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We’re only missing the baby

This was my first pre-adoption photoshoot!  These two fun, wonderful women are going through the adoption process, and one of the requests from the agency was that they create a book about their lives that could be shown to prospective birth mothers.  So I got to come in and document their life pre-baby.  Kind of like a maternity shoot, only nobody in the pictures happens to be carrying their baby :)

Aren’t they adorable?

And their cool pad, ready and waiting for its newest member…

And we can’t forget big brother Charlie:

Loving these expressions – but also included this to make all the families with young kids out there chuckle… Do you think they know their days reading the paper at the same time are numbered? (I think they have an inkling.)

Fruit salad, of course :)

Go get it, Charlie!

You guys are the best.  I loved taking these, and I wait with bated breath for news that your baby has arrived.


Susan Kostinieris - June 1, 2012 - 7:54 am

As the Nana of these 3 great kids I feel I can still be objective about the pics. Fabulous job, you captured the essence of all. They love their new brother and that shines through in all the photos.

maggie hays - June 1, 2012 - 9:28 am

Love these–good job,really,really sweet! Can’t imagine anyone not picking them,although I may be somewhat prejudiced(I sure hope that’s the correct spelling)–

Jeanne Smith Jacobs - June 1, 2012 - 9:42 am

I am excited that Nia and Liza are adopting and feel that you did a good job capturing their spirit. Well done!

Cory M. - June 1, 2012 - 5:39 pm

These are amazing – about as amazing as Nia and Liza! So excited for baby Hays :) Love you guys!

The Muncobs - June 1, 2012 - 6:20 pm

Yay Tias! We are so excited for you guys and these are very “you” :)

Maggie - June 25, 2012 - 5:49 pm

These are great and I couldn’t have thought of a better lady to capture you guys so naturally. This is gonna be one lucky kiddo!

A glowing horticulturalist

Yay, maternity photos again!  It’s been a month or two since I took someone’s belly pictures, and I forgot how much fun it always is.  This lovely sweet mama is not only gorgeous, but (see to the right behind her) she’s successfully keeping an orchid alive – something I’ve never been able to do.  Apparently the trick is three ice cubes once a week? That’s the perfect amount of water.  I have to admit I’m excited to try orchids again with this cool tidbit under my belt.

But back to gorgeous M…

She’s 34 weeks along here – I love the way the light hits her belly on the front right of this picture, just showing exactly how round and smooth it is.

I’m going to let you just look at pictures, I can’t gush too much more about how sweet M is and how fun it was to take her picture.  Enjoy :)


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32 weeks along and gorgeous

This beautiful momma and her husband had me over to their house earlier this week, and we got some sweet pictures of her pretty belly:
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It was such a pleasure to spend some time with you guys – I love this contemplative one:
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There are so many more that I love from the session – I can’t wait for you to look at them. And I can’t wait to meet your sweet girl in April!
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Her third – and a couple more months to go…

S isn’t due until September, but we went ahead and shot some fun yoga posture pictures anyway, since she’s the teacher of the pre-natal yoga class at Inner Strength Yoga in Watertown, and she’s the one who organized this whole yoga photos day. They were such amazing postures!

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Do you believe she’s pregnant? I don’t think I could do this for any length of time right now and I’m not even expecting. She balanced forever like this. Incredible.

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S is such a wonderfully calm mom of two (almost 3!)… I think it’s the yoga. Isn’t this one amazing?

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And last but not least, an equally calm non-yoga one. Thanks for coming up with the yoga-studio photos idea, S :) All the rest of your photos will be ready ASAP. Have a great rest of the summer, and I’ll see you in September for more Inner Strength maternity photos!

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