first time for everything | dfw family maternity photographer

You are probably wondering about my blog header and what it means.  Well, in case you haven’t noticed, I have never showed a maternity session and well, that’s because I’ve NEVER ::gasp:: shot one.  To be quite honest, I’ve always had this thing about maternity sessions. I just didn’t like them all too much.  No offense to all the amazing maternity photographers out there at all!  I know its totally my issue.   When I was pregnant with Mia Grace, I can’t say it didn’t cross my mind that I should have some taken. I just, well, really didn’t like being pregnant and thought, why on earth would I want to document this … especially bare belly with white sheets and a black backdrop.  That was so not me.  I guess I just had never seen one done the way I envisioned I would want mine taken if I were pregnant.

Well that all changed the day I opened up my browser to view my friend Jamie’s latest session and I saw a session she had taken that I fell in LOVE with. It was so natural and fun! No dramatic lighting with a naked pregnant woman’s silhouette. It captured this cute young woman and her husband having a great time and you could sense the anticipation of what was about to come. I thought to myself how I wished I had images like that of Mike and I before MG came into the world. AND, I will say that when and if we are blessed with another little one, I will definitely capture it and I hope it will look something like this … (although I am confident, Jamie will do MUCH better than I did).

There were times during the shoot that I forgot I was photographing Jamie as the cute pregnant person she is … While editing I learned quite a bit about my tight cropping issues and how that doesn’t work when you are supposed to be capturing a belly!

Going into the shoot I really just wanted to capture Ryan, Jamie and Miss Andee Grace as they are now, before baby sister Aubrey rocks the world.  In case you can’t tell, lol, Andee is quite the little personality! I just LOVE how you can sense how she is so the center of mommy and daddy’s world, even now, with baby sister soon to be here.  As an oldest child I can really appreciate these captures. One day Andee will look back and see these images and know that there was this whole life before baby sister came along.  But most importantly, I hope that one day she will look at these images and know without a doubt that she was ALWAYS enough.

Thanks for driving from Houston so I could capture this special time for you Jamie! Love you and your sweet family!

OK, I’m not sure how I got all crazy tiltishy here (eww!) but I just had to share bc Andee is so stinkin cute!

Erin Carlyle: LOVE LOVE LOVE...J looks great and SO HAPPY!!! BEAUTIFUL family, BEAUTIFUL pictures! (Oct 03, 2009 at 11:08 am)
Eliza: Love, love, love, love, love, love, love...Jamie you look gorgeous, Mama! (Oct 02, 2009 at 19:05 pm)
Marla: What a pretty family! These are so fun!! I can't believe this was your first maternity session, obviously it won't be your last! (Oct 02, 2009 at 18:36 pm)
Karen: wow, what a great job! bring the maternity sessions on, girl! (Oct 02, 2009 at 10:21 am)
Lauren: Oh Jamie - you are so stunning! I've been dying to see your bump! What a ridiculously gorgeous family! Andee is as cute as ever! I'm so excited for y'all! Crystal - just beautiful! (Oct 01, 2009 at 23:22 pm)
Jamie Kutter: thank you, thank you, thank you! I love them... (Oct 01, 2009 at 22:51 pm)
kimbrali: such a pretty momma and adorable family. i am in love with the one of her hugging her mom from behind. they all have such a happy vibe to them :) (Oct 01, 2009 at 22:42 pm)