Friday, August 10, 2012

Maternity Pics

Oh.my.word.

My maternity pics turned beautifully.

Thanks to the amazing Ali Moore.

And I really do owe it ALL to her.

It's so funny to really know what's going on behind the scenes in a photograph. But then you have someone like Ali, who can make one miserably hot pregnant mama appear to be perfectly, pregnantly, glowing.

Let's take a deeper look into our photo shoot.

1). I was just shy of 9 months pregnant - read: feeling rather large.

2). I had just had my first painful contraction. I mean, I've been having Braxton Hicks for months, but this one stopped me in my tracks and I couldn't talk. (Yes. I'm aware that they get much worse).

3). It was 110 degrees outside. All three of us were dripping in sweat.

4). My hair fell and de-curled the moment I opened the car door. (See # 3).

5). I changed in the middle of the path in the nature preserve. And because of all the sweat (see # 3 again), I felt like my clothes were on crooked.

6). Gabe had just woken up...like 20 minutes beforehand. He's been working 12 hour shifts at night, and he sleeps hard during the day. So he had sleepy-bear face.

7). I believe this was our 6th time to reschedule. I REALLY wanted to do pics around week 30 (so I wasn't so huge), but my poor hubby had a ton of dental issues. So we had to keep rescheduling. Therefore, 6 weeks later, my belly and face are most definitely looking pretty pregnant.

Needless to say...these bad boys couldn't have turned out any better. Sorry for the picture overload. Just love em' so much and couldn't decide on my faves!

Enjoy!























This one is my FAVORITE! Happy Daddy! :)




16 comments:

Ali Moore said...

Happy Mommy and Happy Daddy! Little Ly will be here soon.

Thanks for being great clients and friends!

Shoshanah said...

These pictures are awesome. You never would have guessed that you both weren't in amazing moods. They're all great, but I think my favorites are the one of all the shoes and one on the Kansas State blanket.

Lucky in Love said...

Ah! The ones with the shoes...so awesome!!!!!!

Crystal Seed said...

Seriously! These pics turned out SOOOO cute!!!! I can't wait to see this baby on the outside!

Tickled Pink said...

Oh my word. Love them all!

sara with an h said...

every single picture is amazing and precious! you both look so happy, who cares hoe sweaty you were :) (p.s., you totally can't tell you were sweaty and trust me, i know sweaty, ew )

Sarah from lil Rhody said...

SOOOO Beautiful!!!!!! You will cherish these pictures forever. You would never know you were both so sweaty and uncomfortable. You are both beaming with JOY!

PS The last pic could be an ad for Toms!

xoxox

Kristin said...

Awww! These are great! You guys look so happy and you look beautiful! Love the candid shot of you laughing!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

From the way you introduced them, I thought you were going to be less than great. Once I started looking, I think they look FABULOUS! You look so happy and glowing. There's no sweat noticable at all!

Leigh said...

The pictures are so gorgeous! Love your necklace in the first outfit :)

Sarah said...

Aw, so pretty! Looking great, mama!

Carolyn said...

OMG! They're SO CUTE!!! Love them!

Amanda said...

Oh. My. GOSH! So adorable. I love them all - especially the KSU ones ;)

Ashley said...

These pictures are amazing!! You look fantastic!!!

Megan said...

Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog, and I'm so glad I did. I feel like we have so many things in common, and even our maternity pictures are similar. I'll be putting mine up later this week--stop by my blog to check it out! :-)
www.asouthernbellefromnj.com

Dixie Bell Designs said...

omg, i love these pics!! they came out SO CUTE!!