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The Traveling Dress Collective - A Motherhood Society Collaboration

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The Traveling Dress Collective - A Motherhood Society Collaboration

The Traveling Dress Collaboration is a brilliant creative project brought together by several photographers within the Motherhood Society (Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine's endorsed professional motherhood photography communication). As elite creatives, each photographer was impressed with one another’s different photography and editing style and they decided to celebrate different women, all from different ethnicity, different stages in their pregnancies and in different settings, using the exact same dress to make their unique visions come to life. Each photographer had one single week with the dress, a custom design from Sew Trendy Accessories; styling the dress with their own creative vision and shooting it with their own style, before mailing it off to the next person. To avoid creatively influencing the vision of one another, the participating photographers agreed to refrain from sharing the images until each of them had the opportunity to shoot with the dress and submit their images for publish in the magazine. The dress traveled around the United States between eight participants, each very different in shooting style and artistic voice, we are so excited to share this collaboration with you! 

 

I had the deep honor of photographing two mamas in waiting for my portion of the project. First time mama Jess ran away to the creek with me and dreamed in the water. 

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and then... I got to dance in an old barn with a second time mama, Sarai in her 39th week!  

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Catch the entire project at the below links!

 

CHRISTINA BALTAZAR PHOTOGRAPHY  Christina Baltazar
JESSICA MICHELLE PHOTO  Jessica Sullivan

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Jessica Sullivan

LITTLE LOVE STORIES  Stephanie Willoughby

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Stephanie Willoughby

VIOLET JOY PHOTOGRAPHY  Jennie McGregor

VIOLET JOY PHOTOGRAPHY
Jennie McGregor

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Before & After 2 | BTS on a maternity edit

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Before & After 2 | BTS on a maternity edit

Our second BTS editing blog is on a big favorite session this year, my maternity session with Kacey. Her session was so much fun to both shoot and edit; most images are corrected for tones, colors and more contrast. I was a big user of contrast filters in the dark room back in the day!

Remember, editing is there to enhance what you've already made. My editing process is based very heavily on my shooting process which, in turn, is designed to get in camera exactly what I want. 

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Waiting for Baby Jaime | A Denver Maternity Portrait Story

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Waiting for Baby Jaime | A Denver Maternity Portrait Story

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Kacey and I have known each other for a while now, we met when I was doing a lot more fashion work and she used to do inspired make up for my wild, crazy ideas in the world of fashion photography.  We bonded over our little boy parenting stories and laughed together over the ridiculousness of being moms to boys.

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We planned to do Kacey's maternity at a local B&B, Holiday Chalet and even though we ran into some trouble day of ( fully booked hotel forcing us to work in the hallway until a room could be cleaned out) Kacey took it all in stride and was a total rockstar in this gorgeous Free People dress. 

PS- amazing place to grab gorgeous, flattering and unusual dresses for your maternity!! 

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we did a couple different looks: 

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I am honored to say this set was published over at Little Peanut; check it out for more!

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