Golden hour at Westcott Beach was such an idyllic setting for this maternity session. The bright golden light from the sunset matched the excitement and anticipation of awaiting new life. I think maternity sessions offer a nice moment for expectant parents to reflect on the last, present and future of their relationship together. Relationships are an ever-flowing journey comprised of both big milestones and an endless number of little but important moments. As you reach the cusp of a major change in your relationship, it’s often not an isolated event, rather a change that is a culmination of all of the moments that preceded it.
Maternity sessions are meant to be more than an hour of poses. I whole heartedly believe in giving you space to think about the beauty and joy of your past together, the excitement of the present, and the anticipation for the future. Come to a maternity session to celebrate all of it. To document yourself before you step into the newness. To be proud of yourself for carrying a new life with you. To feel the vast multitude of emotions that comes along with pregnancy.
Photo Location: Westcott Beach State Park, Sackets Harbor, NY
My name is Megan and I’m a documentary wedding, elopement and lifestyle photographer passionate about photographing the emotions, moments and celebrations that make our time here on earth so special and human. I’m based in Upstate New York, but always willing to pack up and head to your favorite place.
My approach to photography is rooted in presence and embracing the perfectly imperfect. I’m less focused on posing and more about holding space for heartfelt interactions. I want to document the emotions and nuance of your relationships; to create imagery that feels like an honest reflection of yourself and your heart. Something to save for future nostalgia.
I feel most inspired by vintage and indie movies, old black and white or film photos, the way light can shine in so many different ways, soft golden hours, giant hugs and laughs that take your breath way, the way people in love look at each other, and the fact that all moments are fleeting. I can’t wait to create a collection of emotional artifacts together!