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Monday, March 15, 2010


Sometimes, if you squint your eyes just right, you can imagine all the woes of pregnancy don't exist.

There are no such things as swollen ankles, or hips that require you to roll out of bed and land on your hands and knees. You haven't really gained four pounds in one week, and you didn't actually eat an entire family sized bag of Lay's BBQ potato chips.

Instead you are serene. You are beautiful. And you realize pregnancy is both a full time job and a work of art.
If you've ever been pregnant, or been close to someone who's been pregnant, then you are quite familiar with the full-time-job part. The maternity photoshoot I did over the weekend proves the latter-- Knitting a life together is a beautiful thing.

I'm thinking I should a) shoot more photos on the weekend, and b) take a giant chill pill more often. Rachelle and I shot all these in my backyard, side yard... and front yard. We ate lunch in the middle of them and just generally had a blast.

You'd never guess these shots were also taken in my yard, but despite the fact I live in the country (obviously), I like the urban feel of these photos.



{lauryl} said...

Rachelle looks gorgeous and your photos are just etherial. But once again I have to thank my heavenly stars that I've managed not to get knocked up. Swollen ankles? Landing on your hands and knees out of bed? You sure know how to take the glamorous out. Pregnancy looks lovely as a vision of Rachelle, but it sounds horrendous as you describe it... yikes. Praise be for birth control. ;-)

Kat said...

WOW, she is gorgeous. And your work does her such total justice.

Lora said...

Aww -- Rachelle is so beautiful!