Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I've never had "pregnancy portraits" before, and I thought it would be fun to do some this time. My friend Sonja was so great, trying all kinds of different poses and letting me change clothes, etc., even coming here to the house for half of the portrait session!

Here are some of my favorites.

At the house. . . .

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LOVE these individual shots of the boys! (Sonja took these while DC and I were changing. :)

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    (Note: do not be deceived by the happy expressions on my sons' faces. They were seriously bribed. :)


Next we drove to the cemetery. I love having pictures there because it feels more like Benjamin is with us. We brought a white rose to hold to represent him, as well.

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And my number one, all-time favorite picture of this session (and possibly of all time). . . . .



Ooh, or maybe this one. . . (Can you see all 5 of my children? :)



Thank you so much, Sonja! You were just awesome.


Amy Kay said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, those are amazing portraits. I have a pregnancy photo shoot coming up. I am nervous and excited. You have such a beautiful family. I love how all their ties match. I would like to get some for my boys like that. You are looking radiant. :) Hugs and love to you.

Cindy said...[Reply to comment]

Incredible!! All of these pictures are stunning. You all look wonderful! You especially, are absolutely glowing!!
I need you to give me a tutorial of Photoshop in an email or something. I can't figure out how to make the edges fuzzy or how to make things look distressed. Any tips?
Thanks so much for sharing those portraits!

David and Kaitlyn said...[Reply to comment]

These are gorgeous! Your belly is perfect!

Vauna said...[Reply to comment]

What beautiful pictures.
Sonja is very talented.
Thank you for sharing!

Becky said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful pictures, Michelle.

snbjork said...[Reply to comment]

Well, I don't know what you bribed those boys with, but it worked. The photos are all great! The very first one is my favorite of you. And, I agree that you are splendidly radiant! I can't wait to see you in a few days!

Devin and Melinda said...[Reply to comment]

Those pictures are priceless! Absolutely beautiful...I don't think any of them could have turned out better than they did. I thought I'd seen the best picture, but when i scrolled down to the next, it was another "grand finale"...then another and another...

Real said...[Reply to comment]

Those are some pretty great portraits!

Andre said...[Reply to comment]

I wish you had told me the hold-something-to-represent-Austin idea before we had our pics taken!

I Love your family photos. Your boys are so handsome!