We wanted to try a little something new this week here at Pebble & Pine. You’ve been following our weddings, you’ve seen our engagement sessions, and you’ve even caught some glimpses of our landscapes. But today, you’re looking at our very first maternity shoot! Ever.
If you’ve been following our work for a while, you may recognize these adorable parents-to-be. In 2013 we shot Andrea and Eddie’s winter wedding in Whistler, BC. When we learned Andrea and Eddie were going to be parents, we lost our minds with excitement! Why? Because it meant we were going to be an uncle and auntie – Andrea is actually Matt’s sister.
After shooting a newborn session with a friend last year, Sayde has become more and more intrigued with photographing maternity portraits as well. She planted the idea in Andrea’s ear, who then graciously agreed to play model for Sayde’s experiment. Your first maternity shoot ever? With your pregnant future-sister-in-law? No pressure, Sayde. Luckily Eddie and Andrea are the type of couple who are up for anything, and so easy to shoot, which eases the nerves. Eddie has a habit of making hilarious faces which make Andrea’s warm smile shine.
We took Andrea and Eddie over to Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver to do a few portraits around sunset. Whytecliff Park has a small, beautiful beach, with a tiny island you can walk to when the tide is low. It’s really quite tranquil, and really very cute. Only, we didn’t take Andrea and Eddie to that ‘cute’ area of the park. We took them to the area that puts the ‘cliff’ in Whytecliff. Yes, we asked 8-month-pregnant Andrea if she would walk out on to a cliff, all for the sake of photographs – but not before we had her climb through the rugged trails and bushes to get to the cliffscape. She never hesitated for a second, and with Eddie chivalrously guiding her through the trails, we made our way to the edge of the earth for some photos of the two of them right as the sun set behind the Gulf Islands.
Thanks so much to Andrea and Eddie for being such amazing sports. It was really special for our first maternity shoot to be with people we care so much about!
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