When my good friend who is a florist called to tell me she’s pregnant, the ideas for a floral studio maternity session ran wild! I had the privilege of capturing Ashley’s maternity photos last month. Ashley an incredible florist (Garden and Grace Florals) located here in Gainesville, FL. We’ve had the opportunity to collaborate several times now; you may have seen her work at our very first underwater wedding shoot, local weddings, and, most recently, the styled elopement we captured at the Laurel Oak Inn. Ashley is already an incredible mama to two amazing little girls and is now adding a sweet boy to the mix! Since she’s a florist by trade, the obvious choice was a floral maternity session for her photoshoot….LOTS of florals.
She custom-designed the floral sculptures seen in this fine art image of her in the gold dress. Additionally, we combined our floral collections to create a stunning rainbow image. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, a “rainbow baby” is a child born after infertility and/or infant loss. They are the rainbow after the storm. I’ve also experienced the pain of miscarriage and infertility and it was one of the things that drew us together. When Ashley told me she was expecting this miracle, I may or may not have full on ugly cried with joy. Every child is a blessing, and friend, it was so, so, SO special to celebrate yours with you.