When Brittany got in touch about a Cheyenne Botanic Gardens maternity session in the conservatory, I couldn’t have imagined how perfect the day was going to be! Knowing her session was going to be in January, we scheduled a session time at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens conservatory for before they opened.
We woke up to gently falling giant snowflakes (which for anyone who knows southeast Wyoming, the snow is never ever falling gently). Even though we’d scheduled a session inside, I was really hoping we’d be able to grab a few photos outside with the snow, but it did stop during the hour or so we were at the gardens. Oh, well! As you can see, Brittany chose the absolute perfect dress for a shoot at the conservatory.
Brittany chose a fantastic dress for showing off her shoulders and gorgeous earrings. The length meant that she was able to wear flip flops, which are a perfect choice for late pregnancy. The color she chose went perfectly with both the green and the terracotta-colored pots and walkway, and I loved the lace overlay.
It was so wonderful to meet Brittany and CJ, and I can’t wait to meet their new little one in the next few weeks!!
Planning a Cheyenne Botanic Gardens maternity session?
You need to plan ahead! Photography session times are only available before the conservatory opens, and they must be reserved ahead of time. This means there is only one photography slot on Saturday, otherwise your session will need to be Tuesday through Friday (not open Sunday or Monday). Sessions start at 9 am, so be prepared to get ready early!
For December sessions, I would recommend planning on a weekday session, as any available Saturdays are booked long in advance. For January through March sessions, I suggest planning 2-3 months in advance to make sure you snag a Saturday spot.
The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens conservatory does require a photography permit, which starts at $10 for up to three people (not including photographer).
You can bring small props – think a ribbon, tiny shoes, a sign. No balloons!!
If you do have small children, know that there is a pond with fish, and kids are VERY fascinated by it! You also need to make sure that your kids know they aren’t to pick any of the flowers. If you think this might be a bit too distracting of an environment for your littles, let me know and we’ll find the perfect location elsewhere!
You can head to my Maternity Session Info page for more information! I offer both standalone sessions, as well as a maternity + newborn session package for a discounted price. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!