The Long Family – Expecting Asher

A couple of weekends ago I had the opportunity to do another maternity shoot! I’ve loved getting to take these snapshots of a family before they grow by another precious baby! David and Tye are expecting their second son, Asher, before the end of the month. His big brother Weldon is not too sure about it right now, but I’m sure he will be a fantastic big brother. I’m so excited for you guys!

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The White Family- Maternity

Amanda and I have been friends since high school. Our memories go back to having car dance parties, dressing up like the 80’s to go to the movies, and too many sleepovers to count. We were in each other’s weddings and are now experiencing parenthood at the same time. Even though our responsibilities have changed and we don’t get to see much of each other anymore, I’m still so thankful for her friendship and the ability to pick up wherever we left off. It was my joy to be able to photograph her family as they anxiously await the arrival of their second son, Cooper. This little boy has been prayed for for years now and I’m so excited for her to be just a few weeks away from meeting him! This family is so special, and they sure do photograph well ­čÖé Judah is such a ham and I’m sure he’s going to be the greatest big brother. Dallas and Amanda, congratulations!

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Amanda might legitimately be the cutest preggo I’ve ever seen.

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Judah’s face in this picture on the left absolutely cracks me up.

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Can’t wait to meet baby Cooper! You guys are going to rock being a family of four!

 

Anxiously Awaiting Adalynn!

Here we are, over 39 weeks pregnant, still waiting for our little girl to make her grand entrance. It’s funny, I’ve been measuring ahead since I was 20 week pregnant, so EVERYONE has been telling me I would deliver early. I was trying not to get my hopes up, but it was inevitable. Nonetheless, we are getting closer every day and I’m trying to soak up these last few days of it just being me and Matt, sleeping in, and scheduling my days however I please. To be honest, I’m definitely enjoying myself and these days, but I’m ready for her as soon as she wants to come out!

In the meantime, we decided to take a couple of maternity pictures for our memories. Money is tight these days, so we decided to skip hiring someone else to do a maternity shoot for us and I enlisted my mom to help us get creative! I taught her some basics of my camera, set the settings for her, and let her point and shoot to get some simple shots of this pregnancy. I’m pleased with how they came out, especially considering it was an impromptu, casual setting. My mom did a great job and I’m thankful for her free services!

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I married such a stud, ya’ll.

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We are so excited to become a family of 3 so very soon! Please pray for us in the coming days as we welcome our little girl into the world!

Meagan & Nathan – Maternity

Last Friday I had the privilege of doing a maternity shoot for some new friends who are just weeks away from meeting their baby boy! I met Meagan through a mutual friend, shared the experience of a similar life heartache, have thrown a baby shower with her, and got to spend some time taking some pics of her and her husband and I can honestly say I think she’s one of the most servant hearted and genuine people I’ve ever met! I’m so excited for Nathan and Meagan to get to be parents to this sweet baby so soon and I know that the Lord will use them in a mighty way to display the Gospel to him as they raise him up to be a Christ follower! We also had a fantastic time sharing pregnancy woes seeing as she’s just a few weeks ahead of me. Also, she might be the toughest and fittest pregnant woman I’ve ever met–still RUNNING even into her 36th week. That’s hard ball, people. Special shout out to the sun for being phenomenal this day, despite the fact that it quite possibly may have been 110 degrees outside.

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Please take note of the way Nathan looks at Meagan during this whole shoot. Precious, I tell ya.

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 She is seriously ALL BELLY!

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Not only beautiful, but extremely talented as well. Meagan MADE THIS QUILT all by herself for her little boy. If only we could all be so talented.

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Some real life shots while waiting for people to stop walking by.

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 This next little series might be my favorite ever.

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┬áMeagan and Nathan, it was truly my pleasure to get to capture these moments for you guys right before you welcome your son into this side of the world. I’m confident you both are going to be the greatest parents and that this little boy will be more loved than he could ever know. I can’t wait to watch and witness this new season of your lives!

Chelsea & Ryan – Maternity

Last month I had the privilege of photographing my absolute best friend and her husband just a few weeks before they had their baby girl! Well she is here now and cuter than EVER, but because I’m behind on editing and posting, we’re going to reminisce of what those pregnant days looked like! Chelsea and I have known each other since our senior year in high school and we’ve had the privilege of walking with each other through the same seasons of life just a few months apart from each other. Chelsea always said she’d be the first to have a baby though, and it turns out she was right! I’m so excited for her and her husband Ryan to be parents. They love Jesus SO much and this little girl is going to be SO blessed growing up under their care. Hopefully soon I’ll have some photos of Finley to share with you, but until then, enjoy these shots of the glow of anticipation of these expectant parents!

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I had to add this picture just for Chelsea.

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I had to add a picture of Bogey since he didn’t get to go with us. I think he knew he was not the main event anymore. Sorry Boges.

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Caitlin & Cosbie – Maternity

I’m so very excited to introduce my friends Caitlin and Cosbie to you all today! I’ve known Cosbie for almost 10 years (what?!) and then got to know his better half after he and Caitlin got married. Now she is one of my dearest friends and I am so excited for them to welcome their sweet baby girl Everly into this world any day now. When she asked if I would do some maternity pics for them I jumped at the opportunity. These are some incredible people and they are going to make the greatest parents. I can’t wait to meet their little girl when she finally decides to grace us with her presence!

Of course I also had to get some shots of their nursery. Probably the most adorable little girl nursery I’ve ever seen.

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This black and white is definitely one of my favorites!

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This is the reality of what went down between every shot. Cosbie was a good sport even though he was missing the Braves game.

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Another favorite.

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Caitlin by far has the cutest laugh I’ve ever seen.

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I absolutely cannot wait for Everly to get here so we can get some shots with her cute little face in their family of 3! Congratulations Caitlin and Cos!

Lindsey & Richard – Maternity

Over the weekend I had the privilege of doing a photo shoot for our friends Richard and Lindsey. They were in our newlywed Sunday school class for a while and were some of the first to start having babies! I’m so excited for them to welcome their baby girl Mallory literally any day now. They are going to be amazing parents who teach their sweet little girl to love Jesus and serve Him, and there is nothing more exciting than that!

Thunderstorms were predicted for the afternoon that we had scheduled to do our shoot, so I was so thankful when the weather decided to cooperate and not downpour on us. A little cloudy and overcast is better than thunder and lightening any day.

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I love this look Lindsey is giving Richard like, “what did you say?”

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I love the fact that they wanted to do some indoor casual shots as if they were just hanging out. Nothing too posed, just them in their regular element.

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Of course brother Cooper had to get in some shots!

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Also, Lindsey could be a model.

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Congratulations, Lindsey and Richard! Can’t wait to meet your sweet baby girl!