After what seemed like a marathon of beach maternity sessions at the exact same location, I was really dying to do something in the green grassy hills. Guam has gorgeous beaches so most of my sessions end up being at the beach. Not many people think to do photo sessions in Guam's beautiful hills. I ended up asking my friend and fellow photographer who happened to be pregnant if she'd be willing to do a session with me out in the hills.
We live about 5 minutes away from each other and this location is about 5 minutes away as well so it seemed easy enough. Of course, the rain decided to make things difficult. It poured on the original day we scheduled the session. We settled on a day 2 weeks later and all seemed to be going well with the weather but as I was leaving for the session, it started pouring. Roxanne had scheduled to her make-up that day so there was no turning back.
The rain stopped but that left us with a whole lot of mud and puddles. There was definitely a lot of sliding around. I ended up barefoot and Roxanne's shoe broke by the end of it. At the end of the day, it was a whole lot of fun and I got to do something different than the usual.
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The V's family session was done at one of Guam's beautiful beaches that showcases an amazing cliff line. This beach is a favorite of mine because of the rich greens and blues in the ocean. We also did some shots up on the cliff line that provided more gorgeous views of the ocean.
Amber's husband was leaving the island soon so it was important we did these photos as scheduled. It was extremely windy and we even had to run and hide under cover as the rain came in mid session. The entire summer seemed to rain on all of my sessions, but that didn't stop us from getting beautiful photos. .
The V kids were so much fun to work with. The bond between their kids was so great to photograph. By the end of the session, their little guy was taking after me and directing their family poses. I think they have a future photographer on their hands!
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Karoline and Parker chose a beautiful Guam beach location for their maternity session. Right away, I could tell that they were an easy-going and fun couple. It really was such a fun session!
Of course, as we walked down the long path to the rock formations it began to rain. That seemed to be my luck all summer. After it rained, it got so hot and humid. You'd never guess we dealt with that sort of weather because Karoline still looked stunning through it all. At one point we tried to pin up her hair and then it ended up back down just because of the weather we were dealing with!
I love how photographs can capture one's personality. My hope is that people are comfortable enough during their session to completely be themselves. While I guide and direct poses, I also try to give enough calm and space for clients to be themselves. You really get to see how fierce and loving Karoline is in these photos.
Recently, I got to meet their baby boy during their newborn session! He is such a cutie. It really is such a joy to follow couples behind the lens through this journey into parenthood.
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Lisa Velez is a photographer based in Guam specializing in newborn, maternity, and family photography