I was so happy when my friend Melissa told me she was expecting; it’s been a long journey for her and her husband. So when she finally became pregnant all our friends, including myself, were totally ecstatic. I felt even more privileged when she asked me to capture her and her cutest of a bump in the photos.
We met in Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon Village one Sunday evening for a nice walk and a chat. While strolling at a relaxing pace we discovered the parts of park that we both have hardly ever visited. Wandering among exotic greenery on a hot summer day felt more like exploring a tropical jungle. The overgrown plants made a perfect contrast against Melissa’s pretty summer dress that was nicely highlighting her baby bump. The lush greenery was a perfect oasis to hide from the burning sun and take relaxed maternity fine art portraits in natural light. I think we covered every angle of that bump and every subtle smile on Melissa’s face when she was looking at her growing baby emanating that special bond between the mother and her child. Capturing the happiness in Melissa’s eyes and her anticipation in meeting the little one made me overjoyed. I can't wait to finally meet baby Stevenson!
Izabela Magiera is a lifestyle and travel photographer based in London, UK. She specialises in fine art portraiture filled with natural light and authentic emotions.