Nikki Maternity

This sweet little couple hold a special place in my heart, and I cannot wait to meet their little one this month!  I was so honored when Nikki reached out to me for maternity pictures with her handsome hubby.  This girl has style y’all, and lets not forget is absolutely GLOWING…I knew this would not only be a fun, memorable, session but a gorgeous one also!


When we arrived at the family farm I was totally swooning over the beautiful trees, the fields full of cattle, blooming azaleas, and a SILO…it was like a photographer’s paradise and I couldn’t wait to start snapping…then Nikki said “oh we are going to start down at the river”…there’s water too!?


And so to the water we went.  They also had their three fur-children tag along to incorporate in some of the pictures…such a sweet idea!  Those puppies did AMAZING, I mean they listened so good!!!  “Sit” and “stay”, and that they did!


Spring just may be my favorite time of the year to take pictures, I love the blooms everywhere and finding different ways to work them into each frame!


Flirtatious pictures are so fun, and make adorable poses!


I told you, good puppies!


Poor Maggie was scared she would be left out of the shoot!


I know I mentioned it on Facebook but I just have to give this momma another compliment, look at that belly!  This woman was just five weeks from her due date at this session…AMAZINGLY stunning!


This last picture goes down in my all time favorites folder…love it!


Love this couple, this location, this session, these pictures, and that precious baby boy we are all dying to meet!!  Nikki and Jackson, you two are going to make fantastic parents and I cannot wait to see you in action.  Congrats again, now come on little man…we are waiting as patiently as we can!


Jenna’s Maternity Session

This family is expecting Baby Cooper in just a few short weeks, and I cannot wait to me him.  We met at Southwood for a quick maternity session on a gorgeous Florida fall afternoon.  The sun was setting fast so we snapped several pictures as fast as we could.


Big brother wasn’t a fan of posing, I’m not either little man!  So I let him do his thing.  Children are not easily posed and if you are able to pose them, you most likely will get a look of unhappiness in their face.  I rather have true happiness in their face, so I let them go and do…it worked perfectly in this session.  Brother didn’t want to pose with sister, but look at that smile- pure happiness and an adorable picture!


Nothing is sweeter than a momma’s love!


I think it is safe to say this family is excited to meet their baby brother.


As the sun started setting through the trees, I couldn’t help myself but take advantage of the gorgeous warm glow it cast on this beautiful mommy-to-be.




More pictures of brother being a little boy, and it can’t be any more perfect!


He is excited to meet his brother.  That sweet smile, and those eyes!


The more I look at these pictures, the more I fall in love with that setting sun all over again!



Usually, I do not share so many pictures in my favorites list, but I couldn’t resist from this session.  Congrats again Jenna, you are truly a glowing mommy-to-be and I cannot wait to meet that precious baby boy of yours!

Carrie & Justin Maternity

**I’m JUST realizing this post never made it to the blog, I’m sorry Carrie & Justin!**


If you follow Renee Dawkins Photography on Facebook or Instagram then you have already seen this gorgeous maternity session.  I wanted to include them on my website and in my portfolio as well.  I’ve know this couple for a few years and I knew they would be a beautiful couple to shoot, but I had no idea exactly how gorgeous Carrie would be with that baby bump.  She is one of those women that carry babies beautifully.  I remember when I was pregnant I was so envious of women like Carrie.  Carrie you are gorgeous anyway, but pregnancy really glows on you.  The two of you are going to be wonderful parents and I cannot wait to meet baby Jackson!  Congratulations again.