Maternity photos feel like a lifetime ago. Way back when we were a family of three, we had a few maternity photos snapped around 36 weeks. Its so crazy for me to imagine our little guy all snug and tucked away in my belly. We also had no idea that we would soon have a perfect little boy to complete our family. Theres nothing like having a big belly and some gorgeous maternity photos to capture the moment in time.
We had photos taken for our first pregnancy with Reagan in January of 2016 at a local park by our home. I immediately fell in love with them and will treasure them always. To check out “Our Wintery Maternity Photoshoot” click HERE.
I was so excited to snap a Spring version for my second pregnancy. We chose the same local park and the exact same location. I love the contrast between the Winter landscape from our first shoot and the beautiful Spring look from the second. It seemed special and sentimental to be pregnant again and have the photos taken in the same location. We walked the same path and literally stood in front of the same bushes, trees, and park bench for both shoots.
I am so in love with this little family of ours and even more in love with my sweet Jackson James boy who was still all cozy in my huge belly.
The blooming lilac trees were the perfect backdrop and our amazing photographer Jenn, from Jenn Elliott Photography, completely captured the vintage and natural look I was going for. I have never been a fan of super staged pictures and love that our shoots are always natural and easy. We literally just walk around laughing and goofing off together while she snaps away. This is what we would be doing anyway so it seems fitting to be comfortable and relaxed.
I recycled the Rachel Pally maxi dress I wore to Reagan’s first birthday party and did my own hair and makeup. I also love that I don’t look like a whale in most of the photos. At 36 weeks pregnant I was super worried that I would balloon out. We did photos at 31 weeks for our first pregnancy and there is a noticeable difference in my belly size. Reagan’s outfit is from Gap.com, details below, and is currently on SALE!!! WooHoo.
Again, being pregnant feels like a lifetime ago. Life with our sweet Jackson James is awesome, stressful, and so very beautiful. Some days it feels like there isn’t enough love to go around and then something shifts and everything falls into place. We are beginning to sleep a little more, fall into a solid routine, and are remembering to cherish the small crazy moments. Everyone is getting there love quota each day, including Mommy and Daddy, and general happiness seems inevitable.
I’m excited to share Jackson’s newborn photos and birth story next!!!!!