6/25/12

Adoption "Maternity" photo session


My parents were in town, visiting for the weekend when we found a globe at a yard sale.  Armed with a brain full of ideas from pinterest, we took my camera to our local park and got these "maternity" shots to commemorate our season of anticipation.  Thank you Dad for taking these photos and Mom for being ridiculous and for dancing around the park just to encourage natural smiles.  (And if you've already checked out these photos on FB, scroll down to the end to see a few outtakes!)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And what photo shoot is complete without a blooper reel? 

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This photo doesn't do justice to the fervor and noise with which
those geese approached.  I'll be honest- I got a little nervous!

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Eyes closed, John.  Closed.
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Can't do that with a normal belly, can you?
 

Thanks for looking!  xo

44 comments:

  1. I LOVED the maternity shoot!! How creative! The pics turned out great--way to go dad! :) Congrats on the good news!!

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    1. Thank you! Dad did good, didn't he?? Impressive for an amateur :-)

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    2. The one with the rocking chair will be awesome to recreate each year!

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    3. The one with the rocking chair will be great to recreate each year!

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    4. So creative! Beautiful! Thank you for your cute examples!

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    5. How creative and inspiring! Thank you guys for your cute examples! :)

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  2. These are great! :) I especially love the pictures with the globe. What a wonderful idea!

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    1. It is a great idea, isn't it? Pinterest is magic for these things!

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  3. What lovely photos! Congrats. :)

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  4. What an amazing idea, and these pictures are beautiful.

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  5. Love it! We have planned on doing something similar once we get a little closer to our baby. I was originally inspired by these photos:

    http://www.jejune.net/bits/2010/04/introducing-the-metaphorical-adoption-maternity-portrait-series/

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  6. Wow, those are awesome! And, I love, love, love that link right above my comment, too.

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  7. my friend, jen, shared this post with me. so sweet! congratulations on this hard, but blessed journey!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Hard but blessed is a great way to describe the journey! :-)

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  8. Fabulous pictures!
    You don't know me, but I'm a friend of Sara Hogan's. I've been reading your blog and I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Congratulations! It's an award that goes to fabulous blogs with fewer than 200 followers. It's kind of like a chain letter, so what you have to do in order to receive it is this: 1) Put the Liebster blog image in your post, 2) link to the blog that nominated you, 3) tell 5 fascinating things about yourself, 4) nominate and link to 4-6 other blogs and 5) send them a comment to let them know you nominated them. Congratulations! I'm so excited for your family!

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  9. These photos are so cute! What a great idea. :)

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  10. Such a great set! Congratulations and best wishes to you.

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  11. Oh my gosh these are adorable! I wish I'd thought of this when we were adopting.

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    1. Ha! I often have the same thought about my wedding; pinterest is just so full of good ideas! Thanks for the complement.

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  12. Anonymous8/17/2012

    Precious! Saw on Pinterest!

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  13. So beautiful. Best of luck,

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  14. Saw these on Pinterest... I love the globe one so very much! Just precious!

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  15. What a cool idea. Great pics and congratulations to you!

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  16. What a cute idea! Great pics and congratulations to you!

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  17. This is such an awesome idea! I found your picture on Pinterest. Love it! I wish we would have done this with our daughter from Ethiopia.

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  18. Anonymous9/22/2012

    Beautiful!

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  19. I found this on Pinterest and love it! My husband and i are just now in the beginning stages of our adoption home study. I can't wait to use some of our ideas for our Christmas card this year!

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  20. I also found youre pictures on Pinterest. Love them! Good luck!

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  21. Would love to follow your journey. Congrats.

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  22. Love pics. Would love to knOw how journey is unfolding... Blessings.

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  23. Beautiful! My husband and I have adopted twice. I wish we had done this. :)

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  24. Beautiful! My husband and I have adopted two children. I wish we had thought to do this. :)

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  25. Love love love!! Congratulations!!

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  26. Absolutely love these ideas! Too Cute! My hubby and I are on our beginning stages of adopting a child from Bulgaria. Your blog is so wonderful! God Bless and Congratulations on your adorable son.

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  27. Love'em! Especially the globe ones

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  28. I love this! Hubster and I have been looking to adopt. I love the globes ones, but we were trying to adopt locally.

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  29. beatifull, lovely ... :)

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