1.10.2017

a little bit of brady | maternity shoot

this past weekend Jordan and I met Brittany at the Clear Creek Heritage Park for some intimate photos to celebrate our baby boy!  maternity photos weren't something I was sure about this time around.. it being my third pregnancy and fourth baby. but that said, he's my last baby.  the perfect caboose to our girl train. 
I know I keep saying it, but I literally cannot contain how excited I am to meet this baby boy.
what color is his hair?
what does his nose and precious profile look like?
does he favor his daddy or does he favor his mama? 
..and basically kiss his little cheeks off.
I'm walking into 30 weeks and we are in the single digit countdown if this boy follows suit of his sisters before him.
I'm so glad to have these photos to cherish.  they turned out perfect.
and Jordan is wearing a cardigan, so.. theres that (heart eyes!)
it was 34 degrees and SO cold, but there was no wind at all and the sun was shining.. oh who am I kidding, it was so freaking cold.  we were drinking coffee in attempts to stay warm, but by mid-shoot the hot coffee was definitely iced:)  Brady was dancing in my belly and right as my belly touched Jordan's he kicked as hard as his little legs could kick- we busted out laughing so hard about it!

it "snowed" here in Dallas the day before and the flurries were still sprinkled throughout the woods.












goodness.  if Brady is half as cute as his daddy we are going to be in such big trouble.
also, lets all tell Jordan how good he looks in a cardigan, shall we?



after coming up with a variety of ideas for this photoshoot, we ultimately decided that the smoke effect we had seen on Pinterest and social media would be SO cool.  Britt researched what we needed to buy in hopes to get that amazing plume effect and we were all set!

okay, not quite the look we had ultimately hoped for.  
as the smoke surrounded me I was dying laughing and then choking and then laugh-choking.  all I could think about was "stop, drop, and roll", but you know, rolling isn't exactly what I am capable of doing right now.. I have a rather large mass protruding from my mid-section.  and there was no fire, folks just to make that clear!  just a lot of smoke.
Jordan tripped and fell at some point while trying to move the smoke around but.. yea I never saw that.
as the smoke began to clear it kind of hung in the cool air making it look like the most amazing fog in the break of the early morning.




a way cooler effect than plumes of smoke, right?
oh, and had to represent the slippers and thermal socks I wore under my skirt.  
hey!  my toes were the only thing NOT frozen, thats for sure.
for you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 
Psalm 139:13-14
photography by: b faith photography
hair // the dry bar
sweater // forever 21 
skirt  //  tara lynn's boutique
smoke  effect // amazon

13 comments:

Chelsea said...

Your pictures are adorable :)

Amanda said...

So unbelievably stunning!!!! Pregnant with baby number 3 over here (just 8 weeks!), which will probably be my last! I really want to do maternity photos this last time around, as I never did them with either of my other two pregnancies. Yours are just drop dead gorgeous!!!! So inspiring :) Did you do your own makeup?? Girl, I know you have said multiple times that you aren't comfortable filming a tutorial video, but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE your makeup tips!!!!

Laci Murray said...

The pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!! The one of you laying down is drop dead gorg!!! You will cherish these forever.

Kylie said...

These are beautiful and adorable... and I'm dying laughing for the first smoke pictures. Pinterest fail... but it turned into gorgeous-ness! Congrats on your baby boy! Love following your blog!

Melissa and Eric said...

Adorable pictures! The smoke cracked me up.
I wanted to reach out to you and see if you can direct me to any posts you may have about transitioning your twins out of cribs and into toddler beds or twins? My twin girls are 20 months and I could use a reference about age to do this and how it went. Basically, I am just really excited to redecorate their room!

Melissa and Eric said...

Hi! I love these pictures!
I wanted to see if you can direct me to any posts on your blog that talk about transitioning your twins from cribs to toddler beds/twins? My twin girls are getting to an age where I think I should start considering, but I could use some guidance or a resource.
Thanks,
Melissa

Mandy said...

These are seriously stunning! I love the "fog" effect you got. So cool!

Stephanie McDonald said...

Beautiful! And just wait, there is just something about how much a sweet boy loves his momma! It truly is the sweetest:)

Gina babybluemom.com said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. Also, hope it's not bad to say this but I love that you took them with just you and your husband. Favorite picture by far is the one with all the smoke, gorgeous.

Gina babybluemom.com said...

These are beautiful. I love that you just took them with your husband and the ones with smoke are to die for.

Kathie Truitt said...

Oh honey - another baby in the family. I'm so happy for you.

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Absolutely stunning - every picture is amazing and you look gorgeous mama x

Brittney Hjelseth said...

breathtaking pictures. I've never done maternity photos with my pregnancies... at times I wish I would've!

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