for a baby to be born? You really have no idea when labor is going to begin. I met up with Betsy and Chris a few weeks ago for their maternity session; little did we know that their sweet baby girl was going to arrive barely a week later! I always say that the bigger the belly the better for maternity photos, but not to wait too long before there isn’t a belly anymore. This was the closest I’ve ever cut it for a maternity session. Sometimes pregnancy feels like it’s lasting forever, but once it’s over the feeling fades and can feel like it was so long ago. I’m so relieved we got these beautiful images, for this couple to look back on this time together before they became parents.


Maternity photography philadelphia PA 9 months pregnant bellyI’m so so glad that we were able to squeak in this time for them. Becoming a parent is an amazing experience, but it’s so important to find time for each other. We took a walk through the Italian Market while the sun set.
Maternity photography philadelphia PA italian market And how cute are these two!! While we were standing on the corner taking the shot above, a couple folks drove by and wished them a happy engagement!
Betsy was just glowing and made a simply gorgeous mama-to-be.
Maternity photography philadelphia PA dream garden mosaic Isaiah ZagarThey ended up making a huge print of this one to hang in their home. They loved the colors, the lovely connection between the two of them, and the purely Philadelphia-ness of this shot.
Maternity photography philadelphia PA 9 months pregnant bellyMaternity photography philadelphia PA 9 months pregnant bellyMaternity photography philadelphia PA cherry blossoms in bloomWe had a lovely walk around Bella Vista, even stopped for a little yoga when Betsy’s hips started to ache! What we really wanted to find was a tree in bloom and finally spotted one down a tiny side street.
Finally back home for a quick family shot with their puppy Bingo (best dog name ever, right?) You can’t forget your first baby, even if she’s furry.

We had so much fun walking around the neighborhood completely oblivious that this sweet couple were about to meet their little girl.

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