I normally am not the subject matter in my blog posts and usually only post the occasional selfie on my Facebook page, but I went a little crazy taking baby bump photos this week and I REALLY like how they turned out… probably because I’m actually wearing makeup and am not wearing leggings… haha! I still have my official maternity session coming up in June (no, not selfies) so I will have a pretty good bank of images captured through my pregnancy journey… I swear I’m not conceded!!!
You are our greatest adventure… our little pistol princess!
27 weeks //
2016 was a huge year for Jen & Charlie: they became first-time homeowners and had a bouncing baby boy, Ollie!!
Their maternity session was super fun – they crafted, they played guitars and sang a song they wrote together! I mean, could they BE any cuter?!? And I cannot forget to mention big sis Gina… although her furry face doesn’t show it, she’s excited about her new little human!
Congratulations to Jen & Charlie on their adorable little family!
BIG things are happening in the Gulling family!! Ryan and Heather are welcoming their 4th child this December, and after having 3 WONDERFUL boys, they are being blessed with a sweet baby girl.
And how fitting that the current baby of the family got to share the news that he is finally joining the ranks of ‘Big Brother’ while the older bros got to help announce that they are finally getting a sister!
There can be no better companion than a brother. There can be no better friend than a sister.
pregnancy reveal //
gender reveal //
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Lauren and John are expecting their first son July 14th…. well….. we’ll see how that goes!! July in Ohio is not so forgiving with the humidity, then add being 40 weeks pregnant on top of it…. UGH! Poor thing!!!
At least the temps were not too bad when we went out for their maternity session towards the end of June. Golden hour in the Park of Roses – it was beautiful! We did make a quick pit-stop outside of The Ohio State University football stadium to commemorate the magic night lil Jon was created… after a Buckeye victory, of course. What was kind of cool was that while the main Ohio State Marching Band (aka TBDBITL) was in Cleveland for the Cavs NBA Championship celebration, there were some band members practicing close by, so it was like a mini ‘game day’ vibe!
Congratulations to the mama and papa-to-be on their bundle of joy as they ‘patiently’ wait for his arrival! The days seem long now as you wait for him to be born, but days will go faster once he is here…. treasure every moment!
oh, baby //
Amanda and Brian are so very excited to meet their little bundle of snuggly baby joy. Little Miss Mae is due…. well, yesterday… so mom and dad are more than eager to make her acquaintance, and love her to pieces!! But for now, we still wait……
This pregnancy was especially emotional, as this sweet little girl is also their Rainbow Baby. Unfortunately, they lost a pregnancy a couple of years ago, but were blessed to be able to conceive again and carry a healthy little baby to term.
Little Mae doesn’t know how lucky she is, but her parents and big sis Reagan are pretty freakin’ awesome! They already created a library for her, with lots of fun stories to be accompanied by the many voices Brian can conjure up; she has a cozy, eclectic nursery… and not to mention her fur-siblings all waiting for their little human to come home and join the brood.
We ended up doing an extended session so we were able to go to both Goodale Park and Jeffrey Mansion Park. The parks are absolutely gorgeous and have a classic feel – not too modern, not too open… but just right. I love the trees, fountain and pond at Goodale, and the stone stairs and the mansion itself at Jeffrey.
Hoping Mae makes her debut to the world soon (for Amanda’s sake – it just got really hot and humid in Ohio!), and I cannot wait to meet the little darling myself!
goodale park //
jeffrey mansion park //
Back when he was still a bun in the oven, I took a few maternity photos of Austin’s mama, my friend Heather… it wasn’t the best session since it was my first time doing maternity and the lighting wasn’t the best, and we are total goofballs when we get together… so we did some goofy stuff. (fun to look back on as friends – I just have to roll my eyes and laugh LOL) It was January and I didn’t have a studio… she had a leather jacket and boots… why not do a motorcycle mama shoot??
Then he finally arrived and I couldn’t wait to see him! I met Austin within 24 hours of his appearance into this world and we had our first session in the hospital. I captured three generations holding baby Austin – both his parents, his paternal grandparents and his paternal great-grandmother! That was amazing and the room was filled with so much love!!
Watching this little nugget grow up has been awesome! Seeing him learn, grow, walk, laugh (especially laugh) warms my heart. So now, that little peanut is turning the big O-N-E!! It’s hard to believe a year has passed already, but the days will only go quicker watching this little tyke grow up at warp speed!!
first birthday //
memory lane //
Caryn and Jimmy are expecting their first child together this March. Just two short months before little Colton is set to make his arrival, we lucked out on amazing January weather in Ohio and were able to get some shots outside… and without snow! I’ve shared just a couple ‘sneak peeks’ on Facebook to tease them, and I am very excited to share the whole session now! Now to wait on mister Colton to make his debut… I sure can’t wait to meet him!!
belly love //