As a photographer, one of the favorite parts of my job is finding/shooting in fun new locations.  For my maternity sessions, I will often do a little location scouting to find something that perfectly fits my couple, my brand, is beautiful and unique!  Last night, I had the chance to photograph a maternity session outside of Millersburg, Ohio in one of those perfect locations!

Millersburg Ohio Maternity Photography

When Shelbie and I first started discussing their session, she said they were a laid back, casual couple and they didn't have any particular location in mind.  However, I also happen to work with Brandon's mom who has shown me pictures of this sweet couple and I knew she was positively adorable and I absolutely loved her sweet, but casual style.  

So I went to work scouting out the perfect location for Shelbie and Brandon, but after a few days I was still coming up short!  Brandon is a high school football coach so we needed to keep it in an area close to his school so we could meet shortly after practice.  I do not do a lot of sessions in the Millersburg area, so I felt like my ideas were very limited.  I took to Google and searched scenic locations in the area.  Finally, this beautiful wooden staircase appeared under images and I just KNEW I had to find out.  It looked as if a Pennsylvania photographer had shot a wedding at that location several years back, so my biggest fear was that it was appearing by mistake.  However, I took a chance and sent a quick e-mail to the photographer asking if she remembered where the location was.

Thank goodness for sweet photographers who are happy to share their locations and Google for the save, because it was just outside of town!  The location was just as beautiful as I had hoped for and of course, Shelbie was dressed perfectly to match.  Another fun part of Maternity sessions, especially for first time moms, is talking all things baby.  It is so fun to hear their plans so far for this new little one who will change their lives in so many ways.  

Shelbie and Brandon were so incredibly sweet and I am so excited for them both to become new parents to this sweet baby girl.  High school sweethearts turned husband and wife and now mommy and daddy is always one of the best kinds of stories.  From the giggles they shared as we did their session and the sweet smiles on their faces, you can tell this little one is already so loved and has wonderful parents to teach her everything they know.  

Congratulations to you both and enjoy your sweet baby girl!