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January 15, 2008

Erin Johnson: Maternity & Family

Filed under: Photographers/Artists,Photography,Portraits — chantal @ 1:53 pm

Last week I had the distinct PRIVILEGE and HONOR to photograph Erin Johnson, the uber-talented children’s photographer based right here in Central, Ohio. Can you say n-e-r-v-o-u-s?? I’m usually fairly confident with myself and what I do, even though I’m usually a little nervous before any shoot (I’m told that’s normal!). But when asked by another photographer to photograph her and her family…my usual level of nerves decided to catapult themselves to astronomical! Erin is 8+ months pregnant with her 4th child and wanted some maternity photos, as well as a few family photos showcasing her three beautiful children and her gorgeous, growing belly.

Erin and I corresponded via email and chatted on the phone, but we had never met until the day of the shoot. When she opened the door to her house, I think my jaw dropped. It’s true that pregnant women glow, but with Erin, you need sunglasses. She is so beautiful and so adorable with her perfectly round belly….you’d never know that she was 37 weeks along with her 4th child! Unbelievable!!

And we had so much fun!! We talked and talked and talked…which put me so at ease. And her husband Sean was so funny (even during his recovery from the Buckeye loss to LSU the night before).

Erin: Thank you so much for trusting me to document such an important time in your amazing family’s life. I’m so proud to help tell your story. It was such a pleasure meeting and getting to know you (the first of many get-togethers to come!). I’m so looking forward to being there with you when your new baby boy is born and I can’t wait to snap his first portrait! THANK YOU!!!

Below are a few of my favorites from our session last week:

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We shot a lot of family photos, and they all look great, but I just loved this moment in between the more serious pictures when all eyes were on the camera. This, to me, is a Real Family Moment that so beautifully illustrates the love and fun shared between these 5 people…

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I love how they’re all cuddled up on this giant chair. So comfy!!

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5 Comments »

  1. LOVE THEM!!!! They are just beautiful! Both the pictures and the subjects ❤

    Comment by Jan — January 15, 2008 @ 2:08 pm | Reply

  2. What a beautiful family!!!! I love them! Erin, you look fabulous!

    Comment by Jill — January 15, 2008 @ 2:18 pm | Reply

  3. Erin, you look amazing! What beautiful photos!

    Comment by Jody — January 15, 2008 @ 2:30 pm | Reply

  4. Gorgeous photos!!!! Erin, we all knew you had a beautiful family, and Chantal’s photos prove it!

    Comment by Stephanie — January 15, 2008 @ 4:06 pm | Reply

  5. […] few weeks ago I did a family/maternity photo session for an amazing person, and truly special family. They welcomed me into their home and into their […]

    Pingback by Reason #86 Why I’m So Blessed To Be A Photographer… « chantal stone photography: the blog — February 4, 2008 @ 6:32 pm | Reply


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