“Remarkable qualities find their truest expression through motherhood” – Gordon Hinkley

This stunning maternity session from Alexis Ralston Photography brings out the remarkable qualities and beauty of motherhood.

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Alexis: Jackie was apprehensive about having maternity photos done in this current season of life.  She was concerned she didn’t look her best but we chatted and I put her at ease.  The light was gorgeous and I was shocked to have met this TALL (6 feet tall) woman who was gorgeous and beaming with beauty, you know, that pregnancy glow. 🙂 She was so effortless in her movements and upon showing her some images from the back of my camera, her mood completely changed and she let go of her insecurities.  I think that’s what I love most about this path I’m on.  It’s so important to me that my clients understand that they are GORGEOUS.  I know most photographers would never show the back of their camera to a client but seeing their reaction and witnessing any insecurities they may have had completely wash away has made that minor change in the way I serve my clients, HUGE!

Rachel and Lisa:  These image are truly breathtakingly stunning.  Jackie gives a new meaning to pregnancy glow and Alexis did an exceptional job of capturing it.  We particularly love the emphasis Alexis puts on ensuring her clients feel gorgeous.  Many women are insecure in front of the camera and confidence photographs so much better than insecurity so it is imperative for the photographer to assist the client in feeling confident and beautiful.  Thank you for highlighting the importance of this client connection Alexis and for sharing this gorgeous earthy maternity session.


Camera: Canon 6D camera body

Lens: 50mm 1.2L lens

Location:  Desert Winds Golf Course aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA.

Wardrobe: Old Navy

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