Intimate Maternity Session


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As a mother of three, I can say I have one regret – I never booked an intimate maternity session for myself. I have sessions with my family that I absolutely adore and am so thankful I have, but I never took the time to do this for myself in honor of what my body as a woman is capable of. I beg you mama, don’t let yourself miss out on this time!

Reflecting back onto my times of being pregnant, it’s no surprise that I was feeling more feelings than I knew were possible (and I’m naturally a very emotional person – sorry husband!). I can describe these feelings as full of joy, gratitude, a feeling of connection, a whole lot of nervousness, empowered, a time of reflection, anticipation, feeling vulnerable at times, longing for time to pass in anticipation of my baby’s arrivals; the list could truly go on.

But as fast as these emotions came, they also went. Nine months can feel like a lifetime while being pregnant, but it really is such a small amount of time in comparison with your new life with your little one. An intimate maternity session captures that sense of anticipation, from the nervousness to the eagerness of meeting your sweet little one.

Reasons To Schedule An Intimate Maternity Session

Emotive Storytelling

An intimate maternity sessions focuses on capturing your true and genuine emotions, and your unique story of pregnancy. It tells a story of all of the emotions you are feeling – an immense amount of joy, a time of reflection, a sense of empowerment, opening up and being absolutely vulnerable, an overwhelming amount of gratitude, a true sense of connection that only mamas can feel, and the both exciting and nerve-wracking anticipation of your sweet little one.

Focuses On The Mother

Whether this is the journey to your first time being called “mama” or your fourth, you know that your identity becomes who you are as a mother and to me it is one of the most beautiful things and I thank the Lord for trusting me to do so. But there are those moments when you feel like there isn’t any time to do things for yourself anymore. An intimate maternity session allows you to celebrate yourself and your body for the incredibly amazing thing you are doing.

Personal To You

I will admit that I am one of those mamas where pregnancy wasn’t this natural feeling for me and there were plenty of times that I didn’t feel comfortable, but that will never take away from the incredible thing that my body as a woman was designed for. If you are like me, I get it mama, I really truly do. I don’t treat any of these sessions the same and I allow you to identify what you are comfortable with and how you want these images to express your time being pregnant. Each mamas story is different and I fully respect and honor that throughout these sessions.

Creating Memories, Not Just Photographs

An intimate maternity session isn’t just about creating photographs; it’s about crafting memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. Imagine looking back at these images years from now, feeling the same warmth and love that you felt during you pregnancy. Every snapshot is apart of your motherhood journey – a story beautifully told through gentle imagery.

A Stress-Free Experience for Busy Moms

I truly understand that life is a whirlwind of responsibilities and commitments. An intimate maternity session is designed to be a stress-free retreat, a haven where you can simply be yourself. No rush, no fuss – just you, your thoughts, and the magic of the moment. It’s a break from the chaos, an opportunity to breathe and embrace the calm that this experience deserves.

Scroll to see more photos of this session by Nashville Maternity Photographer Courtney Houk

Intimate Maternity Session

As you gracefully navigate your journey of motherhood, there’s a subtle sense of calm around you, a comforting feeling that plays in your heart, and a lasting radiance that comes from the growing miracle within you. Your unique story deserves to be told in a way that is as tender and heartfelt as the love you hold for the precious life you are creating. That’s where an intimate maternity session steps into the picture – to capture the beauty, the emotion, and the gentleness of this sacred chapter in your life. I would be so honored to create this for you and with you.

Session Details

Wardrobe (not including undergarments), backdrop, and props provided by Courtney Houk Photography

Film images — Pentax 645 using Portra 400 rated at 200, Nikon F100 using Delta 3200 rated at 1600 — both scanned by Photo Vision Prints

Digital images — Sony A7iii and 35mm 1.4 lens edited with The Archetype Process Profiles

Courtney is a Nashville Newborn Photographer here to provide you with a stress free, luxurious experience a mama could only dream of. An experience where you don’t have to be the person to do it all, and she will help you finally get timeless images and heirloom artwork in your hands and home. She truly takes care of it all for you. If you are interested in booking a session, please reach out sooner than later! 


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Discover the "it's all taken care of for you" experience that you didn't even know existed. What if I told you all you had to do was show up and I've got the rest? From your wardrobe to your hair and makeup, and artwork - all while saving that time to be with your littles.

and I know you're busy

they don't stay little for long, mama