Intimate Film Maternity Session | Raleigh NC Lifestyle Photographer


My beautiful friend Sara reached out just days (literally) before her due date, wanting a quick and simple maternity session. Up until that point she hadn’t been sure if she wanted to do a maternity session but as the end of her pregnancy drew near she felt compelled to document this season of her life.

This impromptu session yielded some of my favorite maternity images I’ve ever done. I think it proved to me that maternity sessions should be kept simple and focus on documenting the feeling of anticipation as well as celebrating how amazing the female body and all it is capable of really is.

Sunset Maternity Family Photography Raleigh | Kennedy Family

raleigh sunset maternity session

I love maternity sessions that include the whole family, it's a last chance to document life as you know it before you welcome another beautiful little soul to your family.  You'd never know from the gorgeous warm light we were shooting in, but this sunset maternity family session took place on a super chilly evening in Spring.  We were having unseasonably warm weather up until the day of the session, so it surprised us all when it turned downright cold!  This incredible family toughed it out though, and I'm so glad they did.  What we ended up with were some heartfelt, authentic and beautiful images of this family of three (soon to be four!).


Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family, newborn and maternity photographer residing in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She serves Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary and beyond.  Jamie specializes in creating authentic images in beautiful light, and preserving those images in custom artwork that can be treasured and passed down to future generations.

Open Field Maternity Photography Session | Ashley & Brandon | Raleigh NC

Open Field Maternity Photography Session | Raleigh NC

We totally almost cancelled this maternity session.  The weather forecast that day was showing storms all around during our session time, but we decided to just go for it, and you know what?  It absolutely poured rain and stormed right up until the time we were supposed to meet.  But by the time we arrived at this beautiful open field to begin shooting, the sun was out and giving us some glorious light in which to shoot Ashley and Brandon's maternity session.

When I saw Ashley my first thought was that she seriously looked like an expectant goddess (for real).  She definitely had that "pregnancy glow" thing going on!

These gorgeous people are expecting a sweet baby girl in just a few short weeks, and I'm so excited to meet her when I come for their home newborn session after she makes her debut!

SO many thanks to Ashley and Brandon for letting me document this special time for them.


Jamie Vinson is a wedding and lifestyle family, newborn, and maternity photographer serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary and surrounding areas.  To inquire or book a session, contact Jamie here or at