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A Rainy, Rainbow, Bakersfield Maternity Session

Let me just start off by saying… wow, wow, wow.

The old me (and sooooo many others) would have probably cancelled their photo sessions due to the weather on this day. It was definitely what most people would classify as “bad weather.” Dreary, cold, and dark, it even rained on us on the way to the session… then rained on us more at the session! Amy and her family took it like champs, though. They went into it with a “it is what it is” attitude, and I was never worried. I’ve actually been LOVING “bad” weather lately. It just adds a lot of interest and mood to my photo sessions.

We decided to shoot out in the hills of Bakersfield that day. Spring was approaching, and so was the arrival of Amy’s baby girl. Everything was completely green, and little wildflowers were springing up everywhere. If you looked into the distance, you could see big, but subtle, patches of yellow covering the mountains. It was beautiful, especially to us that live in Bakersfield. Anyone that knows our town knows that we don’t get a ton of greenery or nature.

Shortly after our session started, we noticed a big, bright, VIBRANT double rainbow coming from behind the mountain, and it was breathtaking. The golden rays from the sun started to peak out from behind the storm clouds, and before we knew it, we had some of the most stunning scenery we’ve seen. It felt divine… especially because this was Amy’s rainbow babe. It couldn’t be more perfect.

The end of the session brought more rain… along with the most stunning pink sky. It went perfectly with Amy’s pink dress. I could have stayed for another hour and kept shooting. It was a photographers dream.

If you’re reading this, this is your sign to think twice next time about cancelling your photo session over bad weather. 🖤