Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Maternity Session

We are excited to bring you this botanical gardens maternity session photographed by P.Thien Photography for this week’s Featured Family Friday Session. This gorgeous maternity session was photographed at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Virginia using a Pentax camera and Fujifilm — a rare occurrence in these days of digital photography and as far as we can recall, our first submission shot on film! We think you will love it as much as we do!

What We Love: 

Thien:

 Gina and Huy met some time ago in Texas, but work brought them both to DC 6 years ago. This was when I had the pleasure of meeting them.  When they contacted me about photographing their wonderful pregnancy, I couldn’t have been more honored and excited. They wanted to shoot at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. They visited the garden several times and just adored it. From its small lakes to the beautiful willow trees and bridges, they thought this was the perfect location to celebrate their pregnancy.

When I met with them at the location, I could see Gina was glowing. She wore a beautiful blush colored dress and Huy had on a dark blue button up and black slacks rolled up at the ankle, very hipster. The pregnancy has been good to her and she was ecstatic about becoming a mother. The shoot was very easy, both Gina and Huy had no trouble being themselves and connecting with the camera. The sweetest part of the shoot was Gina and her interaction with baby Sawyer. She spent time during the shoot talking to him, rubbing her belly and laughing at his little kicks. You could see it was very natural for her, she was born to be a mother. I did everything to truly capture the genuine essence of Gina as a soon to be mother.

Rachel and Lisa: 

We love that this botanical garden maternity session was photographed using film! The feel that the film gives seems to perfectly compliment Gina’s beautiful blush colored dress and the soft and stunning light of the botanical garden. We also love the gorgeous bokeh in these images! Mom and Dad to be are beautiful and beautifully dressed and  the interactions between the two of them as well as between them and baby-to-be are so genuine and warm. We can really feel the love that was so expertly captured during this session.  This botanical garden maternity session is just stunning and we’re so happy that Thien chose to share her beautiful work with us so that we could share it with you!

Location |Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Falls Church, VA

 Camera | Pentax 645NII

Film Stock | Fujifilm 400h Pro

Lens | Pentax 67 105mm lens

Dev + Scan | theFINDlab

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P. Thien Nguyen is a Fine Art Film Photographer in the Washington DC area.

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www.pthiennguyen.com

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What about this session inspires you most? Leave a comment below and let us know! For more beautiful maternity photography, check out this  Southern Maternity Session by Molly Hensley Photography