Maternity Photography Raleigh | Juliessa – 33 Weeks

Happy belated Valentine’s Day!  Due to snowstorm Pax last week,  I had to reschedule a few of my Raleigh studio appointments…so this special maternity session was supposed to happen last Wednesday but we were all snowed in!  A big heartfelt congratulations to Juliessa and her husband Tony on the expectant arrival of their first son.  Juliessa is actually only a few days ahead of me as far as due date and although I will be unable to photograph her baby boy (so bummed!!), I was so honored to be the one to capture her maternity and beauty during this magnificent time.

Last week we were on pins and needles watching the weather to see if we were going to have to reschedule.  Juliessa had a special request to use the color red since it was special to both her and her husbands cultures and unfortunately, I did not have anything red but was excited to add something to my ever growing maternity wardrobe for my clients and accommodate her request.  I found this gown and ordered it as soon as Juliessa promised she’d wear it for me. :)  It is STUNNING….and so stunning on her!!!

This shot was a lot of fun!!!  Tony had a blast being the “dress tosser” and I could tell by how radiant Juliessa looked that she FELT beautiful in it.  This isn’t a shot I’ve really done before, so it took a little bit to get our teamwork and timing down, but as soon as we got it…it was like magic!  I love how the dress almost looks like a heart!!  <3

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I also have this beautiful dress in a neutral color and I’m so excited to use it!!!  The fabric is amazing!!  Don’t forget my February maternity special is STILL going on and I have one spot left for next Thursday!!  Be sure to contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in a stand alone maternity session (no newborn session required) that comes with a bonus USB and set of reference prints in celebration of my own pregnancy.  <3


Juliessa’s image was featured over at Best Maternity Photographers on Facebook!

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