Monday, September 22, 2008

Mama-to-be and an embarassing story...

So, I will start this post off with a story...
Last Saturday I met with Megan and Ryan - the soon to be parents in these photos... It was a bit hectic at my house before the shoot, I was trying to load my car up, make sure I had everything, get everything together for our stay at Skip's parents house that night, get Quin organized, calm Quin down, he didn't want me to leave...the list goes on...that is life with a two year old!
Anyway, I finally got out the door and to the college where I was meeting Megan, Ryan, their two dogs Zuke and Patty and their brother (who was dog sitting). Within the first five minutes the pink helium balloon I had tied to my "prop" bag came untied an flew away oh so gracefully... it was so sad... Balloon aside, the session went really well and we got some FANTASTIC shots - as you'll see below, though somehow I managed to lay in what I am pretty sure was goose poop.
After the photos I went to Skip's parents house and we had some pizza and then it was time for Quin's bath. I just happened to look in the vanity mirror in the bathroom and was... well, pretty horrified! I turned to Skip's mom and yelled "LOOK AT ME!" and she said "I am, what's your problem?" or something like that, I was too horrified to remember exactly what she said.
Well it turns out that in all of the rush around before the session I had only braided half of my hair... it really did look silly. Anyway, after a good laugh my parents-in-law tried to make me feel better by telling me that they probably didn't even notice, and if they did, I could pretend that I had done it on purpose, and that I was just "artsy" like that.
I can only shake my head... but enough of my embarrassment and on to the sneak peek that I KNOW Megan is waiting for...

I did have a chance to meet Megan before the actual day of the photos and I can can say in all honesty that I have never met anyone as excited to be pregnant as Megan. She is absolutely glowing... Megan had a few specific shots in mind that she really liked the look of, so, we re-created those and came up with some others too...




Here is a family photo with the pups Zuke & Patty. Megan brought lots of treats to keep them happy, and bribe them into looking at the camera...


I sometimes take shots that don't include heads, or all of the head, I wondered if people liked it, or thought that it was strange, but Megan asked for some shots like that... which made me feel much better about them.

My favorite part of this one is the grass on the bottom of Megan's feet!


The beautiful mom-to-be... I really love this one!


There are so many more beautiful photos, but I don't want to spoil the surprise. If you watch the slide show underneath of this post, you may find two more there...

Congratulations to you both, I know that this baby is really going to be loved...

3 comments:

CamilleElise said...

Love that first shot, very classic.

Capture-beauty Photography said...

Gorgeous pictures! What a funny story to go along with it!

Bittersweet Photography said...

Love the first image. Great story as well, I'm sure you looked fine though!