Photographer Uses Eclipse To Snap The Coolest Maternity Shot Ever

Photographer Uses Eclipse To Snap The Coolest Maternity Shot Ever

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This is one photo that’s sure to be cherished for a lifetime

Maternity photos are a great way to capture the amazing things a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy. Professional photographers have the ability to get just the right photo to bring everything to life. In Nichole Carver’s case, her pregnancy photo shoot will be one she will never forget.

Carver, who is expecting her fourth child this fall, wanted to do something special this time around, especially given all she has been through, to capture the happiness she was feeling.

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“This is our last planned pregnancy as we have experienced the joys of birthing two healthy children and the sadness of loss after delivering my second child, a little girl named Emma, stillborn back in 2014,” Carver told FOX 5. “Our little boy is nothing short of a miracle to us and what better way to celebrate him than capturing this once in a life moment in time.”

Carver’s mother-in-law, Lisa Cruikshank who owns Still Pearl Photography, was the perfect person to take the shots. Mother Nature gave the grandma-to-be and her daughter-in-law the perfect opportunity on Monday during the eclipse.

“We had 99.1 percent totality,” Carver told FOX5.

Image via Still Pearl Photography

Image via Still Pearl Photography

Cruikshank captured the breathtaking photos at Carters Dam located in Murray County, Georgia. The pair, along with thousands of others, watched the historical event as the first total solar eclipse visible in 99 years took place on Monday. People from coast to coast were witness to the moon blocking out the sun, a cloak of total darkness in the middle of the day. The eclipse reached 100 percent totality in several parts of north Georgia shortly after 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Image via Still Pearl Photography

Image via Still Pearl Photography

“I used a Canon Mark 3 with the cheapest lens I had on hand Canon 24-105 just because I was afraid of ruining a good lens,” Cruikshank told WTVM9. She snapped the pictures separately, first of Carver, then of the eclipse. “It is a composite … the sun was so high I couldn’t get them both in the frame so I photographed her then the sun above her and just merged the images ,” Cruikshank posted on her Facebook page.

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The result? Breathtaking photos that Carver and their family will cherish for a lifetime.