Pregnancy IS beautiful and if you are pregnant you should consider having artistic maternity portraits created. Why? Maternity portraits capture your changing, growing and radiant body! Celebrate the life growing inside of you and capture moments that you can share with that little miracle when they get older. My favorite photo of my mom is a picture of her 9 months pregnant with me! This is a moment of your life that you will never have again. You might have other pregnancies, but not this exact one ever again. And if I had a dollar for every time I heard… “Oh I wish I would have had maternity portraits done” or “I wish I would have known that maternity photography was a thing when I was pregnant.” or “I didn’t have any pictures taken when I was pregnant because I felt huge, and now I regret it.” …well, let’s just say I’d be a rich woman.
This gorgeous mama-to-be actually stopped me in my tracks. I had been running a model call for maternity when I saw her at the BabyExpo and I literally called out to her across the aisle. Can’t you see why?! My goodness, she’s beautiful. She was reluctant too…like so many moms I meet! But we had such a fun portrait session in the studio and she loves her portraits!
Don’t let your doubts stop you. I have over 14 years of experience in accentuating the BEAUTY of the pregnant body. Give me your trust for an hour or so…together, we can make you into a piece of art!
Artistic Maternity Portraits
Still not convinced to schedule your maternity portraits with Barefoot Photography? Then how about this…schedule your newborn appointment with me (who doesn’t want adorable portraits of their baby!?) and you will receive a complimentary maternity session…with no requirement to buy any portraits. But in all of my years of doing this, no one has walked away hating every image. Your are beautiful! And you should capture this moment forever.
Settle in folks, I have had the joy of taking family portraits for this wonderful family for years. It’s time for a “See Them Grow” post! This is so fun…and thanks to my new filing system, so much easier. (Did you know that I don’t delete images? It’s true…how could I!?) First, check out this progression of sibling portraits over the years.
This family has been coming to see me since the beginning of their family…with their very first “bump”.
And Mr. Jude as a newborn. He was such a tiny baby!
Jude and his mama waiting for baby sister. I love that they decide to book a maternity session for their second baby. I think many families overlook maternity portraits for second or third babies. “I have photos of me pregnant” I have heard some people say. But every pregnancy is different and wonderfully special. Plus, maternity photos with older siblings are precious!
The whole family! I love family photos with newborns. And precious little Jamie with her little finger!
Another adorable session with these two as they grow.
Oh how I miss my old brick wall…so glad we captured these moment in that beautiful place. I love the portrait of the two of them standing and looking at my like that. Cracks me up!
And here we are to the most current session. Look at how they have grown!
Jamie and his trains! If you look back through their photos, you’ll see this is a common thread.
I love this little scrunched up grin. She’s such a precious and fun girl.
Thank you Glen and Kristen for choosing Barefoot Photography again and again for your family portraits because it has been a fun ride! Give me a call or send me an email if you want to begin to capture your family in portraits.
Prepare yourself for sweetness overload from these newborn triplet portraits! I recently had put out the word that I was looking for newborn triplet models. Now while these little ones are quite as young as I was looking for, I am so glad that their (AMAZING) mama Hope and I gave it a try anyway. They were fabulous little models! They gave me smiles and eye contact while they were awake, and then…they all fell asleep…AT THE SAME TIME. I worked quickly and we got the cutest portraits! Just precious! And big sister was such a sweetheart, so helpful and loving. She loves to hug her babies!
I mean, look at them! Those eyes, those smiles…they are such sweet little bundles!
Seriously!? Does this woman look like she carried triplets?! She’s incredible, and not just because she looks like someone else carried those babies. She is on…all the time. Three babies at once…with a two year old. I don’t know how she does it and still looks so fabulous, so calm and so loving. Beautiful motherhood!
Newborn Triplet Portraits
Typically, I recommend bringing newborns into the studio for their portraits around 7-10 days. Now with multiples, that isn’t always possible because they often need extended care in the nicu. Does that mean you have missed your window to have newborn portraits done? Absolutely not! While the session might take a little longer, or maybe they won’t be quite as squishy, as you can see, we can still capture beautiful portraits even if your babies are older. Contact Kimberly today to discuss your portrait needs.
I love how Shilo decided to have a peek around here…just keeping tabs on that photographer while her siblings rest.
I had decided that I wanted to unwrap them for a few more shots, one by one they woke up and looked at me like I was nuts for interrupting their naptime. But what a sweet portrait of them all bundled up together!
I have had the absolute JOY of photographing Carrie and her family for FOUR maternity sessions now. And I know it’s hard to tell because apparently Carrie doesn’t age, but each of these images below is from a different pregnancy.
And do you see each of the sweet little faces below? I have also the honor of capturing each of them as newborns. Be watching the blog for baby number four’s newborn portraits. So precious!
A sweet portrait with two older brothers and their soon-to-be-born baby brother. Poor Kylie, she’s completely outnumbered.
One of the things I love to photograph during a maternity session is the love between mom and dad. I’m always glad when dad wants to participate in the session, not only because we capture what they share, but also because it shows mom that he’s excited about the portraits too. Are you listening men? Get involved! Make your woman smile.
What are you waiting for? Book your maternity session today and capture the beauty of your pregnancy!
I’m sure some of you will recognize this little beauty who came to see me for her one year portraits. I have photographed Audrey and her big brother Aaron since they were both “womb side”. What a joy it has been to watch them grow. When Audrey came in for her one year session, let’s just say, she wasn’t too thrilled with the idea. Many times, parents will stress during the portrait session, worrying that we aren’t “getting anything good”. But 99% of the time, that is just not the case. You see these kiddos like to throw out gems like this first image amid the frowns or tears, and if your timing is right, you capture it! My clients are often times pleasantly surprised at the results.
One Year Portraits
What fabulous moments can you capture with one year portraits? Well, often times we capture baby’s just starting to stand up. Here’s a moment we tried and tried to capture and thankfully we did! Audrie standing on her own! Many of my clients also choose to do a “cake smash” at the end of their one year session…sometimes baby looooves the cake, other times not so much. Either way, it makes for some adorable portraits.
And of course, no baby session would be complete without tears. HA! Sort of joking…but it is true. Tears often fall…let’s face it, their babies! But oh so precious…big brother comforting little sister. But what can you do when your comforting fails? I’m with Aaron here…what are you going to do?
Have you missed some milestones? No worries! It’s never too late to capture your little one. But let get you into the studio before anymore moments slip away. Contact Kimberly today to schedule your baby’s session.