My First Wedding Comes Full Circle

April 10, 2016

A few years ago, Amanda and Greg chose me to be their wedding photographer, and it was the first wedding I ever photographed on my own (as in, it was so long ago, I can’t even link to the gallery, because it wasn’t on this site or the beta one before this).  Their faith in me paid off, because their photos were awesome, if I do say so myself, and now, as they are expecting their first child, they hired me again to photograph their maternity session.

I have photographed maternity sessions in the past, but since I focus mostly on weddings, I haven’t done a maternity session in quite some time, and I’m so thrilled Amanda and Greg allowed me to capture this time for them. The glow of an expecting mother cannot be matched, and is a time in life that is very much worth documenting.

a couple in love pose for maternity photos in casual clothing next to a pond near Columbia, SC
Amanda and Greg chose a location that means a lot to Amanda: her best friend’s childhood home in Newberry, SC.
Maternity couple in the woods, giggling
As always in my sessions, a couple of serious poses end in laughter after a couple of jokes or silly comments. I just love the reactions Amanda and Greg had when they started giggling.
Soon to be parents laugh and pose next to a pond under an oak tree
This pond, this tree, and the way they interact is even more beautiful than I remember them the day they were married.
Maternity photos in a field of wheat casual wear
During Amanda’s childhood, this field is where a lot of her playtime happened with her best friend, Jenny.
Maternity detail photo in field of wheat in columbia, sc
I just love the beauty of being in a place that means a lot to a couple, especially when it’s a couple I’ve been blessed enough to document since the beginning of their relationship.

maternity couple photos next to a fence in the country sunburst columbia scGreg and Amanda both were so amazing during their couple’s photos. After some casual photos, we let Greg off the hook, and I got to focus on Amanda’s glowing beauty for the remainder of this maternity session.

Maternity gown blowing in the wind under a magnolia tree in Columbia, Newberry, SC
We began under this magnolia tree, and my favorite part of the day was when Amanda said “what’s more Southern than a fancy dress under a magnolia tree? If this isn’t Melissa Brewer Photography, I don’t know what is!”
maternity photos in a purple gown
This purple gown was the perfect accent to Amanda’s natural beauty.
Maternity photo fairytale mother nature photo in newberry columbia sc
This one is definitely among my top 10 favorite images from this session!
maternity photos through ivy
What an amazing blessing it was to be able to capture this time for Amanda and Greg, and spend time on the property where a lot of Amanda’s childhood memories were made. Thank you, guys, for allowing me to be a part of this huge time in your lives! I love you both!



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