October 13, 2016

Maternity Photos | Benson Sculpture Garden | Brittany and Nick


Benson Sculpture Garden Maternity Photos

We love it when our clients reach out to us to photograph them after the wedding. In this case, Brittany asked us if we could do some photos for them but didn’t reveal the reason. We just thought they missed us and might want some updated portraits now that they had been married a whole year. We were pleasantly surprised when she revealed they were expecting and wanted us to help them spread the news through maternity photos. 

When they showed up at Benson Sculpture Garden in Loveland, Colorado, I had already scoped out a good spot. In our days as photojournalists at the Reporter-Herald we had both spent copious amounts of time in the sculpture park looking for pretty feature photos to fill holes in the newspaper. I seemed to remember a good spot amongst the reeds near the marshy end of the park and sure enough it was still there.

Awaiting the Perfect Light

I had hoped for some sun that would backlight the subjects to give a nice rim light that would separate them from the background. Unfortunately, we had overcast skies. I worked with them for a little bit making some photos I thought might work and then the sun peeked out offering a little hope for what I was looking for. Soon I was working in the full majestic golden hour. This light was amazing and I worked it until it sunk behind the trees and mountains beyond. By then I had what I came for and I knew Brittany and Nick would love the photos.

We love weddings but often that’s usually the only time we get to work with our clients. Sometimes we’ll see them at a friend or family member’s wedding if they’ve referred us, but for the most part we get to work with them once. So, of course, we’re stoked when couples ask us back for family photos. If we’ve worked with you in the past or if you’re new to Stark Bellamy Photography, don’t hesitate to ask if we do the kind of photos you’re looking for. Chances are we’ll say yes!

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Chris Stark
Wedding Photojournalist at Stark Bellamy Photography
Chris Stark is an award-winning photojournalist and former news photographer who honed his craft at several Colorado newspapers. Documentary wedding photography translates perfectly into Chris' fly-on-the-wall style. Chris lives in Longmont, Colorado with his wife and daughter and spends his free time on the bike or hiking with his family.