Maternity photo shoots often take place at the mom's home, backyard, a beautiful park in town. All of those places are lovely, of course, but there's something to be said for choosing a location you feel a super-special, unique connection to ... like, for instance, Target! Ha. Truly, though, the superstore chain is many moms' happy place and/or second home. So, it makes perfect sense that an expectant mama from St. Louis, Missouri named Page Miller opted to do a seriously cool maternity shoot at her local Target.
Miller, a professional photographer herself who runs P&T Photography teamed up with her friend Heather Pippin of Inspired By a True Story Photography for the shoot. Pippin shared the series to her Facebook page on July 24, writing, "Target really wasn't ready for us you guys. This was so much fun, a creative way to pay homage to all those awesome Target Moms out there. The ones with the messy buns, half empty before you even make it to the back of the store Starbucks cups, toys you aren't really buying and cheese balls to get you through the store. Surprisingly nobody thought we were too weird except Brad, Page's husband who would not be seen with us on this day. haha! It's always a blast to get together with other photogs and bring our creative visions to life."
The images, capturing Miller with her daughter Avery throughout the store, are super-relatable and pretty to boot. Commenters on Pippin's page reacted gleefully, many of them saying they'd love their maternity shoot to take place at Target. "This is the cutest idea!" one wrote, while another said, "Literally, this is me all the way!"
Pippin explained to Scary Mommy that this is Miller's third pregnancy -- with a rainbow baby. “A few months back Page’s three month old son Clarke passed away from SIDS,” Pippin shared. “We didn’t plan the shoot based off of her being pregnant or baby Clarke, but it has turned into a positive way to really show how tough of a Mom Page is and I am happy for that!”
Congratulations to the Millers -- and cheers to Page and Heather Pippin for likely inspiring so many moms to consider doing their next maternity shoot among red shopping carts and bullseyes!