At the center of every family are two people who fell in love. That love is trialed and strengthened through the tribulations of life, and though the roots deepen, attention often shifts from the couple, to work, to children, to all the things that spin our daily life. I view maternity sessions as the perfect excuse for couples to reconnect as soak each other one in one last time before they take on the honorable and momentous title of “parents.”
Katy and Doug called me for a maternity session at a very unique time in their lives. They were in the middle of transitioning their lives from Boston to Chicago, and wanted to capture the details of their daily life in Boston. They desperately wanted their first child to know where their story began, and to share this story with their new world in the midwest. Katy and Doug meet every night in the Boston Garden on Doug’s way home from work, and sit on their favorite bench to catch up on everything they’ve missed while they’ve been apart. Their apartment is a block off the Garden, (where they got engaged) and they love staring out the big windows watching the sunset whenever they can. Katy loves Doug’s distinct gait, his disarming kindness, how dedicated he is to her and their future. Doug he loves Katy’s hair, and how she has become his best friend, his ultimate comfort. They want to raise their children to be open- minded, curious and hard-working.
When I set about photographing them, I wanted to make sure I captured the sentiment of everything they shared with me. So we started with a meet up in the Boston Garden, and took it from there.
**Meet me at the end of this post to see the incredible wall designs they purchased for their new home.
This is their favorite bench that they snuggle on at the end of every day.
I wanted to make sure that we got a great sense of location, so I made sure the skyline made it’s way into these photographs.
The expansive windows in their unit threw some beautiful golden light our way as the sun was heading down that evening.
Katy and Doug got engaged on their bed, so we hopped on and took a few frames of them reliving that moment for me. Their past, their future, in one fleeting moment.
At Katy and Doug’s design consultation, they decided to purchase two collections for separate spaces in their home – a vertical space in the living area, and a larger space in their master bedroom. I love how both collections share different details of their family story, and allow them to display the photographs in both public and private spaces in their home.
Karen is an award-winning photographer specializing in documenting and preserving family history. You can see more of her work online at www.kkpforlife.com, on Instagram or on Facebook. She would love to get to know more about YOU! If you’d like to contact her directly, you can find her at firstname.lastname@example.org.