Shooting maternity sessions has become one of my favourite things to shoot, and often times, I will see the new mama again with her baby for a newborn session. Over the 20+ years that I have been doing photography, maternity sessions have become more popular, and therefore, finding gorgeous props and dresses has become easier. Many of the dresses in my studio come from a Utah-based company called Sew Trendy Accessories and these work for a variety of image settings, both indoors and outdoors.
In late 2012, Sew Trendy started out of the founder Valerie’s basement, after she received a sewing machine as a gift from her grandfather. Six years later, the company has it’s own warehouse and a number of seamstresses making dresses full-time and shipping them all over the world.
We have a variety of different Sew Trendy dresses in our studio, in various colours and sizes. Some expectant moms are happy to show their growing belly, and others want to be more modest, and in the Sew Trendy dresses, we can accommodate both.
A few months ago, I shot a creative maternity session at a Langley farm with expectant mom Ashleigh, who I met through the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. Ashleigh wore two of our Sew Trendy dresses, and is pictured with her gorgeous show horse GREAT AND NOBLE PF. Her flower crowns were created by Ever Red Fresh Designs and her hair and makeup by Scarlett B.
This lace gown is called the Valerie, and looks especially dreamy in these photos. Beautiful Ashleigh gave birth to her baby girl just a few short weeks after this shoot.
Some of the knit gowns from Sew Trendy Accessories, we are able to use for our creative dance sessions also. There are 6 new Sew Trendy gowns that have just arrived at the studio and I am looking forward to shooting some creative outdoor maternity sessions and dance photos this summer with our new dresses. Watch on the Gemini Visuals Instagram account for some sneak peeks of the new dresses available.