I adore doing maternity pictures at the Shrine of St Anthony. This spot is special for so many reasons. There are tons of locations on the property to choose from, the architecture is amazing, the lighting is perfect morning and evening and it really is one of my favorite places to shoot.
Maternity pictures at the Shrine of St Anthony are guaranteed to have a bunch of variety. Inside the courtyard, outside the gates, near the garden, out by the Adirondack chairs and the fence enclosing the pasture, by the flowering trees in the spring and the fall colors in the fall – there are so many spots to choose from and it never gets boring.
The architecture is one of the reasons I keep coming back to take maternity pictures here. The gray stone walls are so beautiful and in keeping with my light and airy style. There’s a fountain inside the courtyard that adds an element of whimsy and the wrought iron gates are amazing to add dimension and interest to each shot. The arches outside the courtyard walls are so pretty and they frame clients beautifully. I’ve used both the arches and the gates in so many different ways and clients are blown away by how interesting their photos look!
And the lighting, oh my word, the lighting. Maternity pictures are beautiful in and of themselves, but great lighting elevates any shoot. I always say that you can take a great shot with flat lighting and the photo is just meh. Or you can take an average shot in fabulous light and magic happens. Take the same great shot as in the first example and pair it with fabulous light and the inquiries come flooding in. I’ve done early morning sessions at the Shrine and I regularly do evening sessions there – the light is great at either time. Maternity pictures at the Shrine of St Anthony are *always* a good idea.
Jess and Spencer met up with me to document the pregnancy of their first son and aren’t they stunning??? I love the outfits she chose for her maternity pictures and I love the snuggles, giggles, and sweet moments we captured. Congratulations to Jess and Spencer on baby Elliot! His newborn pictures coming soon!