Maternity Shoot: Wintertime Snuggles

Spiced cider, scarves, nights by the fire — yeah, you could say that we have the colder months ahead on our minds today. Sure, there’s plenty of warm days left in our slowly dwindling summer, but we couldn’t resist when we were introduced to this precious maternity shoot by Idalia Photography. Once you see the images from the parents-to-be’s day exploring the many trails at Allaire State Park in New Jersey, we’re certain you won’t blame us. Going after a laid back, rustic feel, the happy couple began their day with one of our favorite wintertime treats — whipped cream topped hot chocolate — as they snuggled up together on the steps of one of the park’s log cabins. We love this portion of the maternity shoot most of all because the golden color created by the soft sunlight and the cabin’s yellow-red foundation creates a darling complement to Megan and Dave’s neutral toned outfits. However, the adorable photos that follow of the expecting parents showing off their son-in-waiting’s first pair of shoes are definitely heart-melters as well. During this latter part of their day, Megan brightens up things a bit by changing in a coral sweater. This clothing choice again wows us by adding a nice pop of color to the darker hues that accent the rest of the shoot’s winter backdrops. If the warm fuzzy feelings that this maternity session give us are any indication of those felt by Megan and Dave, we’d say that these gorgeous photos will be treasured for many years to follow. 

two white mugs of hot chocolate by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
hot chocolate with whipped cream by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
couple sharing hot chocolate by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
couple sharing hot chocolate by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
couple sharing hot chocolate by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
expecting parents by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
couple sharing hot chocolate on cabin steps by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
couple sharing hot chocolate on cabin porch by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
couple on cabin porch by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
couple kissing on cabin porch by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
expecting mom on cabin porch by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
expecting parents with baby shoes by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
expecting parents with baby shoes by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
expecting parents at Allaire State Park by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
expecting parents at Allaire State Park by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
expecting parents at Allaire State Park by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
expecting mom and dad at Allaire State Park by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
Allaire State Park maternity shoot by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
man hugging pregnant wife by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
couple hugging on porch by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography
couple kissing on porch by Idalia Photography
Photography by: Idalia Photography

Completely gorgeous. Thank you Idalia Photography for sharing!

~Audra

Photographer: Idalia Photography//Reception Venue: Allaire State Park//

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