Maybe it's because I have three of my own - but I really connected with how Angie was feeling during this shoot. Excited, done, maybe a little sad that it's all going to be over soon ... you go through a lot of emotions when this could be your "last".
So these pics were so important ... hmmm. Kinda makes me wish I would've gotten some with my last pregnancy. But hey - I'm short and am NOT built to carry a baby ... unlike Angie, who was glowing - literally.
... isn't this barn magnificent?
Jakob and Rayah seemed to be taking the new baby idea in stride. I wonder how Rayah will do with not being the "baby" anymore *smile*. I think she'll do just fine ... her and big brother Jakob are going to be pros ...
Ok. I've taken a LOT of "silly" pics of kids ... but this one takes the cake for me. Jakob and his "x's" for eyes ... made me LAUGH!! Somebody watches cartoons *grin* ...
One thing I love to do, especially on a maternity shoot with family members, is have each parent photographed with each child ... Soon, the family dynamic will change - and these are special moments. Each child is such a blessing ... this family is only complete with everyone in it. I love that.
Is it a boy? Is it a girl? No one knows ... I've got bets on a girl though. My little girl had a "ladybug" theme throughout her first year (her nursery, her birthday party, her halloween costume ... ). And during our shoot? A little ladybug landed on Angie and she smiled ... Obviously - that's just something that happened ... but I don't know. A little baby girl ... could be?
But if Jakob has his way, he'll be greeting a little brother ... teaching him about building, jumping, fort making, digging ... brothers are so great too ...
SO. We shall see. I'm scheduled for a newborn session with this lovely family ... so stay tuned!
Joel, Angie ... thank you so much for your flexibility with scheduling. I am so glad that it all worked out and that I had the opportunity to capture your growing family with my camera. I look forward to seeing your new little bundle with all of you, really soon!
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