Ashley Kelly Photography | melissa & bryan maternity shoot

melissa & bryan maternity shoot

April 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Since starting my photography business, I've had the opportunity to work with many couples and I've been blessed to do so! Each has their own unique set of traits to bring to the photoshoot that help shape the pictures. And while I may be bias because I'm family, working with Melissa and Bryan last weekend was a dream! For those of you who don't know them, let me share their story:

For years, the couple has been trying to have a child. They had everything in place, all they needed was the baby. But after years of trying with no luck, they learned having a child the natural way wasn't in the cards for them. After months of trying different options, they still had no luck. This past summer, Melissa began IVF and all the scary things that come with it. Seeing her go through this personally was hard but knowing it could bring her a child kept the faith for us all. This past August, my husband and I got a call one night that had the happiest news: they were finally going to have the baby of their dreams! The last 8 months haven't been obstacle free, but amazingly through it all, she's always kept the faith! They are such an inspiration. Now, they're just a couple weeks away from meeting Baby W and I could not be happier for them!! 

The photoshoot was one of my most unique yet and I loved it! Melissa and Bryan love all things farm so naturally, that was the perfect environment for their shoot. We began our day at their home, with the most beautiful view! The weather was perfect after weeks of cold. Everything fell into place perfectly. 

Up next, we went to a farm that had special meaning to Bryan. We kept this spot simple; highlighting the silos that were part of that farm in the background. 

Lastly, we stopped at a cow farm of a nearby friend. This part was so fun and definitely something I had never done before! 

These pictures really brought me back to why I'm doing photography. Everyday is not easy and there are times that are more difficult than others, but as Melissa and Bryan showed me, you have to keep the faith. You have to stay positive and have your goals in mind. They are truly inspiring!

Enjoy the pictures everyone and thanks for reading :)



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