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The Beauty of Maternity

They say that pregnant women gave a glow.   There really is something unmistakably radiant about a woman expecting a child, especially when it’s her first.   Add to the picture an adoring husband and the glow becomes blinding.   I just love witnessing that new level of love reflected between a soon to be mother and father as well as their palpable expectant joy for the child soon to enter the world.   It’s so beautiful to see, and exciting to photograph. 

Cynthia and Eric, a beaming and beautiful young couple, are expecting their first child, a girl in fact.   We shot these images at about 40 weeks on a warm summer evening.   I just love the all the greens in the foliage and in her dress, along with the golds from the setting sun.   Green is traditionally a color of growth, new life and hope, and gold of celebration.   I couldn’t have found a better background for my subject matter:  an old Tuscan road rarely traveled anymore.  (Actually, it was shot in their back alley in Virginia, but let’s just go with the Italian road theme, no one needs to know.)

These images are not only lovely keepsakes for Cynthia and Eric, but I‘m sure they will become priceless treasures for their daughter when she gets to look back on them and find herself reflected in the love between her young mother and father, tenderly awaiting her arrival.  

Love, creating life, is beautiful indeed.


  • Zoe - July 16, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    Lovely photos, Renata!!

  • Katie Murphy - July 16, 2010 - 5:14 pm

    Those photos are beautiful!

  • Renata - July 22, 2010 - 5:38 pm

    Thank you! My subjects were truly beautiful and inspiring!

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