I woke up yesterday super excited. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, bird were singing in the garden….it was just one of those jolly mornings you come across every now and then. I was nervous, as I always am before a shoot (no exceptions), but excited and happy to meet Linda and her partner Matt at the stables for their pregnancy shoot. Linda loves horses and was thrilled to have pictures taken with horses as part of our shoot.
Leading up to this shoot I’d visualized images of Linda running in the fields with horses, laying in meadows with baby belly, sitting on fences looking pretty and happy, and riding with the wind in her hair all pregnant and gorgeous. When we arrived at the farm it was raining and heavily overcast. All of a sudden it was freezing cold and damp. I’m not sure that my visions had a clue that in fact it was actually December and winter outside. The fields and meadows were no longer and had been replaced by mud baths and puddles. The picturesque fences was in place, but charged with about 24v or so and a heavily pregnant lady sitting on a nervous horse is a definite no no.
However Linda was relaxed and glowing, and our photo shoot continued. And even though none of my original ideas became a reality, other ideas appeared one by one and by the end of the shoot I had images in my camera I’d never expected. Images way above my expectations. Images that told the story about this happy day and the beginning of a new family.
Linda & Matt. Thank you for trusting me to take your pictures and more so for coming out from London to the rain and mud and filth. You were great from beginning to end and make such a great couple. You’re great friends and I can’t wait to see little miss in January!
Here’s a few b/w images from our shoot. They all work so well in monochrome so I decided to keep this real, timeless and classic feel. Lot’s of love as always. Anna