Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Maternity Photos

Over the weekend, Airika and I went down to lovely Toutle, WA (near Mt. St. Helens) to visit our friends Lynne and Bryan. Lynne and I met when we were 5 years old back in NC. We went to the same church and the same school, and I was very excited when she and her husband moved out to WA a few years ago. Airika and I like to go down there visit whenever we can--to hang out, relax and watch the wildlife, and do a little fishing. My plan for this past weekend was to catch my first steelhead (an elusive fish that I have been trying to catch for years), and shoot our first maternity session.

Let's just say that one out of two ain't bad...










Congratulations Lynne and Bryan, we can't wait to meet the little guy!

Gerald

10 comments:

Hannah Rose said...

I love the "face off" one (from shoulders down)! The last four are, I think, my favorites. Especially the one from above. You guys are great!

Leah said...

I lived in WA for 19 years and never heard of Toutle, it makes for great pictures though! Beautiful, if I had to pick one I would say the kiss in the field is my fav!

Callie Crass said...

Love the pictures you guys! Never would have guessed it was your first! :) Love the ones looking down from above! Too Sweet!

Ella Blue Studio said...

Nice job guys!

Bethany said...

Wow those are amazing. I love the coloring of the first two - and the kiss in the field has so much personality to it. Great job! I don't know how you guys find these amazing fields and rusted cars as backdrops!

Gerald & Airika said...

Thanks guys!

Bethany--It really is an amazing location. Their house is on a large piece of property there in Toutle, and we actually shot all of these photos within 100 yards of their front door! The wildlife there is amazing too. While we were shooting there were deer playing and chasing each other through the fields, there were eagles overhead, and we watched a bobcat checking things out. I even saw an elk from their front porch that morning. Just amazing...

Gerald

Lucky Red Hen said...

BEAUTIFUL pics! Those are marvelous :o) Great angles, background and lighting!

Colleen Donovan said...

That has got to be one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen for pictures. The way you captured both of them is awesome! I LOVE the angles and their expressions. Next time I'm pregnant you are doing a session for me! And no, you don't have a choice. :)

Marilyn Coleman said...

Knowing these two beautiful people and watching them celebrate the joy they share, is like watching the petals of a rose open as it blooms. You captured their friendship, commitment and love. What a God given talent! Thank You.

Smith Gallery Photography said...

I am in love with your style and coloring...
beautiful beautiful session!



seattle wedding photography, seattle photographer wedding, wedding photographer seattle, redmond photograph, wedding photojournalism, wedding photographer, northwest wedding, the knot, wedding channel, bellevue wedding, bothell wedding, seattle photography, documentary photo, wedding, Lake Washington, Pacific Northwest, redmond wedding photographer, redmond wedding photography, www.geraldpope.com , microsoft photography, PRO Sports Club, PRO, Northwest, photojournalist, photojournalism, documentary photography, san diego, california, vacation, weddings, bothell, woodinville, bellevue, redmond, seattle, tacoma, mt. vernon, Pike Place, Alki, Golden Gardens, Discovery Park, bellingham, bainbridge island, orcas, san juans, portraits, senior portraits, photos, kids, children, pet photography, the classic crime, SAM, Olympic Sculpture Park, Gasworks park, erwin wijanto, engagements, Mountain Springs Lodge, Lake Union, Semiahmoo Resort, Long Beach Aquarium, Fairmont Olympic, B & E Wedding show, Fall Bridal Spectacular, Seattle Wedding Show, Seattle Bride, real weddings, Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom, Best Seattle wedding photographer, artistic wedding photography, modern photographer, Lairmont Manor, Colorado weddings