Burgundy Woodland Maternity Photos

So much pretty. These woodland maternity photos are absolutely stunning. Amorology‘s Lisa poses with her hubby, baby bump, and a beautiful bouquet. She dreamed up this gorg shoot with amazing friends and vendors that helped make it happen. Lisa, Benny, and already beloved baby boy Zanden are the most precious family so we hope you enjoy their boho baby shoot as much as we do!


From Lisa…

Benny and I met when we were 18 years old, at the beginning of freshman year in college at the University of San Diego. We have been pretty inseparable ever since and got married the summer we graduated from USD. It’s crazy to me that six years have gone by since we first said “I love you” and now we’re getting ready to welcome our son into the world!

We are so excited to share our boho styled maternity shoot with you and are so grateful to our lovely team of wedding industry friends who came together to help us capture this special time.



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During my pregnancy I’ve tried to avoid buying tons of maternity clothes – it’s just so hard to find cute pregnancy wear that doesn’t break the bank! While shopping for the shoot, I stumbled upon two perfect Free People dresses that have served me well during my pregnancy and still will be totally wearable postpartum which I love. I then conceptualized the shoot around the boho style of the dresses, using props we currently have in our home such as the Anthropologie pillows, deer antlers, Moroccan rug, sheepskin, Freshly Picked baby moccasins and hand painted stools.



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We started the day with some pampering by the always incredible Beauty By Melina, who somehow managed to make me feel glamorous even at almost 8 months pregnant! She is one of our very favorite go-to artists for our Amorology brides, so it was a no-brainer to trust her with my own hair and makeup. Then we headed to Oak Canyon Nature Center to set up and begin shooting with Jen from Fondly Forever, who worked her magic in both film and digital to perfectly capture our first pregnancy (not to mention the stunning lighting)! And Carla Kayes knocked it out of the park with her dreamy floral wreath, loose bouquet and ombre ribbon backdrop. She even made an adorable moon and stars garland to match our starry night nursery theme.



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With the dream-team behind us, Benny and I were able to sincerely enjoy the moment as we focused on the nearing arrival of our baby boy, Zanden. Because I was adopted at birth, Zanden will be the first member of my family to whom I am blood related, and I simply cannot wait to meet him next month! He and his daddy are the most precious gifts I have ever received and my greatest hope is that he would always know how deeply loved he is.



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Planning + Design: Lisa Leyda Petersen of Amorology Weddings
Photography: Fondly Forever
Florals: Carla Kayes Floral Design
Hair + Makeup: Beauty By Melina

13 responses to “Burgundy Woodland Maternity Photos

  1. Thank you so much, Sally! We dreamed this one up with Carla Kayes Floral Design – she did such a wonderful job on the backdrop!

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