Monday, February 11, 2013

Maternity Photos (34 Weeks)



Sunday afternoon, Steve and I met Kelly in the park for some maternity photos. 
Okay, when I say some, I really mean 207.  But who's counting. 
The weather was on our side - mild with no wind to get in our way.  Perfect for me to break out of my coat. And great for not freezing my belly off during my wardrobe change in the backseat of the SUV (while Steve drove us to our next location).  Though I would have loved a thick blanket of snow on the ground, I smiled when I saw a thin layer still hanging around some spots.  I can't thank Kelly enough for taking time out of her day (all while getting over the flu) to get snap happy for a couple hours.  She meant business - kneeling in the snow...sitting in the snow...screaming at people to get out of the way (kidding, kidding).  But, Road Rage Randy Steve did almost run over a rude and inconsiderate biker.

It was a fun little day.  Steve and I will treasure these photos always.  Thank you so much, Kelly.  You did a fabulous job!
We love them. 


Our favorites...
















The blanket wasn't working out for us the way we had hoped.  



Still, I was determined to get a few photos with it.  Steve stood back...



 While Kelly and I cackled like a pack of wild hyenas.

Little Big Pregnant Riding Hood...







This little bugger tried to trip Kelly 3 times.





































***

Thanks for everything, Kelly! <3



Have a happy one.
See ya later this week.
<3



34 Week Lovin',


45 comments:

jenicini said...

Look at you! You are both so beautifully happy! :) I'm so happy that you are at this point. You are going to have a baby soon! xoxo

Rachel Marie said...

Oh girl I LOVE these :) You are seriously GLOWING!!! Getting so close. I am overjoyed for you and Steve -- truly!!! Hope you guys have an awesome week :) Love ya <3

Jen said...

Such gorgeousness! I could feel the joy shining out of these pics.

Rian Eidson said...

LOVE!!!!!!!! These are great and you are beautiful!!! Xoxo

JP said...

Wow! You are gorgeous. Love the wonderful pics, and you look wonderful in purple!
A friend did my maternity pics, and I treasure them.

Have a great day!

Rachel said...

You look so beautiful! That was so nice of Kelly to take pictures for you. All I can say is 34 weeks wow time has gone by so fast. :-)

Rebecca said...

Great pics!

Puzzle peace said...

you look so beautiful and happy. cant wait for your little one to be here

Maria said...

Stunning as always!

M said...

Aww! I love every single one...especially the blanket ones...big pregnant riding hood LOL! =) And love the snow on the ground! Only a few more weeks mama! I can't believe it's almost time!!

Kim said...

Girl, you are stunning!! Pregnancy looks fabulous on you! I am so excited for you, and as someone who is currently in the thick of midnight feedings and the sleep deprevation that accompanies that, I can assure you, there is nothing better :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi there Maria,
You certainly got a lot of beautiful pictures. I love them all! You will have them to remember this wonderful time of your life. Thanks for sharing and I wish you, Steve and Beano a great week. Lots of Love, Friendship and Best Wishes always.
Judy

I'll Love You Forever said...

Maria,
All of these pictures make my heart happy. You are beautiful. I cannot believe the little one is so close to arriving. So exciting! Thank you for sharing these. Hope your day is wonderful!

Our Journey Through This Lovely Life said...

What beautiful pictures!! I love all of your outfiits!

lovejoy_31 said...

Love it and you! You are one gorgeous pregnant lady. Miss you!!

xoxo,
Joy

{{{Kelly}}} XtOphY Design Studio said...

Ahhhhh!!! I love these so much! You look adorable, and I had SO.MUCH.FUN snapping away. You and Steve are the mos photogenic people in the world. Perfect smiles every.single.time! LOL!

LOVE YOU MAMA! So glad I could be part of your special moment - and so happy and grateful for your friendship.

xoxoxooxox

Kelly

Heather said...

Gorgeous, Mama!!!!

JustBean said...

Super cute photos! So happy for you both! :)
Can't wait for baby photos! :)

Janet said...

Simply beautiful!

Katharine (LauraKat81) said...

Beautiful!

Kiara Buechler said...

Absolutely wonderful photos!

About Bernadette & Duane said...

Stunning,gorgeous couple! I haven't had much time to comment lately, but I have been following and I am so super ridiculously excited for you!!!! Much love from MD! x

About Bernadette & Duane said...

Stunning,gorgeous couple! I haven't had much time to comment lately, but I have been following and I am so super ridiculously excited for you!!!! Much love from MD! x

Lacey said...

You guys look stunning! I can't wait to take maternity pictures! Looks like you guys had a fun afternoon! xo

Brittany said...

omg Maria, I LOVE them! Seriously the most beautiful maternity pictures I've ever seen! (and I'm pretty partial to ours ;) ) You look stunning in that floral dress! I love the purple one too...you have the most fabulous jewelry collection, I wanna raid it! You seriously accessorize to perfection, pretty momma! I am obsessed with the ones of you and Steve both...the love you both have for each other and your baby girl is so evident and really shines through in these pictures. I hope you get several big canvas prints of these and hang them in your house for years to come! Baby Girl will love seeing how beautiful and glowing her momma was during pregnancy. You are SO close to go-time, Maria!!! Do you have your bags packed? Are you getting anxious?! Ahhhh I'm so excited for you just thinking about it!

Hope y'all are having an amazing week...can't WAIT to see the nursery!
xoxo,
Britt & Bear

Megalin D said...

congratulations on your baby! new follower from the gfc blog hop :)

http://turquoiselollipops.blogspot.com/

Kara and Mary said...

34 weeks? When did that happen. I thought you just got pregnant! The pictures are beautiful. I really like the one by the log cabin. You have a beautiful little family. I'm getting very excited for you!

mail4rosey said...

These are such super wonderful fantastic terrific photos (and it made me laugh that you put the pole in one, ha!). I predict these will be family favorites for a bunch of generations to come. Nice work, and you look beautiful like always!

Faith said...

These turned out so good! You both have such fun personalities! Beautiful pictures! You look incredible!

Krystyn said...

You look beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

You are gorgeous!! Love the pics! Can you tell me the name of the lipstick you are wearing I love the color

Whitney said...

Oh my goodness! Do you look gorgeous or what!? Loving the red lipstick and every single outfit you wore! My favorite is the floral dress with the khaki colored coat, SO gorgeous! You are so photogenic, pretty mama!

Kerry said...

Well hello there pretty pregnant lady!! Look at you, oh my gosh, I step away for a month, come back and find it hard to establish a blogging routine, tell myself countless times "I have to get to Maria's blog, I have to get to Maria's blog" and you go and get all huge on me with something like 6 crazy weeks to go!!!!!!
Holy moly these pics are fantastic, I love love love the one of you sitting by yourself near the wooden fence (not that Steve isn't attractive, he is a spunk) I just love that one and I know you would be so proud of it and so happy...You guys are going to be a mummy and a daddy so soon, SO exciting!!! Now I am starting backwards reading ALL the 432 (kidding!) posts I have missed whilst being a bad bloggy friend but you know I love you and think of you ALL the time and I want you to tell your daughter the very second she is born that she has an Aunty in Australia and I promise to show her a real life Koala one day xoxo

Heather Nelsen said...

You are beautiful! And adorable! And so stinking cute! I can see yours and Steve's excitement and love in every one of these photos (even the phone one! ;) ). I'm so glad you got to do this!

6 weeeeeeks!!!!!!!!!!!

YAY!

~Heather

Karen said...

Such beautiful pictures!! I wish I took maternity photos. You will cherish those forever!

Moosey Mommy said...

I love these pictures! You look gorgeous and so very happy! I particularly like the one of you sitting in the leaves. Beautiful! Cherish these last few weeks and savor every kick inside. Before you know it your sweet little one will be in your arms!

Jodi Stuber said...

Hey pretty.. Happy valentines day.. These pics are amazing :)

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Oh my goodness. You look unbelievablable. You guys look so happy! That picture of you jumping is priceless! One more month! GAH!!!

Hanna said...

Awww....so cute. Your so lovely and petite. I feel like a hippo:) beautiful pictures!

Jess @ LifeintheWhiteHouse.com said...

You look awesomely amazingly gorgeous! And you both look so happy!

My Froley said...

I love these photos they are adorable ! You look so lovely. I was so anaemic when pregnant I wakled around like a zombie (i still enjoyed the other parts of pregnancy though) but you'd never find me looking glowing and lovely like you do :) good luck with the upcoming birth
http://myfroley.blogspot.com

Noel Marie said...

Stopping by from the Monday hop, and happily following along! Love these photos, so cute! How far along are you? I especially love the last outfit, the patterned dress/tunic!! I wanted winter maternity but live in the south so it was more just bare, dry trees lol Hope to see you swing by high heeled mama sometime soon!

Irish Carter said...

You two are so awesomely happy I just love it. Kelly did such a nice job. I loved the blanket photos miss red riding hood. LOL

Beautifully done.

Irish

Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse said...

OH Maria....you look so beautiful!!!
the pictures turned out great! And OMG...34 weeks already?! what the heck?! Time sure does fly by! MY BFF is 33 weeks so you both are due in April.

Miki said...

Awesome photo shoot! You guys make such an adorable couple ;).

And, hey! Don't jump while pregnant, haha!

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