Brooke & Michael | Waterfront Rock Island Maternity Session

There are certain times in the initial photography inquiry process when you know right off the bat that you are speaking with someone that trusts in you and your visions wholeheartedly. When I first spoke to Brooke about her maternity session, she was incredibly sweet and open to all of my ideas. Her only request? That I travel to them in Rock Island, an opportunity that I immediately jumped on. There's nothing more enticing than the challenge of shooting in a new location for the first time.

I had never met Brooke of Michael prior to their session, but I knew that Brooke came from an amazing family that I have worked with several times in the past and absolutely adore. I worked with her sister, Jamie, on her senior collection this past year (shoutout to my girl!), her mother has been an incredible help at every session, and I even got dad in the mix holding some gear for me in my time of need. In short, these are my people!

I left the location planning up to Michael and Brooke because they were way more familiar with what Rock Island had to offer. My favorite stop was the old Lodge Museum, a gorgeous brick building that resembles a castle in a sense. There's nothing prettier than a golden/raspberry color palette, and I love the pop of lipstick she added to pull it all together!

Keep scrolling to see more of Brooke and Michael's gorgeous waterfront maternity session!