Patty & Kelly

Maternity Session

The experience of growing your family is a wonderful time in one’s life. It is a time of both hardships and happiness. How can something so very natural become so humanly overwhelming? But, as any mother will tell you, nothing compares to the peace that comes when your baby looks at you and smiles with all the love in their heart.

I had the pleasure to shoot with Patty Laurel-Filart and Kelly Misa-Fernandez for Cordlife Philippines. It was a very special milestone for these two good friends, their first pregnancy.

jaja samaniego
jaja samaniego

Where do the nights go,
when I can only see you in my dreams?
As the day we meet draws closer,
my dreams wash into reality.

jaja samaniego

This maternal glow is like no other,
like the soft wash of a cozy spring morning.


How I’ve grown fond of someone I have yet to meet,
I can’t fathom.
This blooming love, must really be true.

One can not fully describe
how truly testing and yet overwhelmingly fulfilling
this experience of creating life is.

baby bump
Shot for Happy Folks Studio
Styled by Margaux Alampay
Make up by Czari Domingo
Hair by Marie Tan
Flowers by Justine Arcena – Bumanlag
Special Thanks to Aira Franco

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