Danna looks fabulous. In fact she looks so good that there were multiple times during her maternity session that I had to reposition myself so that I could actually tell that she was pregnant. I wish I was lying. I don’t think that anyone had that problem when I was pregnant. My jaw was on the ground when Danna was telling me about how she and her dad have been ripping up her deck (like she’s been doing manual labor…) and that because of this she had just been too tired to make it to the gym the day before. Right. I can’t even tell you the last time I stepped foot into a gym, it certainly wasn’t while I was pregnant! Danna and Greg are braver than I and have decided to be surprised by the gender of their baby in just a few short weeks. I can’t wait to meet him or her shoot his or her little newborn session! Danna, you really look spectacular!
To see more of Danna’s session, click below for a slideshow –
Today I’ve compiled my favorites from every family, baby, child, maternity or senior session this year into a fun little slideshow. I love shooting families! This year I was privileged to shoot lots of families, and I think my favorite parts of this slideshow are the parts where you see a maternity session and then the newborn baby, or a newborn baby and then that new family’s family session. I love getting to be a part of the stages of your lives, thank you so much to everyone who allowed me to freeze their special moments in time this year. It truly is an honor.
Here are my top favorites of all the favorites from families this year. Scroll down and vote for your favorite and then watch the slideshow!
Dorrie & Mia
Esther & Cody
And here is the happy little slideshow of all my family favorites!
Today’s post features the lovely and charming Dana Smith. You might remember her from her family session in November with her husband and sweet little girl Libby. Dana is expecting baby number two (a boy!) before too long, and doesn’t she look fabulous? I think she is so photogenic and has such a beautiful smile! These photos were taken two days before Christmas at my parent’s house in my mom’s fabulous living room. I’ve always wanted to do a shoot in their house and never have until now! The house has huge windows everywhere and wonderful natural light, which is perfect for an in-home shoot. I know what you’re thinking, no you can’t have that zebra chaise. My brother and I regularly fight over who is going to get it when my parents die. Morbid but true…
Scroll down to the bottom to see Dana’s slideshow, set to a nice mellow song for a nice snowy day!
I think this may be my new favorite maternity image. I love her relaxed pose, the colors of the leaves and how they contrast with the colors of her clothes! Click the image to see a full sized version.
Click the image below to see Dana’s maternity slideshow –
“Jamie looks amazing!! The only part of her that looks pregnant is her tummy! Her arms and legs and neck and face look thin and normal and she doesn’t look eight months pregnant at all!” This is what I told Jake with a bit of jealousy when I got home from Colorado this past weekend.
Jake calmly replied, “That’s because she throws up every day.”
He got me there. I suppose if I had been throwing up every day when I was eight months pregnant I wouldn’t have had balloon arms and legs…
Jamie has had two extremely difficult pregnancies. When she was pregnant with Mackenzie, her daughter, she hardly left home for nine months because she was so sick all the time. Both pregnancies she’s been in and out of the hospital for dehydration and has had to take meds just to be able to keep food down. Let’s just say that not being able to keep food down was definitely not my problem when I was pregnant (pass the buffalo wings!) This pregnancy has been pretty much as rough (she had to fly home three weeks early from an outreach she and her husband were leading in Southeast Asia in her first trimester). However, since she’s survived it before, she’s decided not to let her constant naseua get her down! She’s such a trooper!
Here are some maternity portraits I took of her in my hotel room at the looooovely Westin Westminster –
For this shot, she actually had to push her tummy out so I could even see it! Eight months preg!
Stay tuned next week for pictures of Jamie’s sweet little daughter Mackenzie!