So I was pretty excited to meet this expecting couple. As is often the way, I got an email from Mama M inquiring about a maternity session and it was clear to me that she wasn’t shopping around for a photographer. Some people are really drawn to your art, and those are the folks you generally get on best with, and that is exactly who this couple is. Mama M was needlessly complimentary about my images in her exchanges with me, but the story behind her wanting a maternity photo session resonated with me on a personal level. You see, she had been thinking of doing a newborn photo session for awhile, but it wasn't until some time though her pregnancy that she realized how important and sentimental she was about bump photos (to see another recent maternity photo session, check out this blog post). She said we “have fallen so in love with our bump and the micro-human growing inside”, and that is how it happened with my first pregnancy. It took me more than a few months to warm to the idea of doing a maternity photo session. So I knew I had to meet this Mama, and a few email exchanges later our session was locked in. An added bonus to the session was how fun Dada B was behind the camera. Understandably, men are generally not quite as comfortable and the star of the show for maternity sessions is always the expecting mama, but with dad's theater background, he was a total character. Adding to the general warmth I felt from this couple was that our session was taking place in my old hood - we used to be neighbors. So our walk around Stuyvesant Square literally felt like I was catching up with old friends and I couldn't be happier that we were able to make this session work. P.S. How cool is the term "micro-human"?