New Orleans Maternity Photographer {Lauren 35 weeks}

It was so nice meeting this sweet couple who are new residents to New Orleans. They will be here for just a few short years so what a better way to remember their time here and their first pregnancy than with a maternity session under the gorgeous moss-covered oak trees.  It had rained all day Saturday and the air was frigid.  Poor Lauren had to bundle up in between locations and hop over mud puddles.  I knew that without a pretty sunset I wanted to find patches of color for her photos at Fontainebleau State Park.  

I looked high and low and tried to utilize every colorful leaf I could find, even if that meant shooting in very different locations from my usual spots.  This was also quite a challenge because in Louisiana we have mostly evergreens and not many color-changing trees.  I have to say, I think I was pretty successful.  For this being the most gloomiest day of the year for a session, I think it was my brightest one yet.  And Lauren was glowing!  Her smile so bright and filled with love.  It was a beautiful session.

Lauren 35 weeks and counting…

Stunning mother to be among fall foliage in southern Louisiana by Annie Whitaker
First little patch of fall!
Couple expecting baby by fall leaves by Annie Whitaker
Aren’t they just as sweet as can be?

I just adore all of the Christmas scarves she brought.  It was perfect this time of year.

Pregnant lady with Christmas scarf
Beautiful couple expecting baby in Louisiana by Annie Whitaker Photography
Thats the smile I was talking about 🙂 

I saw this beautiful tree with red and orange leaves but it was so large and the leaves were so high.  I tried to position them just right so that the color filled the space behind them.  I just adore how it turned out!

Husband and wife at Christmas maternity session by Annie Whitaker Photography
Beautiful mother to be in front of colorful fall foliage by Annie Whitaker Photography

Then, I saw in the distance the most incredible sight (at least to a photographer).  A tree with low branches with the MOST beautiful red and orange and yellow and green leaves! I may have squealed inside.  This was so rare here and in all of my years of shooting here I have never noticed this little tree.  Probably because it is only colorful for a day and will soon be brown.  So off we went through the mud and water to this beautiful tree.  I am SO glad we did!  Lauren looked absolutely amazing in her red dress and nature complemented her perfectly.

Fine art maternity session in New Orleans LA by Annie Whitaker Photography
New Orleans Maternity Photographer {Lauren 35 weeks}
Stunning image of expecting couple by fall foliage by Annie Whitaker
It doesn’t even look like were were at good ole Fontainebleau!  One of its hidden treasures. 

Had such a wonderful evening with this sweet couple! Despite all of our obstacles, I just love how their session turned out.   So excited to meet their sweet baby in just a few short weeks and to find out what they are having!

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  1. Stunning maternity photos in a gorgeous and colorful outside location.