Waiting for Baby Jack…[Noblesville, Indiana maternity photography]

A few years ago I met Erin and Jacob.  I had so much fun getting to know them when I photographed their engagement session and wedding.  I could not have asked for a nicer couple to work with.  Earlier this year, I was thrilled to hear the exciting news that Erin and Jacob were expecting a baby, and so happy to have the opportunity to photograph the two of them just weeks before their little boy Jack is due to arrive!!

Erin was 34 weeks pregnant at the time of our session, and she looked AMAZING!!

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Erin and Jacob are so great together…it was really neat to get to capture their sweet interactions with one another.

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Seriously, Erin, you are stunning!!

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Love this!!  :)

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We had to do a little shooting in Jack’s nursery!  It is so cute and all ready for him!!

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And we had to get a few belly shots with a little more dramatic lighting too!

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Well, I have heard that next week is the week that Jack is scheduled to arrive!!  I know that you will be wonderful parents, Erin and Jacob!  I can’t wait to meet your precious little boy!

Kira waits for her little one…

We did Kira’s maternity session when she was 37.5 weeks along, and she looked absolutely AMAZING!!  We started out with a few in the nursery.  I love this one with the crib in the background.

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What a perfect belly!

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Hey, does anyone want to know what it feels like to look down at your pregnant tummy in your ninth month?  :)

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After finishing up in the nursery, we headed outside.  It was a beautiful evening, and we were able to get a few shots of Kira alone and with her hubby, Ryan, too.

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I’m so glad that we got this session in when we did because Kira and Ryan’s sweet baby arrived only 4 days after we took these photos!!  Kira, thanks for letting me capture this time in your lives as you were waiting for your precious little one!  (Stay tuned for newborn photos!)

Considering Maternity Photos?

Okay, I don’t usually post photos of myself on my blog!  However, I figured that now, if ever, it would be appropriate!!

I think there are a lot of women out there who have considered having maternity portraits taken, but have been too nervous to go ahead with the experience!!  After all, pregnancy is a time when your body goes through MANY changes VERY quickly.  And as exciting as it is, it can also leave a woman feeling awkward or unsure of her rapidly changing shape.  I’ve been through this too, and I know how you feel.  We want to look our best in photos, and may find ourselves thinking, “I’ve never been this shape before…will I look ridiculous in photos?!”  The answer is NO, and to show you that I’m not asking you to do something that I wouldn’t do myself, I’ll post the following photo!

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This is me, taken a little over 2.5 weeks ago, when I was 37.5 weeks pregnant.  (Yes, if you’re doing the math, that means I’m now 40+ weeks.  My due date was yesterday and we’re still waiting for this little one to arrive.)

You want to capture this exciting time and the miracle that is taking place in your body, but it is a little scary to be vulnerable.  Don’t worry!  I make it a goal to make women feel as comfortable as possible during a maternity session.  I promise I’m going to make you look your best!!  There are little things that make such a difference in photographing maternity sessions - things like placement of your hands and arms, lighting, and the angle of your body.  Knowing that your photographer is paying attention to these little details like these can give you so much more confidence, allowing you to just have fun during your session, while someone else worries about the specifics!

Maybe you’re wondering, “Who will ever even see these?”  Most importantly, you will!!  Having maternity portraits taken is a way to celebrate this unique time of carrying another life inside you!  You’re working hard and though it may not feel glamorous, what you are doing is beautiful.  Time will pass and you will forget a lot of the little details of day-to-day pregnancy, but you’ll always have a way to look back and remember what this season in life was like!

I was right there with you - nervous about maternity photos during my 2nd pregnancy, complete with more stretch marks, a bigger belly, etc.  I’m so glad that I went ahead with them though!!  And even if I’m the main person who ever looks at them, I’m sure these will be a special keepsake for years to come, as I look back and remember waiting for this new life to enter the world.  I’m sure you’ll come away from your maternity photo experience feeling the same way.

Laura’s Maternity Session

I recently had the chance to photograph Laura’s maternity session.  She was about 7 months along with twins (!!) and looked amazing!!  I am actually editing the photos from her sweet babies’ newborn session right now, and those will be up soon, but for now here are some of my favorites from the maternity session.

I really enjoyed playing with light and shadow on these first ones for a more dramatic look.  I think that the second photo is my favorite from the entire session!

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We had to be sure to include Dad in a few photos as well!!

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Thanks, Laura and Jacob, for allowing me to take these photos as you waited for your precious little ones to arrive!

Since we’re on the subject of little ones arriving, I’ll let you know that our second little one is due in only about 5 1/2 weeks!  Wow!  That is sneaking up on me quickly!!  Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!!  :)