// Maternity Photos - v.1 - Him and Honey













Mike snapped some film maternity photos of me a couple of weeks ago after we wrapped up a client shoot. They actually almost didn't happen at all because goodness gracious you would not believe the amount of heat and humidity we were battling that day! My friend Sara did my makeup before we photographed her family and seriously, not even 5 minutes into the shoot I was drenched in sweat. It was not a good look! haha Luckily she's quite the pro and she worked her magic with my makeup because it surprisingly didn't sweat off! Granted every bit of curl fell out of my hair and I was a walking frizz ball, but I'm so in love with the pictures regardless.

I know it's a bit self-indulgent to post so many photos of myself (I should edit tighter!), but every time I look at these photos I get butterflies. Even with the big ol' belly and the sweat that just won't stop, I am cherishing each and every moment of this pregnancy. I'm turning into one of those people... You know, the ones who wax poetic about everything. I can't help it. 

Someone on Instagram commented that I looked like "Mother Nature" in these photos, and ever since then I've just been so in love with that thought. A huge part of me is so sad that this experience is almost over, but I know what's waiting on the other side is even better... I'll be sharing the second round of photos soon! xo

You can see more of our film photography at Him + Honey. If you're interested in booking your own shoot, shoot us a message via our contact page! -- A huge thank you to my amazing husband for making me feel like a million bucks, even when dripping in sweat.

39 comments:

  1. Love the ethereal feel of these, with the white dress and flower crown in the forest. So pretty!

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  2. Well you look absolutely lovely, you wouldn't guess from the pictures that it was a humid day! I love how the colours in your floral crown match your cardigan and dress, very nature-y :).

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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  3. You look amazing!! I'm 38 weeks at the moment and got to that point where as much as I want my body back I will miss it.

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  4. Mother Nature is a perfect description for these photos! I love it! Did you make your own floral crown too? It's basically perfect. :) Can't believe your pregnancy is already almost over! Eeeep!

    Rachel
    Daydream Frenzy

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    1. I made the crown myself, yes! It was the first time I had ever tried to make a floral crown so I was insanely intimidated, but I'm happy with the final product! :D xo

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  5. You do look like Mother Nature :) Such a shame I'm not in the States, I would love to do a photoshoot with you!

    Anna
    Cinnamon Girl ♥

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  6. Oh, these photos are sublime. The green of your cardigan melds with the greenery behind you. You look so glowing I'm not surprised you wanted to put in allll the photos. Anyone would! You're a yummy mummy, hehe.

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  7. These photos are so dreamy and ethereal. You look like a wood nymph or forest goddess! I love them.

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  8. You look absolutely glowing, I can't believe how much the pregnancy has flown by!
    Sophie
    x

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  9. KAELAH. You like like a forest angel. These are gorgeous!

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  10. SO beautiful! wow! you look so amazing kaelah, love it! you really look like a forest angel, so gorgeous!

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  11. How beautiful! You are just glowing in these!

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  12. You look so happy& content. Especially loving the last photograph - so beautiful
    xo

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  13. You're sweating in these photos? I want to sweat like you, because you apparently sweat beautifully.
    Anyway, I am IN LOVE with these photos! You are such a beautiful mama, and these photos are absolutely serene. I've so enjoyed reading your pregnancy posts - they help me remember all the wonderful things to look forward to with this pregnancy that I've forgotten about!

    Have fun this weekend! xoxo

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    1. heh, don't worry, I had COPIOUS amounts of powder on my face! I ran back to the car many times to sit in the A/C for a few minutes, dry off and powder my face! I probably looked like a fool! :P

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  14. you look beautiful and serene - so lovely that you are enjoying it all :)

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  15. Lawdy lawdy lawdy, these photos are so beautiful! You look so radiant and completely beautiful <3

    Leona ♥ | ohleona.blogspot.com

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  16. I was the one who made the Mother Nature comment! These photos are all so, so beautiful.

    Lauren // Lipstick & Lacquer

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    1. Well you totally made my day, Lauren! So thank you! <3 <3 <3

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  17. I'm sorry if this is a repeat question but where did you get your dress?? You look amazing!

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    1. It's from Motherhood Maternity! It's this one specifically: http://www.motherhood.com/Product.asp?Product_Id=921320453&MasterCategory_Id=MC3

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  18. stunning photos. you look beautiful!
    xo, cheyenne

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  19. That flower crown really tops it off. So lovely.

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  20. Cute! One of my bridesmaids is just 15 weeks along now and she is a bigger girl, like you and it's cute how much she's already showing! I think she's nervous about how big she will be but you look so beautiful here, I will have to show her this post! You're just glowing and rocking the hell out of that outfit and embodying mother nature herself!

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    1. while I appreciate the kind words, I don't think it's really necessary to comment on the size of my body (pre, post, or during pregnancy). :)

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    2. Maybe, but for a woman who is struggling with their own insecurities about how they look and to be able to associate themselves physically if need be to be able to understand and grasp what they might be going through personally and to be able to see someone they can relate to on a physical level. It could be very necessary. It was in no way to type you or put a pin out on you personally, but celebrating how well to rock pregnancy and how glowingly confident you look in all your pictures. Women should be able to say that in a healthy and supportive way to each other or not if they so choose, as long as it's not criticizing someone or putting them down in some way. We all have to love ourselves first and foremost and I think you look amazing.

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  21. You look like a Greek goddess or something. The Mother Nature comment is spot on. I'm sure I've said it before but I can only hope I look as beautiful as you if/when I'm pregnant.

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  22. Beautiful photos! I love the floral headpiece, I was definitely thinking "Earth Mother/Mother Nature" - just lovely.

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  23. These photos come out so amazingly and you as always look absolutely gorgeous! I love the location, your dress, and that flower crown. Everything just come together so wonderfully.

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  24. Haha, I totally laughed when Danny called you Mother Nature. It fits these photos SO well, right?! You look absolutely stunning, especially in the last photo - my favorite of the bunch!

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  25. I've been reading for quite awhile, but have never commented. I love your fun/laidback style and I always think you look pretty, but you are definitely the *cutest* pregnant lady and these photos are gorgeous! I think maternity photos can easily veer off into strange/awkward territory, but these are just natural and lovely and perfect. Thanks for sharing - this and every post!

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  26. You look amazing, you could never tell it was so hot and humid!!!

    x Sara from awildroseblog.com

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  27. You look absolutely stunning! You look like a beautiful forest goddess!

    http://www.mariedarling.com/

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  28. You are beautiful!! I can relate that I was one the people who truly enjoyed being pregnant! I may not have been thankful at the time, but looking back it was such an amazing experience!! Though I do have an adorable little boy to show for it also :-)

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  29. You look stunning. Glad you posted all of these, loved looking through them + I love what you chose to wear. Absolutely perfect!! xoxo

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  30. you look soo stunning! this green is absolutely beautiful on you!

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  31. I have to agree with the mother nature idea! So pretty! Or maybe a goddess of nature. The photos have something light and airy, even though you said it was a day of humid air and heat. And you look stunning, beautiful, radiant and so happy. I am really happy for you and your little family!

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB