Glowing! That is always the term used to describe mothers when they are pregnant. I honestly can say with some certainty that many mothers don't necessarily feel it. I am quite confident with this, is that I have been pregnant four times myself. Each pregnancy I felt many different things ranging from gigantic to exhausted (and so many other things...).

As a MN Maternity Photographer my goal is to showcase mommas beautiful bodies. To highlight the amazing curves, their strength and their beauty. To do this I really focus on great preparation, natural posing and having lots of fun! 

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One of the most important jobs as a MN Maternity Photographer is to help mommas prepare for their sessions. After all I want them to be comfortable (or as comfortable as possible) and feel to their best. To help with this we talk ahead of the session so I can learn what are the important poses and images for each client and what style they are looking for.  We schedule ahead of time and make sure to stay in contact in case anything changes regarding the pregnancy. I also provide guidance in decisions regarding outfits and locations. Providing gowns that are meant to flatter a mothers body is also something I truly enjoy. I have a closet of client gowns that are very versatile and comfortable. 

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When I first met Amanda I was just giddy! After all she has this outgoing fun personality, beautiful long hair and the cutest little baby bump! Photographers dream right there!

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We started discussing the possible locations for their session and I suggested Minneopa Falls. After all I just just imagining flowing trains and beautiful curls in her long hair (my creativity was flowing).

Then she told me that her grandfather built the stairs at Minneopa State Park!

I think my jaw may have hit the floor and I very likely was bouncing with excitement.

What are the chances that the first place I suggested was the absolute one place in the state we HAD to do their session?! 

 

This romantic session between Amanda and Jon was meant to be in every way! We had so much fun and I was feeling pretty darn envious I never looked anywhere near this glamorous during any of my pregnancies.  

 

Amber Skluzacek is a MN Maternity Photographer. She is a full service maternity photographer that creates images and products that will be cherished forever. Her work focuses on using natural elements while posing safely and beautifully.

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