Southwest Inspired Maternity Session//Arizona Child Photographer



When we found out the Fontes family was expecting their second baby, I saw their maternity session come together in an instant. This down to earth family loves all things south west. When Presley was a newborn we did her newborn pictures with her dad’s cowboy hat and boots. I could immediately picture their southwest session as art hung in their home. Hailey and I brainstormed about the colors of the dress and quickly settled on green for her. I knew it would be the perfect compliment to her beautiful hair and eye color. From there it was a natural choice to pick shades of yellow and blue for the rest of her family.


The session went just as we envisioned. The old stone buildings of scorpion gulch and desert mountain landscape of south mountain in Phoenix was a perfect setting. As an added bonus Arizona has had enough rain and warm weather in between the freezing nights that the yellow wildflower bushes were blooming. Our favorite moment was the tender mommy-daughter snuggles by the wildflowers as the sunset behind the mountains.


Maternity sessions are one of our favorite sessions. We have said time and again, we love the opportunity to capture a family as you are before a big life change. When you add in a an older sibling capturing these images become especially precious for us.

Sweet Presley, Right now it’s just the three of you and you are so loved and adored by your parents. We have enjoyed watching you learn and grow over the last couple of years and know you will tackle being a big sister with all the joy and enthusiasm you carry into every aspect of your life!

“Nakupenda Photography always knows how to make our pictures the greatest. Katie had the perfect recommendation of location in the local desert for our maternity shoot that fit our family’s style before welcoming our second baby girl. She gave me assistance before our shoot to pick the perfect outfits for me, my husband and our daughter; then she also provided an outfit change for myself that complimented the scenery and my growing bump perfectly. We love the pictures and memories that Nakupenda Photography has captured every time, but especially this time in our outdoor Arizona photoshoot, before our lives get a little crazier with a newborn.”

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Nakupenda Photography now carries a closet of of maternity dresses in a rainbow of colors for your maternity session. Contact us today to start planning your maternity session.