1.05.2012

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 :)

13 comments:

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

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

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

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  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:)

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

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  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!

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

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  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??

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

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

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

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  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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