I don't get to meet every family when they are expecting, but I would say 99% of my newborn photography families come to me for maternity photos as well, and I am so glad they do. It really allows me to get a feel for them as a family and if there are toddlers or kids in the family, it is especially helpful. That way when I enter the home during that tender newborn time, I already know them a bit.
I met this family for their maternity photos and quickly fell in love with their little boy. I love his energetic disposition. It was a pleasure capturing him interacting with his fresh baby sister. There was such a quiet, peaceful feeling in their home when I photographed them. They were at absolute ease with their new little girl.
Newborn photography means so much to me.