Now that my baby girl is finally here, my arms are full and my heart has truly never been fuller. I feel oddly empty inside – physically – though. My body misses the feeling of her inside my womb, growing and moving. In fact, I’ve even experienced some phantom baby kicks in the spots where she moved the most. I knew I’d miss my baby bump, but I never thought I’d miss it so much. I often place my hand over my deflated belly, missing what it felt like. I’m so so glad that I have these beautiful photos from Kate’s Photography to cherish forever! I find myself looking at them all the time, reminiscing the little miracle inside me.
We originally booked this session with Kate as a “Fall Maternity Shoot”. I decided on the most beautiful maternity gown from Sexy Mama Maternity. I was able to provide custom measurements to ensure a perfect fit. It was tailored to my size and delivered to me quickly, with plenty of time before the shoot. For Noah, I had him wear a nice neutral sweater to compliment my dress. In true Minnesota fashion, Mother Nature decided to gift us with some wet, heavy snow just days before the shoot. In a panic, I urgently Amazon Primed a faux fur shawl to change our look from “fall” to “winter”. I’m not kidding when I say my shawl arrived 30 minutes before we had to leave to meet with Kate!!
So, without further ado, here are some of my absolute favorite photos that were beautifully captured in my Sexy Mama Maternity dress, with the love of my life, by my good friend, Kate!