Tag: maternity

Downtown Norfolk portraits of Emily & Ken's Maternity Photo session by LaKaye Mbah

Emily & Ken: Waiting for Baby

I usually like to photograph maternity sessions around the 8th month mark. However, sometimes the scheduling works out in a way that cuts extremely close to the baby’s due date. It just so happened that Emily was officially due just one week before our session. For you seasoned moms, you know that means the baby could […]

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Ilia’s Growing Family

When I found out Dominique’s sister was pregnant, I begged her to do a double baby-bump shoot. My normally agreeable and down-for-anything-stylist flat out refused!!! LOL! But that’s ok. She let me take her maternity pics the first time she was pregnant. Finally, I was able to convince her to hop in one shot to help […]

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Waiting for Sweet Pea

Last time I checked, my friends Melanie and Stefan didn’t have a name for their little Valentine daughter, so they began calling her Sweet Pea. (It’s a super adorable nickname and I’m jealous I didn’t think of it first). Anyway, Melanie coaxed me out of my coastal Virginia Beach crib to photograph her special addition in […]

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I never thought I was beautiful…

I never thought of myself as beautiful. There, I said it. For years I’ve been encouraging women to express their inner beauty and forget industry standards. But I never recognized it in myself… Until I got pregnant with my daughter, Maya. During that time, I never felt more beautiful. I think fondly of that time […]

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