As soon as I saw the field with it’s long grass and hundreds of wild flowers I knew that this was the perfect spot for Alpine maternity photos. Tania and I had chatted about finding somewhere beautiful where we could capture the mountains in the background and her fabulous bump among spring flowers. The weather, however, had other ideas. On first scheduled day of our shoot there was glorious sunshine and blue skies up until 6pm when we had arranged to meet. Almost exactly on the dot of 6pm there were huge cracks of thunder and flashes of lightning in the sky. As Tania and Mike climbed up the steps to meet us, the heavens opened and no amount of optimism would save us.
We had planned a little picnic so Mike lugged the basket up the stairs and into our living room and we picnicked to the sound of the storm raging around the mountain tops. It was then that Mike told me about the Landi farmer’s forecast and how he’d known from the website that it was going to rain at 6. I think both Tania and I could have hit him! After a few more cancellations – and lots more checks on Landi! – we finally had a clear day but no Mike. So, in an attempt to get some bump shots before little Thompson was born, we took Tania out for some solo portraits. The light was perfect and Tania’s purple maxi dress was the perfect complement to blue skies, grass, clover and buttercups.
My favourite shot was her reaction just after I asked whether she thought Mike knew what was going to hit him! Less than a month to go now Mike… are you ready?!