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Sligo Creek Trail Maternity | Audrey + David

Silver Spring Maternity Photographer at Sligo Creek Trail

couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress

As I sit down to write about this gorgeous Sligo Creek Trail maternity session with Audrey and David, with my espresso roast and a hefty pour of milk in hand, I’m listening to a Spotify playlist entitled “Autumn Meditation”. Are you as excited for fall as I am? Something about this session made it feel like we had jumped straight into the East Coast’s fall glory.

From Midwest to DC

Audrey is from the Midwest (I get a lot of Midwest couples!) and DC has become her new home where she and David will welcome their baby girl in just a few short weeks!! 36 weeks and counting, she wanted to capture her maternity photos in a place not far from where they live, representing the many beautiful pockets of nature that Washington DC has to offer. One of the reasons I adore this city and the DMV surroundings is because you can drive into the city as quick as you can drive to a hike. It’s like an all-in-one package for those who still need a connection to the outdoors.

couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress
couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress
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pregnant woman poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress

Audrey and I connected over our ballet dancing pasts. And, working with former dancers means that they automatically know how to make an arm gesture graceful as heck! Surprise–she looked stunning. And add to the bada$$ery, she works to help get womxn elected into office. My respect is endless, and I’m so grateful for the work she does.

An Evening Stroll

Audrey, David, and I wandered around the trails, and we found a gorgeous walkway while dodging bikers and passersby on the sunny Sunday evening. It’s the perfect time of summer, waning and cooling off. The nights that still offer warmth during the day and a sneak peek of fall at night. Truly my favorite time of year.

And let us not forget her burgundy dress that created a wintery contrast against the green of the park. If you love it, you can check it out and other styles here!

couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress
couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress
couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress
couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress
couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress
couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress
couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress
couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress

I can’t wait for Audrey and David to meet their daughter so soon, and do you see that photo of her parents holding hands? OK, MODELS!! I tell all my clients, no matter how little we get in front of the camera, or how awkward we feel inside (believe me–I get nervous every time), we are all real people, living real and important stories, and the camera can capture that. So, here’s to the next chapter of their story and many more gorgeous evenings!

couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress
couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress
couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress
pregnant woman poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress
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couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress
couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress

Looking for your next hiking adventure? Check out Sligo Creek Trail in Silver Spring, Maryland! And if you’re looking for a little outfit inspiration, check out my Pinterest board with ideas for colors and textures that look awesome at your session! Are you interested in scheduling your own session and still have questions? Go ahead and drop me a line!

couple poses at sligo creek trail in burgundy maternity dress

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-audrey & David

"Sarah is a true artist and did a beautiful maternity shoot for us. She set up beautiful shots with perfect coloring. The direction she gave to us was so helpful. Sarah is responsive and easy to work with. She made everything easy and is warm and kind -- I couldn't recommend her more! So glad I found her and looking forward to using her again soon!"

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