I’ve never really been into maternity pictures…I mean who wants to remember being hugely fat and gross looking right?!?! I had a maternity shoot last pregnancy with Autumn and while I liked several of them, I never used them for anything. I also had them taken when I was 35 weeks pregnant…kinda past the point of being “cute” and more at the point of “omg you look like you’re about to burst!” This time around I was at 30 weeks pregnant when we had some taken. Crissy and I planned to do a shoot together but with Zach’s schedule it made sense for us to get some family ones on a Saturday morning. Mom was totally down to help and she did a GREAT job!!! We have a really neat barn out by our house (so neat that pretty much every time we pass it someone is out there having pictures done!) and figured we’d just go out there and snap some pictures. I’m SO thankful we did them when we did because I still felt like I looked cute and was able to wear clothes I felt pretty in! Doesn’t really happen at this point so I’m glad we didn’t wait any longer!
My main goal for maternity pictures was family ones together. We will only be a family of three for a few more weeks and I wanted to capture those last days! I really, really appreciate Mom getting up early on a Saturday to come help us out…she’ll probably regret that she did such an awesome job b/c I’ll totally be asking her to do it again for us in the future! Here are the pictures from that morning:
I can’t get over how well Gramma got him to SMILE!
This is his “cheese!” face…he kinda looks like a rabbit but it’s cute 😉
giving the baby kisses
When people tell me “you’re ALL baby!” I know they are lying…just look at my back. Yuck!!!!
We took some solo pics too, more to come from my shoot with Crissy!
I know all you photographers out there are tooooootally wanting me to be a pregnant model for you right? Haha! Seriously though, I’m pretty amazed at all the great pics we were able to get in only 30 min time! Zach was not very pleased that I wanted to do maternity pictures but even he left happy. Plus he couldn’t complain much seeing as it was 1 second away from our house and it was all over so quickly! Even Kye had a good time!!! Thanks again Mom!!!
PS: Yes, you WILL be seeing a newly updated blog header with a picture of me ACTUALLY looking pregnant thanks to this photo shoot!!!