Friday, August 23, 2013

pictures of me...yes, just me.

At the end of July, I was lucky enough to have a maternity photo shoot done by the uber-talented Bridgett J Photography. I was about 33 1/2 weeks along at the time.  I'd never done a maternity shoot before, but I figured since this is my last pregnancy and I've spent 4 years of my 9 year marriage ginormous with child, it couldn't hurt to document it.  After all, did I really want my only proof of pregnancy to be badly taken belly shots I'd taken in the dirty bathroom mirror?  exactly.  Warning: there will be a lot of pictures, all of which are of me...just me.  It's a little hard not to feel  like I'm being vain and self-centered while looking at this post, but I wanted to make sure I got these pictures on here because, after all, that is why I had them taken in the first place.  I want my daughters to know what their mom looked like pregnant, what they'll most likely look like pregnant.  I want to help me remember that pregnancy can be beautiful, even though it most definitely doesn't feel beautiful.  In fact, it feels a lot more like a beached whale.  But sometimes, given a decently flattering outfit, some great lighting, and a talented photographer...the amazing-ness of pregnancy can be a beautiful thing.  Without further ado...

Enjoy!







 Love this picture!  Definitely one of my favorite shots from the shoot.









  ...aaaand this would be my other favorite picture from the shoot.  I just love how this angle turned out!



...and of course, the picture reminding us what exactly that huge big belly is all about :)

Well, that's a wrap!  Thanks for making it through my indulgent, self-centered post.  Next time there'll be pictures of the beasties, I promise :)

6 comments:

Jenny said...

Love everything about the shoot. Not only are the lighting and colors beautiful - you are BEAUTIFUL!!

Felicia said...

Seriously cute pictures!

Kim said...

You give me hope that one day, when I have kids, I can still be a cute pregnant lady...like you are and have been for all 5 of your pregnancies:)

patshala said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!

holyoak said...

You look beautiful to me without lighting, make-up, or cute outfits. You are just deeply beautiful, that pours out of with your smile, the twinkle of your eyes and and the words that you write. There is nothing more beautiful than a righteous mother doing her best!

Jill Pierce said...

You look stunningly beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :)