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One of the things I love most about being a photographer is capturing families year to year and seeing how everyone changes. When KC reached out to me about maternity portraits for baby #2, I couldn’t wait to head back to Shreveport to photograph her and her beautiful family. If you didn’t know, I’m originally from Shreveport and occasionally travel back for sessions and mini sessions. It’s a nice chance to see everyone and make some new friends, too!

I met the Bicknell family back in 2019 when I did a family session for them, and their son, C, was only a year and a half old. Now, he’s a little bit older and about to be a big brother! Although KC and Patrick haven’t picked out a name quite yet, C is super pumped to have a baby BROTHER to run around with!!! KC’s looking as gorgeous as always and I loved every moment of her Red River National Heritage Center maternity portraits. I mean, seriously, how many pregnant ladies can keep up through the woods in Louboutins?! I wish I could have pulled that off when I was pregnant with my twins.

toddler kisses mom during Red River National Heritage Center maternity photos
toddler hugs mom's belly during maternity photos in Shreveport LA
big brother hugs mom's belly during maternity photos in Shreveport LA

For their maternity session, I met KC, Patrick, C and their adorable dog Satsy at the Red River National Heritage Center. KC brought two STUNNING gowns with her, which is something I recommend for all mamas during their maternity portraits. We wind up usually using one for family portraits and one of portraits of just mama and that bump. KC had a gorgeous blue gown and a black one too. And she looked INCREDIBLE in both!

mom poses with husband, son, and dog during Red River National Heritage Center along Red River
parents pose with son and dog during Red River National Heritage Center
family poses along Red River during maternity session at sunset

This session was so fun and full of giggles! Between C enjoying time with his parents and their dog Satsy being just plain adorable, I had the best time. After some of our family photos, C decided it was more fun to curl up in a blanket and eat some of his snacks… and I can’t blame him. When you’re a toddler, snacks are always the better option. I spent that time with KC, really capturing some portraits of her and her gorgeous bump!

We ended the session at sunset over by the Red River. Even though we were shivering in the wind from the river, when KC saw the back of the camera, she knew braving the chilly weather was TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!

KC, Patrick, C, and fluffy Satsy – I can’t believe how much some of you have grown since the last time I got to work with you! Thank you for trusting me with your Red River National Heritage Center maternity portraits. It was worth the chilly air! I’m so excited to see your adorable faces again so soon, and to snuggle your new addition too! Congratulations!

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Want to see more maternity sessions?

Check out this amazing wildflower maternity session taken in Richardson. Want more? Take a peek at this fun pregnancy gender reveal session at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano.

Ready to get started?

I can’t wait to meet you, so let’s start the planning process! Hop over to our contact page now and help me learn more about you!

At Abbie Road Photography, I have been capturing joyful and perfectly imperfect couples and families both new and old for years! It would be my joy and delight to work with you and share the magic in your lives! 

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