{Chicago Maternity Photographer | Martina Valekova Photography} Zayra

December 3rd, 2017

The weather was crazy past weeks, and being December in Chicago, you just never know what it will bring. Zayra contacted me regarding maternity photos and she really wanted to get them done outside. The Fall this year came too fast and the leaves fell within a week, so I checked the weather only to found out this would be the last week that the weather may be still warm enough to do a nice fall maternity session. Zayra is expecting a boy, but when we met before the session she and her daughter liked a darker red dress, and her husband liked a hunter green, which I thought looked beautiful on her as well. So, we decided to go with both dresses. We met just before sunset and we were lucky that it was sunny that day. Just looking at the back of my camera, I knew they would love their photos and would not regret they decided to come in that weekend even though it was planned at last minute.

South Side Chicago Maternity Photographer | Martina Valekova Photography

Martina Valekova specializes in maternity, family, senior, and couples outdoor/studio photography, and children/family lifestyle photography.   To see more of Martina’s work, please go to https://martinavalekovaphotography.com or visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MartinaValekovaPhotography. You may contact Martina by email at info@martinavalekova.com.

Chicago | South Side Suburbs

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