I recently took my maternity pictures with one of my favorite photographers in the Wilmington, NC area The Photography of Haley Katherine. She has been doing my family portraits for the last couple of years. She always makes me feel so beautiful in her pictures, I can’t recommend her enough.
Finding a spot to take photos was a struggle, I had many ideas in my head on where to take them that didn’t pan out. I finally came up with the idea of doing them at Moores Creek because of its ties to the
It turned out to be a great day for photos and the sun was perfect. We walked the trail and found a nicely wooded area to take photos in.
Now let’s get into the details of this look. The dress is the Emerlie Gown in Velvet from Sew Trendy. I caught it on sale during pre-black Friday sales. It arrived way before my shot date, so I was happy with the shipping. I did feel it was tight when I first put it on but after putting it on again prior to my photos it fit perfectly. I also purchased a matching sash to wear with the dress. I got tons of compliments from people who saw me in the dress.
For makeup I wanted a look that would pop with the dress. I decided to go for natural glam with a pop of color on the lips. Products used will be listed below.
Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way Spiced Rum
Concealer: Too Faced Concealer in Maple
Brows: Kat Von D brow pomade in Walnut
Eyes: Nars Amande concealer as base, Juvias Place Kano as a transition shade, Magnolia Makeup Sphinx as lid shade, and Juvias Place Mino in outer v
Liner: Certifye Black Liquid liner
Hightlight: Artist Couture La Peach and Black Up Jennie Jenkins #2 mixed together
Blush: Nars Outlaw
Setting powder: Laura Mercier Medium Deep translucent
Contour: Fenty Beauty contour stick
Lipstick: Coloured Raine matte liquid lipstick in Cherry Blossom
For my hair, I wanted big bold natural textured wand curls. I used my trusty wand curler to curl my entire head. It took about 50 minutes to complete the look. I also added a shea butter sheen spray to give my hair a little shine. I then finger combed the curls to give it a looser effect.
Now we start the countdown until we meet our little man in a couple of weeks.