Maternity Portrait Session | Emily | Middlebury, Vermont

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.
— Dr. Seuss

Sometimes the synchronicity of portrait sessions is astonishing and makes me value them even more than I did before. I’m convinced every family needs to document every stage they possibly can of their family because you never know what life will throw your way.

This maternity session near Middlebury, Vermont was so quiet and intimate and just perfect in every way. Emily and James have literally been building their homestead with their own hands, working the land and building (from what was initially a forest) what will be a woodworking workshop, barn, chicken coop and home. I was shocked by the incredible craftsmanship and labor that’s gone into their place.

The future woodworking workshop was a perfect place for this maternity portrait session with its exposed timbers and unfinished wood walls. Thanks to the lovely, big windows they chose the lighting was so lovely and a perfect compliment to Emily’s lace maternity gown. She chose to incorporate a few meaningful items in her session; their wedding album that was custom handmade with beautiful Italian paper and the family heirloom stopwatch that would be used to time Emily’s contractions during labor.

This session turned out to be unexpectedly even more meaningful as a document of their family history than we thought it would be when their oldest dog, who was present and included in these portraits, passed away shortly after.

The new, healthy, alert and inquisitive baby followed and I’m so glad they’ll have these pictures to add to their family album, to show the amazing life they’re building and to show their little one as he grows up as part of his family documentation. These people are incredible dynamos and they deserve to have their journey documented at every stage along the way and have family heirlooms to pass on to future generations. I’m so glad I could help them do just that. Here's a taste of this wonderful session.


There will never be a better time than right now for your own Motherhood, Maternity, Newborn or Mommy & Me session.

You, just as you are.