maternity

Monday, December 9, 2013

When it came to maternity pictures, I was pretty against the idea. I love being pregnant, but I didn't think I wanted to remember (so visually) what I looked like while carrying our sweet baby girl. Grahm convinced me otherwise, and I couldn't be happier that he did. Sure, I look different. I may have more chins and cellulite than I did 8 months ago. Sure, I weigh more than my husband now, and I jiggle in unsightly places. But this is absolutely the most important thing I will ever do with this little life of mine... and if that's not picture worthy, what is? I may not always feel beautiful, but this is a beautiful, beautiful blessing living within me. 

We had a wonderful mini session with the talented Chelsea Lietz on her ranch about twenty minutes outside of San Antonio. It was the last beautiful day of the season, and she did a fantastic job. I'm so thankful I found her on Pinterest, and I can't wait to take little Sawyer to her for a newborn session. If you're preggo and in the San Antonio area, you should check her out.

We are so thankful for the gift of life, and we are so anxious to meet our sweet Sawyer Marie. 

***All pictures are Chelsea Lietz Photography.

48 comments:

Jay T said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL!!

Erin said...

Gorgeous my friend! The black and white are stunning. Love that you did two completely different looks.

Kalen said...

These are so awesome! I'm glad you did them too :) How much longer now?

Heather @ From Here to There said...

Very beautiful pictures!! I'm with you though... I'm just not sure I'll want maternity pictures when I get pregnant... maybe I'll change my mind and be thankful for them like you are, but as of right now... I'm not interested! lol I do enjoy seeing other people's pictures though, so maybe other people will enjoy seeing mine? Guess we'll see when the time comes... which won't be very soon! lol

Kalyn V said...

You're gorgeous! I especially love the silhouette photos, but they all look great!

Melanie @ Mailbox Journey said...

Oh my gosh! So cute! I can't imagine the weight of that belly though!

Amy said...

you are GORGEOUS!
& my jaw literally dropped at the silhouetted photos - stunning!

Sarah @ Life, Love & Dinner said...

Gorgeous pictures, girlfriend! You look amazing!! I regret not taking maternity pictures so I'm sure you will cherish those for years.

Shawna said...

You look fantastic! I love this picture of your husband kissing your belly. So sweet!

I am glad he talked you into getting these pictures :)

Treasure Tromp said...

ah, so gorgeous!!

Helene in Between said...

aww these are wonderful!!!! im so glad you decided to do them!

Kaity said...

You look perfect!!!

Julie Joy said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so glad that Graham talked you into getting the pictures! You do not look like you have any extra "jiggle" on you except in that belly! You look fabulous! The pictures are all absolutely beautiful!

Emily said...

I'm so glad Grahm convinced you, too. Now I get what people mean when they say pregnant women "glow." You are glowing in these! Such precious pictures.

Robin said...

These pictures are absolutely stunning!! I'm so glad you decided to take them, you both look radiant!

Whitney Alison said...

You look great and these pictures are lovely! So glad you were convinced!

Mikell Gordon said...

You are beautiful- I'm glad you took these, you'll be so happy later to have them too!!

The black and white silhouette ones are absolutely my favorite... amaze!!!!

Ashley said...

love love love how they turned out!! You look fantastic!!! Such wonderful keepsakes!!

Nicole said...

These are great! I was pretty against the idea of maternity pics too, but I got them done and am SO glad I did. I know I would have regretted it now if I didn't do them.

I saw a cute idea in one of my friends' houses...they had canvas prints made from their maternity pics from each of their children, and used them as decor for the nursery.

Whitney M. @ The Married Me said...

Those pictures are fabulous!

Lauren said...

Gorgeous! You'll be so glad you have these to look back on...or at least I am!

Pamela said...

Oh how pretty!! Beautiful!

Rachel said...

You guys look so cute!! I've always said thus far that I won't do maternity photos...but who know how one's mind will change down the road...

Mish Lovin' Life said...

I've never been a huge fan of maternity photos either because often times they can turn out super awkward, a la, half naked pictures that no one wants to se.. But these turned out stupendously! I love the black and white silhouettes of you guys and the one of him kissing your belly. Super cute :)

xo

Kaysie said...

These are perfection. You will definitely love having them to look back on, husband points for him convincing you!

Kerri Andersen said...

I've never heard of a girl sawyer but I think that is such a pretty name! Love it :) and the pics!

Katie Did What said...

Aww I'm so glad you decided to do the photos! They turned out absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! You are gorgeous, my friend. <3 Can't wait to "meet" little Sawyer too!

xo

Kayla MKOY said...

YOU, my dear, are SO stinking beautiful. Look how happy your Grahm looks!!!! Seriously, these are perfection and I'm so happy he convinced you to do the session. I can't wait to see little Sawyer!

Emilie Bordeleau-Laroche said...

These are so gorgeous! I especially love the black and white photos.

Vicki Angel said...

Beautiful pictures! I hope you enjoy them for a very long time :)

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Jana Tolman said...

OH my gosh! Those are so precious! All of them. :) I'm so glad he talked you into getting your photos done--it's the one thing I wish we could have done when I was pregnant with Joshua, but we couldn't afford a maternity shoot at the time. Oh well! Next kid! :)

I am obsessed with that one of you holding her shoes. :)

Mary Kay Bozec said...

Gorgeous !!!

Ashley Robyn said...

The pictures are stunning! I am glad he talked you into doing them because you look absolutely gorgeous lady. Such an exciting time for y'all.

Becky said...

She will be here so soon!!! Gorgeous pictures! I love the one of Graham kissing your tummy and you holding the little shoes!!

Nikki said...

These photos are beautiful. I love the black and white ones!

CoastWithMe said...

What precious memories to cherish and treasure forever!!! You look so beautiful Jena <3!

Maxine Elizabeth said...

YES YES YES!!! Frame all of them!

The Lady Okie said...

Amazing! The silhouette ones! Gah. Had to spell check that word. Don't judge.

Sam @ From East To West Coast said...

These pictures of beautiful!! You and Grahm are seriously going to be the best parents.

Whitney H said...

STAHP IT. I'm DYINGGG. These are gorgeous!!!!

Allison said...

These are amazing pictures!! I just love the one with his head on your belly. Awwww.

Anna Marie said...

These are giving me a big lump in my throat! I have always loved you two. So happy for y'all as you soon welcome this new little one into the world!

Katie said...

You look absolutely gorgeous!!! Your little girl will love looking at these pictures. I'm so glad that we ended up getting maternity pictures as well.

Lauren said...

So so so stinking beautiful. I'm tearing up. You are gorgeous and glowing. So happy for you!

Mariah Rickard said...

These are so precious! You look beautiful!

Chasing Elephants said...

These are all so amazing!. The last one is my favorite! :)

changeismyonlyconstant said...

Hey! New reader! And I must just say...your pictures turned out gorgeous! You'll be glad you did them for many years to come.

~Katy

Nicole | Pharr Away said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!