Carmelita's Maternity Shoot / by Mark Soriano

Carmelita is my sister-in-law and she is expecting her first child in a couple months and wanted to have a maternity shoot. We chose to take the photos at my mother-in-law's home. She was thoughtful enough to basically clear out her living room so that we had ample space to shoot.

There was a little bit of snow the night before, so it was quite cold and icy on the ground. Despite this fact, we did want to take a few photos outside. After carefully making it out back on the deck, we were able to take few shots out there. It was super pretty outside with just the thinnest layer of ice on the ground.

We ended the shoot back inside with a change in outfit. Carmelita wanted a very sporty and comfortable look. I couldn't resist jumping in on the fun. After getting into photography almost 10 years ago, I noticed that there were nice photos of everyone I knew except myself, so I figured I'd start ensuring I was in at least one haha!

My wife and I are very excited to meet the newest addition to the family, our neice Reign.