Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Planning our Maternity Photos

For our maternity session, we had the amazing opportunity to work with Dyan Kethley photography again! She shot our Christmas Home Tour for Southern Weddings back in November, and we couldn't wait to work with her again.

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I haven't always been incredibly crazy about the idea of a maternity session. I love photos, and that's no secret.. but I also wasn't sure of how confident I would feel with my very pregnant body. However, after the experiences of the past year, I realized that a maternity session would be an awesome way to mark the Lord's faithfulness in blessing us with a healthy pregnancy. As I write at 32 weeks pregnant, I'll say that my body confidence changes from day to day, but mostly I just can't get over how amazing it is that my belly has grown full with our precious boy.

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I gathered some inspiration images and one thing was clear.. mama had to find her a gown! A floor length dress was apparently a non negotiable for me to love the image. This may seem ridiculous, but it's what I loved! I also know that I want some sweet photos of Ben and I together, but that if we're looking at the camera, there must be smiles. We're not very photogenic in serious poses. If I wasn't so embarrassed by the proof I have of this, I'd show y'all! Haha!

The only other detail worth noting is that a goal I had for pregnancy was for my wedding ring to still fit when we go into delivery, with the mini goal of it fitting for our maternity photos. The ring is still holding strong as of now.. so fingers crossed! :)

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We'll be taking our photos at Dallas's White Rock Lake on Monday night, assuming the weather cooperates. I can't wait! If you've had maternity photos done, I'd love to hear any tips and tricks that you've gathered from the experience!



3 comments:

  1. Such sweet pictures, the one with the hat is my favorite! I'm sure your's will turn out just as lovely!

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  2. So exciting!!!! Send me a sneak peek :) I can't wait! And I love the new blog look!

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  3. Cannot wait to see you pictures! Love your inspiration choices!

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