Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was spent finishing the nursery (thanks to the help of my husband), taking an 8-hour childbirth preparation class and taking maternity photos. It was all about the baby last weekend for sure.
The donuts/muffins/flowers were just a few of the details that I incorporated into the maternity photos Erik and I took yesterday with Canary Grey Photography. Wing is awesome, super sweet and talented. She and I “met” last year when we partnered for a giveaway on my blog. Remember this amazing winter session she took for the winning couple? It’s still one of my favorite couple’s shoots of all time.
For my maternity photos, I wanted a natural, cozy vibe with Erik and I. We took the majority of the photos in our house; in our kitchen (with these “props”), in our living room, in the nursery (which is why I had to finish it this weekend!) and outdoors. I was really hoping for snowy, wintry outdoor photos but with this crazy weather we have almost no snow on tht ground. I’m sure Wing still captured some great photos.
To be honest, taking maternity photos is a bit awkward. You hold your belly in almost all the pictures and feel huge and not really sure if you are going to be one of those women who look super cute pregnant or the opposite, huge/cow pregnant woman. We’ll see which category I fall into when I get the photos (there could be a bit of both). Wing did an awesome job of directing the shoot with great ideas and helped us feel comfortable. Lifestyle shoots (as well as weddings) are really her specialty and she said she was very inspired during our shoot, which was really cool.
Pregnancy is going really well and I feel pretty great still (31 weeks!). Though I’ll admit that with each day I feel like I’m getting bigger and bigger and have even caught myself sporting the “pregnant waddle” from time to time. Erik made the lovely observation on Saturday at our childbirth class that I “look bigger than a lot of the other pregnant ladies”. Thanks honey.
Erik was sort of a good sport during the photo shoot. He puts up with a lot from me with my blogging/photo shoots/detail obsession and overall type A craziness. But he did have his share of complaints during the shoot (“are we done yet?”). I will forgive him that, though because he spent a lot of evenings last week hanging up frames on the walls in the nursery and helping me get everything done. We are so ready for our baby girl, but still have to wait 2 months! Hopefully it goes by fast.
Wing also took a bunch of photos of our baby girl’s shabby chic nursery, can’t wait to share them with you!
PS. I ate WAY too many of these donuts after the photo shoot! Oops.