Southend Maternity Photography x Paris Loran

In July, I met up with local Charlotte model Paris Loran for a photowalk in my favorite part of the Queen City -Southend! We visited some of my favorite spots and found a few new ones along the way to create this Southend maternity photography collection.

We started out in the design district. Paris and I share a love of plants, so we were both enthusiastic about this little hidden gem of a location.

Southend maternity fine art portrait photography by Elizabeth A Images, Charlotte portrait photographer

Another favorite Southend spot of mine is a popular one! We used the bright and colorful tiles that pepper the outside of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream as a vibrant backdrop.

Southend maternity portrait photography by Elizabeth A Images, Charlotte portrait photographer

We continued our photo walk along the Southend Light Rail and spotted this little staircase tucked in between several restaurants. The combination of the dramatic lighting and the contrasting colors just makes these images pop!

This spot below is one of the best we found! I love the how the leading lines and the bright flowers add so much environmental interest to these Southend maternity images.

As we continued on our Southend maternity photo walk, I searched for some spots to create some dramatic shots with interesting environmental framing. Fortunately, this part of Charlotte is dotted with visually-rich locations!

Southend maternity photos by Elizabeth A Images, Charlotte portrait photographer

We discovered another spot full of dramatic plants. All hail the plant queen!

Southend maternity photos by Elizabeth A Images, Charlotte portrait photographer
Southend maternity photos by Elizabeth A Images, Charlotte portrait photographer

Paris spotted the art installation on the parking garage (below, right). The overcast sky provided the most beautiful, diffused light we could hope for!

Southend maternity portraits by Elizabeth A Images LLC, Charlotte fine art photographer
Southend maternity fine art photography by Elizabeth A Images, Charlotte portrait photographer

With storm clouds rolling in above our heads, we strolled towards our last location with purpose. The ominous skies photographed beautifully!

Southend maternity portrait by Elizabeth A Images, Matthews photographer
Southend maternity portrait by Elizabeth A Images, Matthews photographer
Southend maternity portrait by Elizabeth A Images, Matthews photographer
Southend maternity portrait by Elizabeth A Images, Matthews photographer
Southend maternity portrait by Elizabeth A Images, Matthews fine art photographer
Southend maternity portrait by Elizabeth A Images, Matthews photographer

After the glorious shots above were captured, I announced that we were done. Of course, I’d forgotten the floral mural on the side of Flower Child! With no cars parked in front of it (a rarity), I couldn’t resist grabbing a few last images in front of this gorgeous art piece.

Southend maternity portrait by Elizabeth A Images, Matthews photographer
Southend maternity portrait by Elizabeth A Images, Matthews photographer

I’m so glad that I was able to work with Paris a second time before her baby boy is born! Paris is one of my favorite local models to work with.

See our previous maternity photoshoot in Camp North End here: https://elizabethaimages.com/2020/06/15/90s-grunge-maternity/


Follow Paris Loran on Instagram: instagram.com/parisloran

To treat yourself to a Southend photo walk, click here: https://elizabethaimages.com/matthewsphotographysessions/individual-portrait/

-Elizabeth A.

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