Emily + Brandon | Sunset Ridge Park maternity pictures | Champaign


Some of you may recognize Emily as one of my frequent second shooters at weddings. Well, she's having a baby any day now, and a couple weeks ago we headed out to Sunset Ridge Park in Champaign for a sweet little maternity session with her husband Brandon. Can't wait to meet #babymagers ! :) hill pictures with negative space

maternity belly pics with wildflowers

couples' maternity session

mommy daddy maternity pictures

off-camera flash maternity

Amy | Mansfield maternity photographer


Amy contacted me a couple months ago about doing her maternity session. So we waited until just the right time (about 34 weeks) and photographed her with the beautiful backdrop of her lovely decorated house. I loved the pink stripes in the nursery and the deep teal in the master bedroom! Amy also had the foresight to wear a couple maternity photography gowns for the session. The white Greek goddess one was beautiful (though maybe a bit heavy for the 90-degree weather we were having!), and the teal one was interesting to put one, but added more color to her session! And we even got dad John in one a few images. Best of luck with your delivery, Amy!

pink nursery maternity session

black gown teal bedroom maternity

white Greek maternity gown

Upcoming changes | Champaign-Urbana maternity photographer

I'm excited to announce a few minor changes at Holly Birch Photography beginning on or around May 1. 1) Rather than DVDs for wedding images, I will now be putting images onto either a 4- or 8GB USB thumb drive. I believe this will be better and easier for everyone in the long run -- especially me who often forgets to burn the print release onto the disc!

2) Beginning May 1, online proofing for portrait sessions will not be available until after you complete an in-studio (or in-home) ordering session. Also, rather than offering print credits with portrait sessions, you will instead get 10% off anything you order during the ordering session.

3) The pricing structure for prints and canvases will be changing slightly as well. Actual prices are staying the same, but I have simplified everything by removing some less popular items, and changing to non-crop photo ratios (this will make more sense at your ordering session, but basically means you will get an 8x12” print rather than an 8x10” print, for example).

And, since every post is better with an image, here is a sneak peek at Catherine & Brian's maternity session from yesterday. Best of luck to the parents-to-be as they near their due date!