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cassandra is a seamstress and pregnant

I knew I wanted Cassie's maternity photos to be different, but I was stuck. I had zero clue what I wanted them to look like.


I knew what I didn't want them to look like; neither of us were interested in the classic black and whites on a bed with white sheets and soft focus. Unfortunately, that didn't seem to leave us a whole lot to work with.


For the longest time I had nothing. I couldn't wrap my head around what I wanted to do.


My breakthrough moment came, strangely enough, while watching Nine. I swear, never has a movie left me so creatively inspired. My massive musical-inspired brainwave was this:


Maternity photos are simply portraiture with a pregnant subject.


Once I got that embarrassingly obvious concept in my head, I started to extrapolate. How would I shoot Cassie if she wasn't pregnant? And could we make a simply allusion to her being pregnant, without that being the sole focus of the shot?


I feel like I got it.


Definitely best viewed large and decluttred.

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Taken on January 31, 2010