Before and After: Arizona Maternity and Nursery Inspiration

We have a gorgeous and inspiration-filled ” Before and After ” for you today! Amanda Capello of Acapello Photography here in Arizona sent us these two stunning sessions – a gorgeous Arizona maternity session followed by a newborn and nursery inspiration session with the same family.  We thought it would be fun to feature the two together. How often do we get to see nurseries after maternity sessions or maternity sessions before newborn nursery sessions?!  In addition, Amanda and beautiful new mom, Angelina were kind enough to put together a list of resources to share with links to all the nursery and session vendors.

We are so excited to share this fully-loaded Resourceful Wednesday post with you today and we know you’ll love as much as we do!

What We Love


on the Maternity Session:

This session was a match made in heaven. Angelina, a stylist from the UK, contacted me to take her maternity photos. She is here in my home state of Arizona, for her husbands job for a 2 year program. They are anxiously anticipating their first born and she wanted to celebrate by documenting this time in their lives. Usually, I help my clients style their sessions, we talk about clothes, visions for the session, products they are hoping for, I try to get the entire picture, no pun intended, when planning a session. This session was different. Angelina contacted me with 3 outfits/ visions for her session. She even referenced sun-flares, moody but bright and bold edits, and soft and dreamy photos. She was talking my language, which honestly was almost intimidating at first. I wanted to make sure everything was exactly how she envisioned. After a few weeks of chatting and working out the location, which was honestly the only unsure part in this entire process, I met Angelina and this magical session was born. I use a canon 6d and for this particular session I used my 50mm Sigma ART lens for the entire session. I specialize in using natural light to create a variety of effects and as you can see, the AZ sun didn’t let me down.

on the Newborn and Nursery Inspiration session:

Angelina and her husband moved from the UK to come to the states on a 2 year job transfer. They welcomed their baby born in phoenix, AZ. They were working on their house and hoping everything would be perfect before she arrived. When baby Lennon arrived, their house was still under construction but with their baby in their arms, everything was still so perfect. The most important rooms were finished in time, the nursery being first on the list. So incredibly sweet. How adorable is the nursery too? I love the very pale green color of the walls and the simplicity of the nursery.

Lisa and Rachel:

What’s not to LOVE about BOTH of these sessions?! Stunningly gorgeous in every way! The maternity session is full of such DELICIOUS light between the natural sunlight and the reflection of the light from that to-die-for gold sequin jacket! And speaking of that jacket (as in – where can we get one?!) the wardrobe for this session is insane! We love every single piece! The setting is perfection as well and of course the mama-to-be is just glowing and beautiful and her hair and makeup are on point! Great idea to use the Sigma Art lens for this shoot – every image is just dreamy, and you nailed it technically and visually, Amanda! We don’t want to speak for Angelina, but we’re guessing you absolutely executed and captured her vision!

And what can we say about this newborn and nursery inspiration session that can’t be seen just by looking at the beautiful images?! Amanda captured so much emotion and again, really harnessed that yummy, beautiful natural light pouring in through the windows. We love the nursery details too and are so excited that Amanda and Angelina have agreed to share them with all of us! Thank you, Amanda for these gorgeous submissions and for the joy of seeing this “before and after”. Great work!



Photography Gear Used

Camera: Canon mark IV

Lens: Sigma art 35 mm.

Hair and Makeup Artist

Outfit 1
Jacket – Vintage Lille Rubin, Ebay
Shoes – Steve Madden

Outfit 2
Black Dress – Nasty Gal

Outfit 3
White Dress – Amazon

 Baby Lennon’s Outfit
2 Piece – Target

Crib   Da Vinci (Brook)

Fitted Crib Sheet  Target

Headbands  Etsy (Vanaguelite)

Wrap  SwaddleClub

Rug   Society 6

Bear  Costco

Laundry Basket  HomeGoods

Changing table  Living Spaces

Night Stand and Mirror  Joss and Main

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