Monday, March 31, 2014

Our Puerto Rico Family Photo Shoot with Nilka Gissell

I keep saying throughout this pregnancy that it's my last always with the caveat Lord willing cause we all know how we makes plans, but . . . 

Anyway, keeping with this vein having a maternity photo shoot was definitely on my list, but I soon realized that I really didn't like calling it maternity cause it wasn't going to be just me and the bump but Mr. and Lil Lovebird as well so I think "family" photo shoot sounds much better!

Friends recommended about ten photographers and when I reviewed Nilka Gissell's work and connected with her on our shoot I knew it would be a great match. 

We weren't disappointed - here are a few of my faves: 

Nia can be a bit iffy when meeting new people and like most threenagers will shut down completely if she's not 110% on board with what you're trying to get her to do. We had 90 minutes and two locations so I wasn't sure how she'd do but when Nia went to Nilka and gave her a hug and wanted to hold her hand within a few minutes of meeting I knew we were golden!

Nia then proceeded to break out into all kinds of poses. I'm sure Nilka thought we had coached her, but this is real Nia - she gets sassy lately in front of the camera:

Thank you to my fellow destination bride buddy Caritza for recommending Nilka! Working with Nilka was such a wonderful experience and if you're looking for an outstanding photographer in Puerto Rico definitely look her up - she's extremely talented and personable:
You can also follow Nilka on Facebook!
Have you ever had a family/maternity photo shoot? Did your little ones cooperate?


P.S. We followed this guide to figure out what to wear. Also, my lace dress is from Asos - love their fashionable maternity clothing!