South Park Maternity Session | Sam & Jonathan | Pittsburgh Maternity Photographer

August 17, 2017

I photographed Sam & Jon’s wedding a few years ago so I was so happy that they contacted me to do their maternity photos!  

 South Park Maternity Photos

We decided to do the maternity session at Oliver Miller Homestead in South Park.  It’s a cool little spot with lots of rustic backdrops…cabins, barns, stone houses, etc.  I got to the park a little early and sat in my car watching some dark clouds roll in, hoping that the rain would stay away until we were finished.  No such luck!  It poured for a good 30 minutes, but it slowed down just as Sam & Jon arrived.

We hiked up the hill to the little stone pavilion that’s nestled in the woods.  Sam brought these adorable pink moccasins so I had to do some shots with them!  How cute are they?  I want a pair in my size!  She’s gonna be one stylish little girl.

 It’s funny when you have to remind couples to “act like they love each other.”  I strive to create authentic movements and moments in my photos, so we had a bit of a chuckle when Jon started out about two feet away from Sam!  They got the hang of it eventually though!

 We moved up the hill a little bit into this beautiful green space under the trees for a little snuggling.  The clouds from the storm were moving out and gave us a nice soft light up here.

 These red doors on the building at the Oliver Miller Homestead always give such a nice pop of color to a photo.  You can tell how small the building actually is because Jon is as tall as the door, LOL.

 There are pretty flowers dotted all around the property here, so I couldn’t resist a few shots where the yellow daisies framed them.

 The porch of the cabin at the homestead is a favorite spot for photos.  It’s really rustic and allows for pretty backlight on an evening like we had.

 We wrapped it up with a few shots at the cool wooden barn on the property because the humidity we had was pretty miserable at this point.  

 I can’t wait to meet this special little girl when she arrives!  Stay tuned for her newborn session!  Congratulations, again, Sam & Jon!

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