MATERNITY SESSION AT HOLCOMB GARDENS

This maternity session seriously takes my breath away. We went to Holcomb Gardens a little before sunset. I pushed the shoot farther into twilight than I had ever done at that location. And I'm so glad I did!

I love the dreamy, idyllic feel of the pictures -- it perfectly complements Ashley's peaceful, grounded beauty.

Maternity is such an amazing time in a woman's life to photograph. She if filled with so much -- it's both totally ordinary and extraordinary all at the same time. She has this secret feeling, a hidden connection, that know one else can experience but her. She's filled with strength and determination, but she also goes weak at the knees at the thought of finally meeting that precious baby. She's already a mother, in a way that is so unique, so sacred, and that only lasts for a heartbeat.

I was watching an interview with Mila Kunis last night on Ellen, and she said something that made me think of all my maternity and newborn mommies:

"It's not so much surprising I guess, but you think you know love. And I know people say this all the time, but the truest meaning of unconditional love is my child. I thought I loved my husband, I thought I loved my parents -- I was like, 'I know love.' It's such a different aspect of it. It's not like it's greater or lesser, it's just in a whole other field."

You are on a sacred journey, full of limitless love and incredible growth. Let's celebrate the beauty of this journey, and create something magical for you to treasure forever. I'll help you every step of the way, with wardrobe, posing, and more, so you can relax and just focus on the bliss of the bump. Send a note to let me know what your perfect maternity session would be.

ASHLEE LAUREN is a family, newborn and maternity photographer in Indianapolis, who loves to spoil her clients. Specializing in a boho, organic style, her sessions are relaxing and fun. She believes that's the best way to get images that are breathtaking.