Friday, March 29, 2013

favorites from our maternity photoshoot

I thought I'd share a few of my favorites from our maternity photoshoot that we had a few weeks ago with Rebecca from the Manzanita blog.

((spoiler alert:: Chase did not awkwardly hold my belly in any of them nor did I get half-naked  or raise up my shirt to expose my popped out snooze button of a belly button))

She also did our announcement photos back in the Fall and I just love how laid back our photoshoots are. We both had a vision for a super casual, almost journalistic type photoshoot of Chase and I in our natural environment. We decided to just hang out on the sofa and I really like how intimate and not too staged the photos look. However, you know I'm a "prop" girl, so of course we had some fun extras to add some personality. 


((I'm not sure why, but I am in LOVE with this one. I love that you can see the basket underneath the table with random stuff piled in and "The Church Planters Wife" book on top, you can tell I'm grinning at Chase as he way too seriously reads a silly book that I can't wait to hear him read to Little One, our favorite candle is lit, and it just feels "normal." She captured this moment perfectly.))

When I felt like Chase had had enough, Rebecca and I went outside to just get some shots of me and the baby bump. I'm so thankful to have these even though I haven't *loved* the way I look pregnant. Again, I'm learning to accept my body and the miracle that it is that I can carry a HUMAN while God grows him into our precious son. Plus, the scenery ain't bad ;)


Just in case anyone is wondering, here are some details about what I'm wearing.
-Look 1: Lace tee and teal skirt are Forever 21 // The Necklace is C/O Outfit Additions // and the shoes are by Seychelles
-The onesie we are holding up is from The Wishing Elephant
-Look 2: My maxi dress is from Target // the sweater is from Anthropologie // boots are C/O Blowfish Shoes

love.

34 comments:

  1. i love the photos! and you do look great.

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  2. These are great pictures. And your outfit in the last few made me gasp. Its beautiful(just like you, pretty mama:))

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  3. You are a gorgeous pregnant lady! Love the pictures.

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  4. Awe these are so fun! You look great and I love the colors in your bottom outfit and YOUR HOUSE is adorable. How have I missed this?

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  5. Are You My Mother is my absolute favorite children's book. Bravo for using it in your photos!

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  6. My favorites are the ones of you by the mountains. SO lucky you get to live there!!!

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  7. you look so beautiful! great pictures lady!

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  8. In live with these!! The outdoor ones of you outside are just ridiculous!!! I mean should be in a magazine or billboard or something!!!

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  9. Oh my gosh, these are gorgeous!!! I really love the outfits you put together, and that scenery!! You look stunning girl!

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  10. You are so beautiful Kim!! I am absolutely in LOVE with all of these photos!!! The one of you + Chase reading the Dr. Seuss books is darling!! (You should really get that framed and hang it somewhere in your house!!) :)
    And I love the black + white one of you two holding hands a the breakfast table!! So very sweet!! xoxo

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  11. I think you are a STUNNING mama to be! Seriously, you put off having another person inside you very well. I have loved watching the way you dress your belly and keep yourself so fresh all the time. You are beautiful and I cannot wait to see pictures of the little munchkin when he arrives! Happy Easter! He is Alive!

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  12. These photos are amazing. I will definitely need to remember this post since the hubs and I are moving back to CO in 2 months and hope to someday soon start a family of our own. What a great photographer you guys found!

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  13. oh I love these shots! they're perfect.

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  14. These are so sweet and so beautiful! You look amazing. Absolutely stunning mother-to-be!

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  15. You are SO gorgeous! The photos are great!

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  16. The shot with the ice cream bowl resting on your belly...too cute!

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  17. Also, in case anyone is wondering, I am wearing a flannel shirt and a beard.

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  18. Kim, these are precious. I feel the need to encourage you... I hated the way I looked pregnant the first time. I had ZERO maternity pictures done. Didn't want to remember that! Six months later when I was normal size I looked back through my bump-tracking-mirror pictures and I was so sad I didn't have something better. Second baby, we took pictures. I hated them right after but I knew it wasn't forever... and 10 months post baby I treasure them so. I'm so glad you had these done... and you will be :) Promise.

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  19. ADORE these photos! So gorgeous! You look perfect with that baby belly.

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  20. sp pretty, you look gorgeous!! Love the ones outside with the snow on the ground.
    Happy Easter

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  21. You look lovely! I especially like the B&W shots! And that sweater is so pretty! :)

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  22. love that orange dress! gorgeous shots. you are so cute! congratulations!!!

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  23. So fabulous! I love the last one with you and Chase as well. My other fave is the cropped black and white side view of the belly. :)

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  24. i LOVE that these are so natural and not so staged. she did a great job of capturing you!

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  25. These pictures are just beautiful! I absolutely love your second outfit!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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  26. These are some of the best maternity photos I've seen! They capture so much love. Maternity photos can get really weird pretty quickly, but these are just adorable.

    Erin
    e-plus-l.blogspot.com

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  27. What a gorgeous shoot–you look beautiful! Those photos of you outside are stunning, but the intimacy of the images of you and Chase together is heart-stopping.

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  28. So pretty! You look great and dress so well! I hope I can get myself out of sweats.

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  29. These photos are gorgeous!
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  30. Love love love these! And I'm glad to hear that there was no awkward belly holding or uncomfortable belly exposing. I made the mistake of searching 'maternity photography' on pinterest last week....yikes! These are stunning and so natural!

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  31. Lovely photos! I agree with the journalistic quality -- such a great vibe!

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  32. Your spoiler alert made me laugh. I was looking around on Pinterest the other day for tasteful maternity shot ideas. Apparently the words "tasteful" and "maternity shots" do not go hand in hand. The majority of them are either awkward or inappropriate. These are very well done :)

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