May 05, 2017

Modern At-Home Lifestyle Maternity Photos

I loved everything about this lifestyle maternity session. Kelly and Carly just moved into their gorgeous new home, so it seemed fitting to capture their memories here. I think it’s important in every session to add a personal touch that relates to the clients in that moment.

The natural light found in every room was perfect, and I especially loved their spacious kitchen.

Soon-to-be big brother Cole was such a sweetheart and loved looking at the camera for most of the time I was there. In my line of work, that’s pretty rare to find a toddler who wants to look at me! I cannot wait to see them all again as a family of four!

Inspiration: I love capturing ‘real’ families. This is best displayed without stiff posing or forced smiles — instead I like to take more of a fly on the wall approach.

Favorite Element: The love this family shares shines through in every image. They are so happy, and there’s no faking it!

Biggest Challenge: Toddlers, they lose interest very quickly. Cole had about enough of me 30 minutes in to the session. We just let him go do his own thing for a bit, and then tried again at the end.

Final Thoughts: I love working with clients from all walks of life — I am truly blessed to have the job that I have, and have the privilege of entering the lives of these people!

 

Alicia Wopereis is a High River based photographer serving Okotoks, Calgary, the Foothills, and surrounding area. She offers custom photography at its finest. She is an award winning and published visual artist, and a professional photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, family, and wedding photography.
Whether in her High River studio or on location, Alicia captures images that are classic and timeless with a dreamy feel. Visit Alicia’s website for booking inquiries, and to learn more.

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About the Contributor: Katie, our Editorial Manager, is our wordsmith and communications extraordinaire!  After college and graduate school, she worked in the nonprofit world, and briefly in politics. She realized she'd be quickly burned out, and started writing for various lifestyle websites. Before landing at NAPCP, Katie shot product photography for Etsy shops and other small business owners. Katie also works with Pinterest, as a member of their Pinfluencer team. She is passionate about making the world a happier, more beautiful place! Katie lives for her husband and two children, updating their totally 90's home, and finding joy in the small things. Even washing dishes.

 

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