Marina & Steve


Marina is actually one of my best friends from high school and now she and Steve are expecting! Marina and Steve have been together since the beginning of high school, so around 10-11 years. They have gotten married and are now expecting a little bundle of joy (by the time you’re reading this, they have had the baby already)! 


greenhouse maternity photos


Marina and Steve are big nature lovers so they really wanted their maternity session to have a lot of greenery. Naturally, due to the unpredictability of the weather (thanks rain), our original plan of being surrounded by pine trees was a no-go. Fortunately for us though, we had thought of a backup plan. Goldner Walsh is a gorgeous garden center with tons of different plants & greenery which was perfect for what Marina & Steve were looking for. It also is temperature controlled and was the perfect alternative for their maternity photos. The universe really said.... here you go! You do have to pay a small fee in order to take photos here but trust me when I say it is 100% worth it.


Marina looked like an absolute goddess. Everything from her dress to the freckles across her face were just so beautiful and I can't help but tear up thinking about how amazing of a mom she will be. Throughout Goldner Walsh, there are a ton of different locations you can move around to which is perfect if you're wanting to switch up the scenery a bit while you're there. We eventually moved to one of their event spaces where weddings are often held.


Whenever I work with my couples, I always ask if they want to have props during their session or not. Props are a good way to accessorize and spice up your session a bit and can be really helpful especially if you suffer with "I don't know what to do with my hands" syndrome. Of course for this maternity session, Marina and Steve brought along some little slippers and even the outfit they believe they will take their baby home from the hospital. Brb crying! While I don't get to photograph maternity sessions too too often, I am beyond honored to have been there to capture such an important time in their lives. On our way to our cars we got caught in a torrential downpour, but we left knowing that these are photos Marina & Steve will be able to cherish for a lifetime.


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Photos By Gayle does more than just take photos of people. Rather, it is capturing moments of LOVE and HAPPINESS. Singing to the skies, dancing in a field, smiles that hurt because they’re so big. There is nothing else I would rather be doing than photographing these unique details that make you and your significant other a couple. If Marina & Steve's session puts a spark in you, you know where to click <——— right there!

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