When we began talking about taking maternity pictures, Dylan and Jess clearly wanted something nontraditional. For them pregnancy was a very natural organic event, so shooting outdoors was the obvious choice. Jess came up with the idea of using a canoe as a prop, and I loved it! We picked a date and headed to Big Creek Reservoir.
Big Creek Reservoir is in Newport, just a few miles inland. It’s a small reservoir surrounded by beautiful spruce trees. In the summer it’s stocked with trout and can be a quick and easy escape from the wind and fog.
But this was fall, and it rained.
We carried on.
For this shoot I used my Nikon D600, 28-300mm lens. Most of the shots are natural light, for some I used my SB 910 speed light on camera with a diffuser.