Do you remember a couple years ago when I photographed this gorgeous maternity session in downtown Boston? That was Jacqui, carrying Iona. When it was time again for Jacqui to have a little bun in the oven, she made this gorgeous dress of Ponyo’s mother “Gran Mamere” from Studio Ghibli’s film Ponyo. We wanted scenic cliffsides and the ocean…and I think we got it in beautiful Gloucester, MA.
Jacqui was SO gung ho about getting in the water. She was like “LET’S DO IT!” Yes ma’am! We had a cloudless late-summer day to ourselves at this cove, where we hung out barefoot in the sand and tide.
Photographing Jacqui is like BUTTA. She is so beautiful and comfortable in front of the camera, and as you can see, she’s like freakin’ GLOWING, MAN! Not to mention wildly talented. The dress was gorgeous, rippling in the wind like a breeze across the sea. I loved playing with the movement of the dress in both land and water. It made us both appreciate those cosplayers who do underwater shoots, and the photographers. We had fun in the sun and got back to our cars soaking wet! WORTH ITTTT.
We sat on these photos for a short while, and before we knew it, Griffin was HERE!
Welcome to the world, Griffin. I know you’re going to have an amazing time. You’ve got some pretty cool parents.
Booking: Currently I’m booking photoshoots for Toronto from November 24-December 1st. From December onwards, I’m booking in the greater Boston Area, and as far northwards as Portland ME and southwards as Providence, RI. Soon, I’m booking for photoshoots at the Ice Castles in New Hampshire. I’m always booking weddings at rileywestphoto.com, as well as holiday family portraits. Please contact me to set anything up.