Personal Project | 29 Weeks [Bump Watch]

I will admit that I was more than a bit nervous to post these photos, since they are definitely unlike any of my maternity photos to date. I knew, however, that I wanted to showcase an indoor, ‘naked belly’ shoot at some point during my pregnancy, since I realize that many people enjoy this type of maternity session (including myself), and I wanted to show that I could do it and what it would look like. Let’s face it, not everyone is pregnant in the Spring/Summer/Fall like I am, there will be some winter pregnancies when shooting outside will just not be possible every week. That doesn’t mean that we can’t get beautiful shots of your bump!

These were done in my home, in my room, with only a small-ish window as my source of light. Of course black and white is preferred in this type of situation, and I really like how the silhouettes came out, they have that grainy, film-like quality that goes well with this type of session. And as much as I wanted to Photoshop out my wrinkles and veins, and thin out my back and my thighs (and everything else), I held off and kept it as natural as possible, because that’s what pregnancy should be, natural and beautiful just the way it is.

I tried to keep everything fairly modest for the sake of this project, but I would totally be up for doing a sexier maternity shoot with a client, and would love to see a woman confident enough in her pregnant body to go for it and bare it all (or even to wear clothing but rock the session boudoir style…)  If this is something that would interest you, please get in touch with me!

I apologize to anyone that may find these images ‘offensive’, or finds it strange that a photographer would post photos of themselves like this on their blog, but again, I wanted to try this type of session, both for myself personally and professionally, so I did what felt ok.  Trust me, it won’t be happening too often!

I can’t believe I only have about 5 more of these mini sessions to do and then the baby will be here! It has gone by quickly, that’s for sure.  Thank you all for following along with me on this journey of mine 🙂

Be back soon for a wedding and family sneak peek!

Until then,

 

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Country Lovin’ | Nikki & Shane [Norton, NB Engagement Photographer]

Nikki and Shane are getting married this weekend! And from what I can tell from hanging out with these two last week to do their engagement shots, it’s going to be a very laid back, fun and beautiful wedding, set in their backyard, full of family and friends and nature.  Just how I like it.

We went out last Friday evening to scout locations for their wedding pictures, and ended up finding so many great locations in Norton, I can’t wait to do this with them again, but in their full wedding garb, with their wedding party, and as a newly married couple! The evening was super warm, non-buggy and full of sunshiney goodness, I couldn’t have asked for a better evening (seriously, I can’t believe how lucky I’ve been with weather this summer!) I also couldn’t have asked for a nicer (or cuter) couple, they made my job really easy!

Enjoy your photos Nikki and Shane, can’t wait to see you on Saturday!

It’s been busy for this pregnant photography-momma lately, but I’m enjoying it…be back soon to blog my favourites from the Evans session, a sneak peek from an amazing wedding I did last weekend in Saint John, and an adorable drive-in themed family session, so stay tuned!

Until then,

PS-Usually I don’t post entire galleries like this, but Nikki and Shane booked a wedding package with me, so their engagement shoot (with all the files) was included. They later told me that they were really happy they decided to do an engagement shoot (even if it was at the last minute), because it gave them a chance to ‘practice’ being in front of the camera and gave us a chance to try different locations and poses. I highly recommend that all couple who book weddings with me do this, it can reduce a lot of wedding day camera jitters and make the occasion (and images) all the more special.

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Faye - love this whole session …. my faves are by the barn, and with their doggie…. great job! The light is amazing!!

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Personal Project | 26 Weeks [Bump Watch]

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The weeks keep rolling along, and I keep getting bigger! Luckily I still feel great except for a few little aches and pains, all pretty normal at this stage of the game (especially when you’re constantly picking up a 16-month old!)

I’m starting to get really excited with the results of this project, I now have 11-mini shoots under my belt (or belly!), and if I continue doing one every 2 weeks until my due date, I will have 18 shoots and over 200 shots to choose from for my album!  I plan on including all of my ‘letter’ collages (like the one below), and then maybe a few favs from each session in the book, it should end up being pretty thick, and a great keepsake to show the little one once he/she is born 🙂 I will be sure to share the end result once I have it designed and printed!   

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(Usually I try to keep my editing fairly ‘natural’, but sometimes I like to have fun with different types of edit, like the one above, it keeps things fresh for me!)

Be back soon with my favs from the Northrups maternity session and the Evans brother session, so don’t go too far!

Until then,

 

 

PS-My bag that is shown in the photos is actually my camera bag, it’s a JoTotes bag, and I love it! I’ve been meaning to do a ‘review’ on it for a friend’s blog for quite awhile now, maybe I will post that here as well once I have it written up!

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Faye - I’m really liking this project. I can’t wait to see the final album!!

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Personal Project | 24 Weeks [Bump Watch]

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You know that point in your pregnancy when it hits you that you’re actually…well, pregnant? Yeah, that happened to me these past 2 weeks. Probably because I gained 5 pounds in less than 4 weeks, and probably because the baby is now rolling and bulging in my belly (I can see it), and probably because bending over has gotten harder and harder lately. Denial will only last for so long!

I took these shots while out location scouting for another maternity shoot that I’m doing later tonight (yay!), and even though we’re in the middle of June, I wore long sleeves, rubber boots (from all the rain we got this week) and a light scarf.  Yes, summer indeed. 

(Actually, this would be a great time to start this project, since we’re heading into some really nice weather and the bulk of the ‘big’ belly shots would be taken in the Fall, the prettiest time of year! So if you’re interested in having your maternity journey documented in this unique way, don’t hesitate to call for your custom package options!)

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Have a great weekend and Father’s Day!

Until then,

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runa - This is the best moment in every woman’s life.Best wishes for the coming baby.Beautiful pics!!

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Personal Project | 22 Weeks [Bump Watch]

undefined As you can see, I had a bit of company this week when taking my shots (and I know, I missed another week, but c’est la vie! It’s important not to stress over projects like these or else it takes all the fun out of it!)  Anyway, I was out at my sister’s, checking out her garden (recently tilled and planted), and decided to channel my inner farmer girl 😉  My companions are Quincy and Nemo, my sister’s big lovable dogs. They had a great time playing in the grass with me (or at least it looked like they did…) 

This 2nd trimester has been really good to me so far, and I’m having fun choosing outfits that either show off my bump or hide it a bit more (soon I won’t have the option!) For these shots I’m wearing maternity shorts (a smart purchase for this summer!) over non-maternity leggings and a non-maternity shirt, plus my semi-cowboy boots from Old Navy…love them! 

I found the quote below and thought it seemed appropriate this week, since lately the baby has felt much more like an actual ‘person’ to me, probably because the kicks are getting so much stronger! I’m staring to actually picture him/her and imagining what he/she’ll be like, it’s definitely getting more exciting. undefined undefined undefined Hope you all have a lovely week! I’ll be back soon with a sneak peek from a sweet family session.

Until then,

PS-Did you notice that I changed up the blog a little bit? New warmer colours, and new logo! I’ve also updated my Pricing (now “Investment”) page, and have included my new PORTRAIT PACKAGES! Go have a peek and let me know what you think!

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