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Family & Maternity Pics – Leaving it to the Pros

While I do feel some guilt about not giving this pregnancy the same attention I gave the first one (a lot of that has to do with chasing around a toddler), I did vow to do a few things:

  • Take weekly belly photos (and maintain a “belly book”) – so far I haven’t done great with this.  I’ve tried though.  I have a book (but not the official “belly book”) that I’ve been adding photos to but I haven’t been on top of taking weekly photos.
  • Get professional maternity pictures – this pregnancy is also special and the fact that I haven’t been on top of the weekly belly pics just made me want to get pro pics all the more.

So I bring to you some of the pro pics courtesy of our amazingly talented friend, Maria Vicencio.  We’ve had a really mild winter so far so I didn’t think much of doing an outdoor shoot the weekend after Thanksgiving.  It only figures that this particular Sunday was like 32 degrees.

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The other crazy thing to me is that I feel like I look full term in these pictures (but I still had another 8 weeks to go… yowza).

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Maternity Pictures – A Sneak Peak

About 2 week ago when I was feeling especially whale-ish, we had the pleasure of having some maternity pictures taken by our absolute favorite photographer, Maria Vicencio.  If you are in need of a maternity, family, wedding or just “I feel sassy” photographer and you live in the MD, DC, VA area… CONTACT HER.  You won’t regret it!

Also – if you recall (from years ago) – this is the same photographer that did our Trash the Dress pictures. 

Maria and Drew are the NICEST people you’ll ever meet and are amongst the most talented photographers I know.  Sometimes I wish I could have just a small fraction of their talent (and I always hope to get it through osmosis or something).

So – we did a maternity shoot on January 16th.  Some photos were taken in our house, we braved the cold for a few others and the rest were taken at the Baltimore Museum of Industry (who were nice enough to let us in free of admission to do so).

Maria sent me a sneak peak yesterday and I am dying over these.  Since I’ve been feeling pretty run-down in this final stretch of the pregnancy, it definitely gave me the ego boost I so desperately needed.  And dare I say it?  I actually think I look beautiful.  Without further ado…

Sorry for all the pics but I really couldn’t pick just a couple out of the sneak peaks.

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Maternity Picture Fun

We were flattered when our friend, Traci, asked if we would shoot maternity pictures of her.  We never bill ourselves as professionals or even close – in fact, I consider myself a photography enthusiast with a lot to learn!

Traci liked the photos we did of Kt & Ian back in June and had faith in our skills.  One of the exciting things about Traci’s pregnancy is that she is almost exactly 3 weeks ahead of me!  It is fun to be able to chat about pregnancy stuff with another first-timer.

We had a great time taking these photos and with Traci’s permission, I’m posting a few of my favorites.

We took these photos at Latrobe Park in Locust Point (a neighborhood in Baltimore) as well as some in the future nursery (they’re having a boy!). 

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Traci reads this blog so go ahead and tell her what a gorgeous pregnant gal she is!  And isn’t her dog, Sophie, adorable too?

Also – I’m pandering for votes people.  Apparently I’m up for a Mobbie (it is a local paper thing) for best personal Twitter feed.  While I am in no way as clever or funny as some of the top contenders, I’m too close to the top 20 to NOT pander!  So please vote for me… charmcitykim for Best Twitter Feed – personal!

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