Professional photographers are often there to capture the most important moments in our lives – and along the way, they come across some stories that are like no other. Tales of hardship, love, loss, miracles and more. All captured in beautiful imagery that is forever treasured. We love sharing these Special Sessions with you – celebrating the magic that is professional photography.
Renee Rametta – Renee Joanne Photography, Brisbane Portrait Photographer QLD
Sometimes an image just stops us in our tracks. We scroll through thousands and thousands of professional photography images every day and while they are all special in their own right, we sometimes come across that WOW image that connects with us in a magical way. That is exactly what happened with this photograph by Renee Joanne Photography, a portrait photographer from Brisbane QLD. It spoke to us. The subject matter, the location, the moment. We just had to know more about how this session came to be (in the middle of a global COVID19 pandemic mind you!) so we hope you enjoy reading more about it and love the images as much as we did!
From Renee …
Juanita contacted me after she saw a maternity session I had shared on Instagram at the waterfall. She told me she fell in love with the photos as soon as she saw it and couldn’t imagine a session for herself anywhere else or by anyone else 🥰. When she contacted me, we were in the middle of the worst of COVID-19 restrictions, so I wasn’t sure what we were going to be able to do.
I wanted her to have her vision come to life so we planned a mini session around the restriction, making accommodations to ensure she was safe, but the whole time praying that the restrictions would be lifted by the time of her session. The week before her planned photo shoot they eased the restrictions which was music to my ears! We were able to instead plan the full session we wanted, roaming around the falls together for as long as we needed and capturing the magic as it unfolded.
When I shoot at the falls I try to plan for sunrise as it is the most amazing light and is generally much quieter. We don’t have to compete with other people who are there to enjoy the falls as well, generally getting the place to ourselves. The morning of Juanita’s session was perfect, the day did not disappoint!
Juanita is a free spirit, a beautiful soul, in tune with her body and is the most stunning pregnant goddess! She was open to every suggestion, submerging herself in the freezing cold water until we made sure we got the shots we needed. Was willing to indulge my artsy side and capture some of the most powerfully amazing shots of her and her bump. She is unapologetically herself and I love that.
I am so happy I was able to capture this incredibly special time in her life. I can’t wait to meet their beautiful miracle baby and photograph and film those first precious days.