Rachel + Jason | Elegant Black & White Maternity Portraits | With Ashley Valera Photography

Updated: Nov 13, 2019

It's not everyday that you get inspired as an artist to take on a new challenge or expand in a new direction.

The inspiration for one of my best friends maternity session came while reading an article in Behind The Shutter Magazine (BehindTheShutter.com) by Donatella Nicolina (DonatellaNicolini.it).

Nicolini is a brilliant Italian maternity photographer who shares her talents with the world. I found her photography to be emotionally moving. Her style matched that of Rachel's elegant and classic beauty.

Rachel & Jason met through mutual friends and fell in love quickly. Their love is sweet, gentle, nurturing and silly. The arrival of their first child, a baby girl, is being named after Rachels mother, Molly.

Congratulations to baby Molly on winning the parent lottery!

And, CONGRATULATIONS to Rachel & Jason!