Pregnancy is an amazing experience, and it's something that I wanted to capture forever with maternity photos. I've never been one to feel very photogenic, and when you throw in the extra weight of pregnancy it can definitely be a hit to a girl's self-esteem. But now, at 36 weeks, I can honestly say that I am amazed by my body and truly in love with my bump. Baby K is kicking and squirming and reminding me that growing a life inside of you is one of the most beautiful things you could ever do. And these photos? They make me feel beautiful.
When Aaron and I scheduled a late January photo session with my amazingly talented friend Lacey of Lacey Rene' Studios, I figured it would be chilly and snowy and probably a little rough to take outdoor pictures. But oh friends, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! It was 60, and so warm that I almost feel silly sharing these photos as "winter maternity". Either way, I was able to get away with a knee-length floral maternity dress that was absolutely perfect with the dreamy outdoor setting. Lacey shared some of her favorites on her blog, and I am so excited to share some of mine with you today! I absolutely love how they turned out!
Because there was no way to anticipate the gorgeous January day that we would have, I also picked out a dress that was a little more "winter-friendly". I wanted something with a little pizzazz, something romantic with long sleeves and color that would pop. I landed on this gorgeous burgundy chiffon maternity dress with flowy sleeves and a fun slit that didn't run too high. I felt like a Grecian goddess in this dress, and I rounded out both outfits with my favorite Target booties and the Kendra Scott necklace that Aaron got me for Christmas.
I know that this mama's heart will forever cherish these photos of our sweet firstborn, still nestled inside of me. I'm just the right mix of nervous and excited and ready, but most of all I simply can't wait to meet Baby K soon! In case you missed them, check out my letter to our unborn baby, or one of the other pregnancy posts below:
Don't forget to follow along on Facebook and Instagram for the first glimpses of Baby K once we meet him or her! It won't be long now! We already feel so blessed, and are grateful for your support as we enter parenthood.