Maternity Portraits in Upstate New York

We have had so many beautiful maternity sessions lately, and I’m excited for all of these mamas-to-be who are counting down the weeks and days to meet their babies this fall & winter! This sweet family brought me to a secluded area of their neighborhood that just so happens to have a bike trail and this incredible bridge that was perfect with all of the fall foliage surrounding it.

How beautiful are these three?!

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This little cutie is going to be the best big sister!

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This gorgeous mama rocked it in her gown from Pink Blush. They have so many beautiful dresses that are perfect for photo shoots (and baby showers!) and I recommend them to all the mamas I work with when they’re looking for the perfect outfit for their maternity portraits.

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Maternity Portraits at the Beach, Cape Cod Family Photographer

I miss the lazy days of summer already, but with this family getting ready to welcome their sweet baby boy very (VERY) soon, I’m excited to share a peek at their beach maternity session!

Plus, look at how fun these two big brothers are! This baby will be so lucky to have such awesome (and hilarious!) brothers to look up to!

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This quiet little beach in Harwich is quickly becoming one of my favorites for our Cape Cod portrait sessions, and I love how soft & airy the misty salt air makes our portraits. This family was a dream to work with, and we had so much fun with the four of them laughing, playing, and cuddling on the beach.

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Dads are the best at turning their children into flying superheroes!!

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Baby #3 is so loved already!

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Lifestyle Maternity Session with Saratoga Springs NY Maternity Photographer

When Ashley & Tyler reached out to me to plan their maternity session, they knew they wanted something a little different.  Something a bit more relaxed.  Something cozy.  I suggested a lifestyle maternity session in their home with their dogs, everyone all cuddled up together on the couch, on their bed, and in the nursery.  They were so excited, and I just love how their entire session turned out!

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Waiting for baby is an absolutely magical time, and I love capturing these baby bumps and mamas glowing with anticipation, eager to meet their little ones in a few short weeks.  

Ashley was truly radiant, and so eager to meet her baby girl.  I adore these quiet, backlit moments in this light-filled corner of their home.  When I saw the light streaming through the windows in this alcove, I **may** have asked Tyler to move the dog crate and an end table out of the way.  Definitely worth it for these beautiful portraits!

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They designed the most beautiful nursery with stars and a moon on the navy blue walls, and the furniture was Ashley's when she was a little girl.  

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All of our maternity sessions have time for an outfit change, which is a great opportunity to do two very different "looks" in your portraits.  I love the more casual tunic and leggings that Ashley chose to wear in the bedroom, and the cozy portraits that we captured of this sweet family of **three**!

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Check back soon for their sweet baby girl's newborn portraits!

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Jessica's maternity session was extra special because of the timing. 

Her original due date was only one day before my due date, and she wound up delivering her baby girl early, just a few days after her gallery reveal appointment!  I received a text from her one morning saying, "Well, I won the 'whose baby will be born first' contest!"  I was as shocked as she was, and then just a few days later we found ourselves at the hospital getting ready to welcome our little boy early, too! 

I am so happy that we slowed down to capture these moments for this family at the very end of their journey to parenthood.  These maternity sessions are so full of anticipation and excitement, and it's always amazing to celebrate this time as a couple waits to welcome their baby to their family.

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Isn't she absolutely radiant?  I love these backlit images that give her such an ethereal quality.

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Jessica loved being able to choose a few lace dress options from our studio closet of gowns, and they were perfect on her to show off that lovely baby bump.  

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Are you expecting a little one this year?  Plan ahead to do your maternity session before week 36.  You never know if your baby will arrive early, and you wouldn't want to miss the opportunity to celebrate your pregnancy with a maternity session!

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A Summer Maternity Session at Congress Park - Saratoga Springs NY Maternity Photographer

We've been in the middle of a baby boom lately with so many newborn sessions in both Saratoga Springs and Boston, which also means we've enjoyed even more maternity sessions than usual, too!  

Jessica & Matt joined me at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs for a sunset maternity session, and we had the park almost entirely to ourselves on a rare quiet evening downtown.  Jessica wore one of our lavender gowns from the studio collection, and she was absolutely radiant while celebrating her baby bump and counting down the weeks to her sweet little one's arrival.

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This is one of my favorite shots from their session, and it's a pose that I think we'll definitely have to do more often!  I love how casual it is while showing off Jessica's beautiful baby bump and her long flowing gown.  

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I can't wait to meet their sweet little baby in just a few weeks!  Check back soon for their Fresh 48 session and lifestyle newborn session here on the blog!

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A Maternity Session in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs | New York Maternity Photographer

I had so much fun with all of our maternity clients this summer, and I'm excited to share Victoria & Dave's maternity session in Congress Park and Downtown Saratoga Springs with you today!

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It's never easy being on the other side of the camera, but these two truly made it look natural as they cuddled up together and told me all about how excited they were for their baby boy's arrival later this summer.  

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All of our outdoor maternity sessions are scheduled for the golden hour, that 1-1.5 hours before sunset when everything is bathed in a golden light.  Unfortunately on the day of Victoria's session, the forecast predicted thunderstorms right at the start of their session!  Luckily they were in the Saratoga area early and we were able to get together downtown before the rain started, which was perfect because the moment we each got back into our cars the skies opened up and a downpour began.  

It makes me love these moments captured during the calm before the storm even more, which is a bit what a maternity session is -- 9 months of anticipation before your life is turned upside down in the best of ways.

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And of course, anyone that will cross Broadway with me at the Caroline Street stoplight is just so much fun to be around!  We had about 15 seconds before the crosswalk light turned red again the cars started coming again, and I love these moments that we captured in such a short time!  Thanks for truly being up for anything, Victoria and Dave!  You're going to be AMAZING parents!

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July & August are filled with newborns this year, and I'm currently waiting on this little one to make his appearance later this summer!  As we count down the days until baby, let's enjoy his mama's beautiful maternity session in Congress Park & Downtown Saratoga Springs!

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Meg & Dan were SUCH a joy to work with!  We had the perfect summer evening in Congress Park, and the golden light was the perfect backdrop sparkling through the trees.  These two are absolutely adorable together, and so very much in love.  I loved hearing all about their adventures, and their plans for their baby boy's arrival!  

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Congress Park is one of my favorite spots in Saratoga for maternity & family portrait sessions because there is so much variety in such a small little area.  The double staircase built by the Trasks, the gorgeous fountains and stone columns, lots of ducks for toddlers to chase around, so much variety in the greenery, fresh flowers that change with the seasons, beautifully carved stone benches -- the options really are endless for a very fun session and so much variety in your final gallery!

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Looking for a family photographer or newborn photographer in Saratoga Springs?  I'd love to chat and plan the perfect session for your family.   Email me at hello (at) nicolestarrphotography.com or click the link below to get in touch!

A Greenhouse Maternity Session with Amy & Lo | Saratoga Springs Maternity Photographer

Sometimes things just come together perfectly, like these two:

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Amy & Lo met at the Saratoga racetrack a few years ago on Travers Weekend, and they've been inseparable ever since.  They got married last fall, and reached out to me about planning their maternity & newborn sessions as they eagerly wait for their baby boy to arrive later this summer.

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When they mentioned finding a location with a more natural feel, I suggested that we do their session in a greenhouse.  Well, as things just come together perfectly, luck would have it that Amy's family owns a local greenhouse and she grew up planting seedlings and watering the flowers right here in this building.  So of course we decided it would be the perfect location for their maternity session!  

Don't you agree?  I'm in love with the soft, diffused light and the beautiful flowers & greenery!  But of course, the real stars of the show are Amy, Lo, and her adorable baby bump!

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They both have family in Holland, so we had to incorporate these vintage wooden shoes into their session.  I love it when families bring a beautiful & meaningful family heirloom to their sessions for us to use in their portraits!

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Wondering what to wear for your maternity session?  I have a growing collection of gowns in the studio, like this slate blue one below.  These are perfect for our studio mamas, and I am always happy to let you come visit and try a few on beforehand to choose the ones that you'd like to wear during your portrait session!

Amy absolutely rocked the blue gown, and it looked incredible on her.  I love the way it showcases her baby bump and complements her hair & skin.  She's definitely radiant!

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Maternity sessions are best done between weeks 28-36.  If you're expecting a little one, I would love to chat with you about adding a maternity session on to your newborn package!  

Enjoy a few more recent maternity sessions on the blog:

Emily's Backlit Maternity Session in the Studio

Waiting for Baby Luca: A Studio Maternity Session

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Sweet baby Luca...

Long before she held you in her arms, your mama loved you.  She held a special place in her heart just for you, and she ached for the day you would be placed in her arms and she would enjoy her first cuddles with you. 

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Maternity sessions are always filled with anticipation, joy, and eager excitement.  I love capturing these calm, quiet moments celebrating what is yet to come.   I love it when these radiant mamas walk into the studio and are eager to celebrate their little one and to embrace their pregnancy and this beautiful stage of motherhood.  

Maternity sessions are quickly becoming one of my favorite types of sessions at the studio.  Many moms get their hair & makeup done before coming to the studio, and then they get to select a few gowns from the studio collection for their portraits.  The gown collection is steadily growing with beautiful, lightweight, floor-length gowns that fit all mamas-to-be, and they flatter you in a way that you can't help but feel gorgeous!  Seriously, put on a lace gown and tell me you don't feel beautiful... no way, you can't do it!  ;o)  

These backlit images (against the clean white backdrop) are always some of my favorites because they lend such an ethereal quality to your images, and they make you & your baby bump the focus of the session with nothing to distract from what is most important in the session -- the two of you!

Maternity sessions are typically done between weeks 32-36, though they can be done up to week 38 of your pregnancy -- we just don't schedule too close to the due date because you never know when your little one will make an appearance!  Many moms book their maternity session during the second trimester, and that gives us plenty of time to plan wardrobe & location together!  

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Emily: Saratoga Springs & Boston Maternity Portrait Session

The joy of motherhood comes in moments like this one.

It comes in looking down and anticipating all of the many ways that your life will be changed once your baby arrives.  Wondering who he or she will look like, what their first word will be, what their laugh will sound like, and who they will grow up to be one day.  

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Maternity portrait sessions are all about the ANTICIPATION.  This is such an exciting time in your life as you wait & wonder about this tiny little person that is going to come into the world and change your life in more ways than you can possibly imagine.  

Emily came to our Saratoga Springs studio for her maternity portrait session, and we had such a wonderful afternoon together showcasing her gorgeous baby bump and celebrating this incredible time of eager anticipation.  She just radiated joy and grace, and I loved watching her glow with confidence and happiness as she tried on one gown after another from our studio wardrobe and completely rocked her maternity session.

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Backlighting has become my absolute favorite element to incorporate into maternity sessions.  This style of dreamlighting is so airy and beautiful, and it gives such a gorgeous glow to the mamas.  It allowed Emily to truly shine during her session at the studio!

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And this one, my favorite image from the entire session.  Though I love every single image that we captured this one stands out to me in the way she casts her gaze down with those soft curls framing her face and her hands gently holding her bump.  This one encapsulates everything that I love so much about maternity sessions, and I cannot wait to welcome more expecting mamas into the studio for their sessions in the coming months!  

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Please email me at hello@nicolestarrphotography.com or use the CONTACT tab above, and let's plan your session!  These are best between weeks 30-36, and we often start planning maternity sessions during the second trimester to save a spot on the calendar for you.  

Now booking at our Saratoga Springs portrait studio, and at our Attleboro portrait studio.  Plus, if you've been dreaming of maternity portraits on the beach this summer, let's talk and plan a session on Cape Cod for sunset to show off that beautiful baby bump!