Weekly Winners – Knocked Up Edition

This week admittedly won’t go on record as being one of the most fabulous weeks but one of the things that kept me chugging along was knowing I had my FIRST family and maternity photo session booked for Saturday. I was somewhat nervous – fortunately, the subject is a friend of my sister’s and someone I have known (on a surface level, at least) for over a year.

Because honestly? I was kind of nervous.

Also, finding inspiration for maternity shots when you and your subject would both rather not shoot naked maternity shots (particularly OUTDOORS on a VERY COLD November day in Michigan!)? It’s kind of tough.  But below are two of my favorite shots from the shoot.

I know, EVERYONE does the "heart on the belly" picture. But... I don't think it's cliche. I think it's adorable. Love that baby belly.

The mom-to-be's son was really reluctant to touch his mom's belly - as in, mom says he wants nothing to do with it. So, this moment was a sweet one for her. And for me too.

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  1. Awww….love the son in the shot. Too bad he’s reluctant to touch it, because seeing him kiss it would be so special!! Beautiful shoot! So happy you got to do that!!

    • Admittedly, I was saddened by how reluctant he was to touch the belly or do anything – because there could have been a lot of sweet shots.

      But, it is what it is, and I think his reluctance made this moment one that I was even more glad to have captured for the mom.

  2. My all time favorite picture is of my older son kissing his soon to be new brother in womb. D loved feeling his brother kick him. How sad for that lil one.

  3. I love the second shot. How sweet! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  4. I love the heart/belly shot, too!
    I love the colors in the top one. 🙂

  5. Sweet shots!

  6. Oh that second shot is precious!!!! A wonderful moment for Mom and son. (Even if he won’t admit it)

  7. One of my friends online has a similar shot of her (heavily pregnant) with her very elderly gran holding her hand against her belly – and both of them looking into each other’s eyes… those moments are precious…

  8. You know me well enough to know I have some choice thoughts brewing, but I’m going to can them here, because they would overshadow what I really want to say: Congratulations on your first family/maternity shoot! Way to go, Sarah. 🙂

  9. ah, sweet 🙂 love the shots. sorry about the rough week. xo

  10. I did the heart. I totally did the heart. And I posted it on my blog, too.

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