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September 16, 2022

National Arboretum Maternity Session


Pregnant blonde mother sits with her husband in front of the pool at the National Arboretum in DC during their National Arboretum maternity session.

Let’s talk about this dreamy National Arboretum maternity session. It was the session of my dreams! Think Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, Jane Eyre – this session portrayed classical feminine literature in the most beautiful setting.

Lauren and Ben had their National Arboretum maternity session on a summer morning. Morning sessions at the National Arboretum are ideal because it’s not too hot out, and we typically have most of the park to ourselves. We wandered from the rose garden to the columns. I love photographing on bright, sunny mornings, but I think I actually preferred the cloudy skies we had on this particular morning. The overcast sky brought out the rich blue and pink hues from the water and Lauren’s Zimmerman dress. Lauren actually mentioned how much she loves cloudy days, so it made the morning all the more perfect.

Lauren chose a beautiful rose matted print box for this maternity session. I am so excited to photograph her newborn session soon!

National Arboretum Maternity Session

You can view a maternity session with cherry blossoms at the National Arboretum here and a National Arboretum Washington DC family session here.

Maryland Maternity Photographer | Marie Elizabeth Photography

Marie is a Maryland Maternity Photographer specializing in a luxurious, full-service portrait experience. From planning your session to delivering custom fine artwork to your home, Marie takes care of all of the details. All Marie Elizabeth Photography clients are pampered with included professional hair and make-up and an array of whimsical dresses from the client wardrobe. Marie then will create exquisite works of art, such as heirloom albums and fine art matted prints to grace your home and lay your legacy.

Interested in both a maternity and newborn session? Marie offers a luxury membership to best document that first year with your little one. With perks such as birth announcements and album credit, the luxury membership is the perfect way to remember this special time. Reach out to learn more.

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