I've photographed Shahra many times over the last 10 years - a couple shoot, her wedding, a portrait shoot of just her and then she came in for a maternity shoot when she was 34 weeks pregnant. She brought in a vintage kimono from Japan, her dad's old samurai sword, a hand-embroidered coat and her cowboy boots... and also was brave enough to take it all off and just bare her beautiful belly.
After having her hair and make-up done, we played around with these outfits with different lighting and backgrounds and her husband Zac joined in towards the end of the shoot. She was hot and tired after a day at work, but we had a lot of fun and got some beautiful images.
Thank you so much Shahra for allowing me to post these images of you - you are always just lovely to photograph.