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Almost there…

This little one decided to give his/her parents a kick as we were taking some pictures on their couch – I love these expressions :)
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And this lovely mama Erin asked, as I was leaving, if I thøught the line below her belly button (a.k.a. linea nigra – which, yes, I had to google in order to figure out the spelling) would show up in the photos. I gave her my usual answer to this question, which is, “Oh, I can edit it out if you don’t like it…” and I loved her response… “Oh, no, I’m hoping you will be able to see it. I think it’s cool. I feel like it looks like a seam.” :)
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Love this:
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A fun laughing one:
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On the back deck:
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And this one I’ve seen done, I can’t remember where, probably BabyCenter.com or somewhere… and so had Erin. She described it to me, and I knew what she meant. I don’t usually bring props, but she said she didn’t have blocks for her baby yet — come on, no blocks?! poor child is going to be needing those momentarily! :) But I said no problem, I’d bring some of my daughters’ blocks for this shot. But then when I went digging through the toys, I could only find one B block. So I brought a lowercase d, and promised her I’d fix it in Photoshop. Gotta love digital photography!

What a fun shoot! Great to meet you guys. Can’t wait to meet your little one in a few weeks.

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Jessica B. - August 7, 2009 - 7:48 pm

I love the "Baby" photo and the one of you and Chris laughing. These will be so precious to you both – especially in years to come. I also like the blog about the shoot – it makes a nice memory. Erin – the linea negra? I love it.

Maria @ A Mom Is Born - August 7, 2009 - 8:43 pm

What a great memento these photos will be!

Beth - August 7, 2009 - 9:30 pm

I have never seen anything like these before. How cool! And, you look great Erin!

The Neumanns - August 8, 2009 - 7:02 am

Wonderful Pictures!

JChisholm - August 8, 2009 - 7:33 am

It's fun to see such an exciting and special time captured in beautiful photographs. They are all great but I think it's especially sweet to see the ones showing the excited and loving expressions of Erin & Chris!

S. Blalock - August 9, 2009 - 8:39 pm

Mama looks so content and beautiful. What a wonderful memory captured in these pictures.

JLurding - August 10, 2009 - 5:53 am

I love the pics and the commentary is fun. You guys look so happy and content! Erin, you look fabulous!

rachel - August 10, 2009 - 9:25 am

great pics, Er! you look gorgeous in the "on the back deck" picture. can't wait to meet little alff!

Laura - August 10, 2009 - 9:29 am

Erin! These are great photos of you and Chris! love each of them. Can't wait to meet little Alff!

Norma - August 10, 2009 - 10:08 am

Love seeing the pictures of Erin and Chris. Since they live SO FAR AWAY we haven't been able to enjoy seeing them (okay – able to watch Erin grow) – she's beautiful, by the way. Can't wait to see pictures of the baby and proud parents!!! Thanks for sharing.

Nana Alff - August 10, 2009 - 9:14 pm

I'm sure the baby will be as awesome in visible life as she/he is in these pictures.
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Christine - August 11, 2009 - 8:26 pm

What great photos Erin! You and Chris are so cute. I especially love the one of you on the back deck. I can't wait to see photos of your little one too! :)

Sara - August 12, 2009 - 9:12 am

these came out great erin! love the one with the baby literally coming out at you! i think he/she is ready to meet the parents!

Dad & Mom - August 12, 2009 - 7:40 pm

Oh our Baby Girl is having a baby!! We're so happy and excited! Can't wait to see that little one.

Lauren - August 13, 2009 - 2:08 pm

Erin, Greg and I expect an 8×10 glossy of the one of Chris kissing your belly (not shown). We will hang it over our fireplace.

No, in all seriousness – these are great!

Any minute now!

M is due with her first baby on Thursday – look at this gorgeous belly! Here she is with her husband at my first Inner Strength Yoga photo day. I’m offering reduced-price maternity mini-photoshoots every couple of months over at Inner Strength Yoga in Watertown. We had a great day of sessions today, and plan to do another one in September.


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We just did quickie sessions with each person today – 30 minutes, in and out. But I think we got some great shots! The studio is just such a beautiful place to shoot.


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On one of the walls they have this cool forest mural – I love it. Not to mention the sweet couple in front of the mural with the best expressions on their faces ever.


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So very pretty.


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All your photos will be ready as soon as I can get them to you! I know you’ll have somebody whose photos will take precedence very soon…

Good luck with everything :)


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Those last exciting few weeks

A and B got this photoshoot as a present from a bunch of their friends, and we get to do one after the baby’s born too. They were such a sweet couple, I loved spending time with them. Expecting the first baby is such a fantastic time – so exciting. I can’t wait to meet their new little person!


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Here’s beautiful A alone. I love the lines of this one, the round belly within the more angular triangle. And there’s so much to think about with the first baby… I like the moment, too.


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