Back at the beginning of August, I did a maternity shoot with Colleen, a model that I have worked with in the past. The last shoot that I did with Colleen was a collaboration on an old Hollywood-styled theme that we shot at Forest Park in St Louis. At that time Colleen was just a few months pregnant and just beginning to show a bump; but from the images that we took during that shoot you’d have never noticed. Colleen and I talked about possibly doing a maternity shoot later in her pregnancy when she was showing more of a bump. I was extremely happy when Colleen reached out to me and asked if I would do a maternity shoot with her. For the maternity shoot, Colleen brought her boyfriend, Brian, out with her. We chose to meet at the river front in historic St Charles, MO, because of the multitude of great portrait locations. I had shot there before and knew that we would be able to make some beautiful images with the two of them in several spots. We started out early in the morning before the crowds arrived since it is a popular area. As we moved from location to location, I couldn’t help but think that Colleen and Brian had been together for a long time because of the way they interacted with each other. The connection between the two of them was quite palpable, making it easy to capture their love for one another in the images we created. I just loved the way the two of them relaxed with one another in front of the camera and allowed their feelings to show through in the photos. You’ll find a few photos from the maternity shoot with Colleen and Brian here, as well as a video slideshow from their maternity shoot. I hope you will join me in congratulating these two on their future addition to their family.