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mommy & me [maternity shoot]

reese and i did a little maternity shoot yesterday. there are some of just her, some of just me, some of the two [actually, three] of us girls. my cousin-in-law Melissa is about to open up a photography business, and she's been needing some maternity photos. i wish i could say i was happy to oblige and be her maternity model. but i was very reluctant!

while i knew the photos were going to turn out amazing, i was less than confident with my appearance. to say i am self-conscious and uncomfortable right now would be a huge understatement! i'm due in 4 weeks and you can certainly tell. after seeing how these photos turned out, i told Melissa i will forever consider her a magician, in addition to a photographer. the fact that i love every single photo [even the ones of myself with my face actually showing! ha!] was legitimately shocking, and pleasantly surprising. THANK YOU Melissa! i'll post a few here, and then i want you to head over to her blog for the rest :)

my biggest dilemma is now to decide which one i want to blow up on a huge canvas.

by the way, reese's headband is from leslie. doesn't it match so perfectly? 
a cute little yarn flower with a button center :)


  1. so gorgeous! I LOVE all of them. You look amazing. miss you. xoxo

  2. oh my they are beautiful! LOVE them sweetie! xoxo

  3. you are beautiful friend!!! i LOVE these :)

  4. LOVE them all. especially the first one of you. reese is adorable, of course. oh and b has that exact same outfit, gotta love target:)

  5. Soooo sweet, I can't handle these pictures, what a cute momma and her girl!

  6. Aly! I just realized you had a blog and I am loving it! You look beautiful in the pics and Reese is adorable. Miss you my friend!

  7. These pics are amazing and you look GORGEOUS!!!!

  8. thank you guys so much :) i do feel a little less self-conscious in my huge belly now!

    kristi bailey!?! ahhh! i could hardly believe it when i saw your name :) i miss you too! when do i get to see you again??

  9. What a beautiful momma you are, Aly. And Reese? Adorbable! Miss you!

  10. you look absolutely glowing and stunning!
    love them all!

  11. These pictures totally made me tear up! I love them... ♥

  12. these photos are just beautiful! YOu look incredible. So glad you gave in. You will treasure these when you are holding that sweet girl in your arms


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