Friday, October 7, 2011

Awaiting Our Little Pumpkin

As I'm sure you know, I loooove being pregnant. As you may or may not know, I don't really like being photographed; I'm very uncomfortable in front of a camera. Several years ago I realized that the more uncomfortable I feel being photographed the more awkward I look in photos (funny how that works, huh?). Since I did want some good photos of me--and Lord, please, less awkward ones--I adopted a "fake it 'til you make it" approach to being photographed. I just act like I'm comfortable and the photos turn out a lot better, even if the back of my mind is telling me that I look like a huge dork, why am I standing next to the fanciest person in this group shot, please don't let her post this to Facebook (etc. etc. etc.). And that's just when I'm hanging out with friends! So you can imagine how I might feel when I book and pay for someone to photograph me. Oh, Lordy, the pressure!

But I really wanted this time in our lives to be documented. I love my huge belly and everything it means. So Jason took the day off yesterday and we drove up to Maryland to meet the lovely Shey of Shey Marin Photography so she could photograph my ever-increasing baby bump this amazing, blessed time in our lives. I gave myself about fourteen pep-talks in the days and hours beforehand, and we actually had fun! Shey was great to work with and I was able to relax and just enjoy what was happening--that my long-awaited, much-loved pregnancy was being captured on film (okay, in pixels, whatever) on a gorgeous fall day with my wonderful and adoring husband, just shortly before we meet our precious little bundle of joy.

And, you guys? The sneak-peek results? Oh my goodness.









Thank you so much, Shey, for these photographs. I can't begin to tell you what they mean to me.

[Shey posted these images on her blog and gave me permission to use them here.]

19 comments:

Michele said...

You are a beautiful family. So so so gorgeous!

Danita said...

Wonderful pictures - both of you look so happy and you are a beautiful expectant mom!

My little sister went through many of the same struggles as you and I am happy for you & Jason. (Sara is due in November).

Praying for a healthy, quick, easy delivery so you can hold your precious bundle of joy!

Julie said...

You look amazing!

Teri Baxter said...

Cameron, You look absolutely beautiful and like a model! Truly a wonderful photo shoot to capture this miracle. Miss you tons and praying for a healthy delivery!

Can't wait to see your little punkin'!

Cheryl said...

You look amazing!!! You simply glow with happiness and beauty (Jason is glowing with happiness, too)! So very excited for you! Thank you for sharing!

Tammy_Skipper said...

I think I'm going to cry again! Wow you guys look amazing - love when photographs make the love you have SHOW through. I love so many of these but especially the first and the last...so excited you did these :)

FarrenSquare said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Jen Hendryx Photography said...

These are beautiful!

Krystal and Brad Cooley said...

LOVE these shots!

Maren said...

Tears in my eyes...absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Cortney said...

I cry like a bebe (he he he) each time I see these pictures. You are sooooooo beautiful!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE

Elaine said...

ADORE the side profile / pumpkin piece. Great work, you look STUNNING!! Praying Bebe comes soon! XOXO

Shauna said...

Amazing beauty. You'll cherish these photos for a lifetime!

Anonymous said...

I am BLOWN away.

Gorgeous. I love these.

-Erica

Ingrid said...

Oh my----looooovely. (Your hair is brilliant!). These are just perfect.

Nancy Mitchell said...

you are beaming!!

Laura said...

so THAT'S the pregnancy glow everyone talks about...
;) you are lovely, mama. can't wait to hear the news.

Michelle said...

oh my goodness, these are just luminous! and you look gorgeous. best of luck with the final days of pregnancy and the labor and i can't wait to hear your birth story! xo!

stacy said...

MUST have kleenex when I read your blog. Always always always makes me cry. You look gorgeous, Cameron.