Bryanna never had photos of her two oldest kids growing up. She always wanted them, always dreamed of them, but they just never happened. When she found out she was pregnant with baby number three, she was determined that this time, these beautiful, important photos would happen.
Door County Family Photographer
When we spoke on the phone it was early summer. She wasn’t due until winter, and in fact I would be giving birth and back to work before her maternity session would even take place. We bonded over all those early pregnancy milestones and talked about her plans for moving to Door County with her husband and kids. Based on her vision for a wilder, more rustic fall session, we chose Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Although she was calling me from many miles away, by the time October came around, she would be settled in Sturgeon Bay and preparing for a baby who they already knew would make an early arrival.
Door County Maternity Photographer
On the session day we got that warm evening light that is my favorite part about shooting in fall. It streamed through the evergreens and lit up the mustard plants that were just starting to turn brown. We captured some classic family photos by the Crossroads log cabins, then made time for the newlyweds with some snuggly portraits on the trail, and of course did a few of just Bryanna and her baby bump, so happy standing in the field of wildflowers, queen Anne’s lace all around.
I love sessions like this where the location is such a perfect match for the family and the evening feels like a casual hike that happens to have some photos along the way. Congratulations to the whole Adcock family!