Rachel’s Maternity Photos in Westminster Park

a mother and daughter walk hand in hand at Westminster Park, Rock Hill, SC

For those of you who didn’t know, Rachel and I had a little boy at the beginning of February. He is a little over a month old now and we are happy as can be to have him here and in our arms. We were able to make it out to take some maternity photos before he arrived though. I always love to photograph my family and is one of the reasons I almost always have a camera with me. It is an absolute joy to be able to document our family and keep a record, if not make art, of our daily lives. We chose one of my favorite locations, Westminster Park, in Rock Hill, SC.

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Portraits: Masanotti Family | Charlotte, NC

Charlotte NC Wedding Photographer - Nathan Abplanalp (22)

I love family portraits. Being a father myself, I have come to enjoy photographing them even more. A family is one of the most precious things we can have and to be able to capture the interaction between parents and children is amazing. I find this doubly so with a newborn baby. Jay and Jess have been waiting for their own little one for many years and to see their faces light up with joy and adoration for their little girl is something that moved me very deeply. She is one that they have been praying and yearning for for so long that, to have that part of their lives fulfilled, not only brings a profound gladness to them but to those who know them dearly. Jay and Jess, congratulations on your little girl and thank you for allowing me to be there while you celebrated your newfound blessing.

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