When I found out that Susana was expecting a baby, I would like to say that I instantly envisioned this shoot however that is a fib. I had actually envisioned this shoot for so many expectant moms that contacted me for a session however it took me offering the session to Susana as a “well, let’s see what we get” idea before I finally got someone to say yes. I mean, it was a crazy idea – pregnant women in the water with a big flowy maternity gown. Not only did I have to find someone willing to do it – I had to find the RIGHT person that would be comfortable in that setting. I was pitching a whole mess of nature involved in the shoot and Susana went for it! We met in the afternoon in a local park/forest that I had scouted after asking other photographers where they had used for similar themed shoots and we dove right in. I was knee-deep in water to get Susana in the places that I wanted her in the water. I was nervous to drop a camera or two – I am not going to lie. But concentrating and thinking and relaxing myself and trying not to fall, it all worked out. I only regret that I didn’t take someone with us to get some behind the scenes shots of what went into the making of this shoot because I am sure it was quite a scene. And the bug bites I suffered – Susana not so much thankfully I think because she was more clothed than I was but I got some interesting ones and they took weeks to heal. BUT they were so worth it.
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