So when my cousin Talia contacted me about photographing her soon-to-be-mom friend Gabriela I said sure! And when she revealed that Gabriela would be dressed as a bird for the session, I wasn’t even surprised.
Talia and Gabriela are both former Elves (as in the Seattle Sugarplum Elves) and I expected nothing short of Unusual and Creative for a maternity shoot involving them.
When I arrived, Gabriela was getting the finishing touches done on her makeup, and the set was being arranged. I love being around Sugarplum Elf energy. As if the bird makeup, wings and tummy painted like an egg weren’t enough, soon-to-be-dad Ben agreed to be dressed up as a worm, to be photographed and Photoshopped as an, um.....accessory. Fortunately, Elf Samantha Fisher is a Photoshop wiz and she created the final photo featuring Ben the Worm. Or, as I would say, Ben the Good Sport.
THIS JUST IN: The photo of Gabriela on the nest (wormless version) won the People's Choice Award in ParentMap's Bump to Bundle Photo Contest, April 2014!!