Post # 1
After much hemming and hawing, we went ahead and got some maternity photos taken by a friend of mine with a budding photography biz. What pushed me over the edge was the great price my friend offered, and the realization that they totally didn’t all have to be pictures of me and DH wearing polar vests and smiling at each other with our hands making hearts on my belly.
Only like half of them had to be that.
For the rest, I fell back on my 18 years as a ballerina and wore all white, and my photographer who had no experience doing “ethereal-style” photos totally stepped up to the plate and took some flippin’ amazing pictures.
And then of course DH and I had to capture the Army Brat status of our soon-to-be baby, which may be lame now but will probably be really cool in 20 years when DH is retired and our life as a military family is but a distant memory.
Hope you like them as much as I do! This is but a fraction of the full set, but these are the cream of the crop.
First, the normals. You can’t see our polar vests, but trust me, we’re wearing them.
Then I told DH to stop ruining my pictures with his stupid face for a while:
Then came my FAVORITES — the ethereal lady-in-white shots 🙂
And then the cute Army ones (warning: bare pregnant belly ahead):
And there you have it!
Post # 4
@iarebridezilla: Beautiful photos, lady! I absolutely adore the shots in the white and green! 🙂
Post # 6
Those are AMAZING!! You guys are so cute 🙂
Post # 7
You look awesome, these are such great photos!
Post # 8
Gorgeous pics! The ones with you in white are so dreamy!
Post # 9
@stefanielovesjamie: the green is actually one of the baby’s swaddle blankets, so when we do newborn pics of her she can wear the same blanket 🙂 See, SOMETIMES I DO THINK AHEAD!!!!
Thanks everyone! I’m so happy with how they turned out! I mean I hated like 75% of the “normal” ones but I sort of expected I would. Sheesh, I never realized that even my basketball preggo belly can look like a beer gut under the right circumstances 😛
Post # 10
I actually *like* the bare pregnant belly ones…and usually I hate that kind of thing
Also, I just noticed your EDD is my birthday, so your child will undoubtedly be gorgeous and brilliant. Jussayin.
Post # 11
@iarebridezilla: These are absolutely adorable. Gorgeous!!
Post # 12
@sara_tiara: oh I’m sure she will be if she’s born on her due date! And I could definitely do without the pics where I’m facing the camera straight on and you can see both my blown-out belly button piercing hole and my linea negra. Yikes. BURN IT WITH FIRE BURN IT WITH FIRE!!! Those ones definitely WON’T be going on the wall …
Post # 13
@iarebridezilla: HOW DID I MISS THESE!?!?!?! You look great 🙂 I’m so excited for you & your growing family!
Post # 14
You shots are so GORG! Also, I’m a military brat and those pictures will be priceless one day! My Dad is going to be wearing his military whites when he gives me away on my wedding day. It means the world to me.
Post # 16
@iarebridezilla: Beautiful maternity pics!! (I admit, I’m usually not a huge fan..but I love your posts and you are a GORGEOUS mama!!)