Italian photographer Vanessa Illi captured beautiful expecting mama Alice in this romantic maternity session. Every image from this shoot is breathtaking and can stand alone as its own work of art, including tender quiet moments and some stylish outdoor shots. Join us as we share this lovely session below.
When mommy met daddy
From the Mom-to-be (Alice): We met in February 2013 at a shooting: I was the model and he was the photographer. It was a snowy day and while I was freezing posing outside, his camera died! He admitted that he was so nervous that morning that he had forgotten the batteries at home.
Overall the shoot went well and after that we worked together a couple of times again, until one day we started chatting about how relationships nowadays are so hard, and we decided to go out for lunch to chat more, and it all started from there.
A beautiful surprise
Alice: The pregnancy was a big surprise for me, because I didn’t know I was expecting a baby until I was 5 months pregnant! I didn’t notice the belly bump until then. We were very happy about this surprise and discovered she’s a girl! We have already decided to call her Ginevra.
Thoughts from the mom-to-be
Alice: I dreamed a lot about having a special shooting with my baby Ginevra. I imagined shades of pink, big windows, and a romantic atmosphere. I feel so grateful that this special team of artists made my dream come true!
Vanessa is a great photographer, hard worker, and a scrupulous person, but she made it look easy. Roxy did a great job with styling including make-up and hair, she is a complete artist. The location provided by Santomaro was magnificent, with his pool surrounded by nature and the house filled by light. I really love all the photos!
Thoughts from the photographer
Vanessa Illi: I’ve had beautiful experiences during my two pregnancy periods, so I really wanted to show how wonderful a pregnant woman could be through this photo session with Alice. The physical and inner beauty of a mother-to-be are just so precious.
About Vanessa Illi
I’m a mother of two (Giammattia and Viola), a happy wife, and a young Italian wedding photographer. I love to tell stories through photos and often define myself as a “photography-teller”. I truly love being a photographer and capturing precious moments of love; my work is my life!
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