This winter was COLD. As a Pittsburgh maternity photographer, that made my job really difficult. I think it was about 15 degrees Fahrenheit the day I shot Alexis and Dan’s maternity portraits. I typically reschedule outdoor portrait sessions if it is under 20-25 degrees. Alexis and Dan were troopers and wanted to go ahead with the shoot in the freezing temperatures. We were going to shoot the session at Boyce Park, but with no shelter (except our cars), it really did not seem feasible. I recommended The University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning because we can shoot outside for 5 minutes, and then warm up inside for 20 minutes! I might be exaggerating a little bit, but not much! I was dressed in layers upon layers, and gloves, hats, scarves, and hand warmers. I can’t even imagine how cold Alexis was!! Half way through the session, I remembered that I had a nice warm blanket in my car that might be a cute (and necessary) addition to the shoot. It was! Even with the blanket, I could see Alexis starting to shake or Dan’s hands turning bluish red… and we’d rush inside to warm up! I feel so terrible to have an expectant mother in any harsh conditions, so this was a tough one. These two were so excited about the shoot and about their little bundle of joy, that it truly didn’t bother them. All I could see through my lens was the warm love they have for one another and their baby. Here are some of the highlights of their maternity session. I hope you enjoy! Newborn baby Michael Murphy’s newborn session blog post … coming soon!
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