Family portraits

Some of you may remember a few months ago when I was trying to find ways to commemorate this, my last pregnancy. As a start, the craftiness of the last few weeks has felt SO good and so right and so celebratory. And a sweet friend gave me a belly casting kit that I hope to get to in the next week or so.

Also, I am so pleased that we managed to squeeze in a portrait session with an awesome local photographer, Amber Katrina. The day we scheduled it turned out to be a rough day and I was concerned about how the photos would turn out. Zoe hadn't napped at school and was crazy with toddler non-napping spazzitude. CG had had a rough day at work and wasn't feeling super smiley. I had a hard time finding anything to wear (besides my bathrobe) that actually covered my belly and wasn't stained. We all were out of sorts.

But we managed to set that aside for an hour or so and let Amber capture us at this crazy, precious, fleeting moment in time.
Shot from above= NO double chins and belly is smaller in background! BRILLIANT!

We're going to print this one (above) for Lima Bean's room.

Do me a favor and ignore the vein popping out of my forehead, mkay?

These photos are just what I was hoping for. We are not wrapped in gauze or looking perfectly coiffed and posed. We are ourselves, as we truly are, right now. I am so grateful to Amber for her patience and for not running away from, uh, this:

If anyone needs an awesome portrait photographer (for pregnancy or anything else) in the Pasadena area, you know who to call.


Kate said...

Wow, those are just beautiful! I love the one for lima bean's room. And the first one. All of them really! I think you made the right choice in how to commemorate!

Erin said...

These are AWESOME. Love them. You guys look like a perfectly adorable family.

Also, I meant to comment on that last post. I love reading birthday letters of parents to children, and this might be my all time favorite one. It is beautiful.

(Also, my word verification is "wootootu," which definitely sounds like a CHEER.)

Hillary said...

That first picture of you all is just perfect. It looks like something out of a magazine.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous - all of them. I love the photo all your hands on your belly! So neat.

Astarte said...

Those came out GREAT! You are such a pretty pregnant person! When I was knocked up, I think I might actually have broken several cameras.

Kathleen said...

Oh, my. That one of your hands on your belly made me cry. Way to go, Jen, for finding YOUR way to do this!

This captures the three of you SO beautifully. I hope you'll do another session someday when LB is here, too!


Eleanor Q. said...

All the pictures look great but I really love the black and white ones- they seem especially sweet.

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