Because I’m not a celebrity, and Mack and I haven’t had our names hyphenated together in the media (Chack? Melsea?), I know this probably hasn’t been the most photographed pregnancy of all time. But man, we have a lot of pictures!
We’ve really enjoyed documenting this time in our lives. Mack likes taking pictures of me, and you’ve seen some of those in the form of our 20-week sunset shoot and our “shadow and light” nude belly shoot. For a while, I thought that’d be the end of my belly posts, because I was feeling narcissistic. Then I got a bunch of emails wanting updates, so heck… narcissistic or not, I’m posting the rest!
In the last few weeks, we’ve had photoshoots done by a few colleagues. I think one of the best things about being in this industry is the great people around me. I’ve heard stories about how cut-throat photography can be in other markets, so I’m blessed to have not found that the case in DFW.
I was SO pleased with how easily Jennifer got Mack and Jack to smile and interact in front of the camera. Whereas Mack tends to shy away from the lens altogether, Jack goes Full Ham and we never get a real smile out of him. So these pictures are extra special to me, because you can see the Happy all over us!
Sometimes outtakes are my favorite.
You can’t really see my belly in this next one, but my face is fat enough that it definitely counts as a maternity shot. 😉
These next three are Jack-centric, and amazing. Our kid is so cool.
And finally, my very favorite. Jennifer, thank you so much for capturing how happy we are!
Our other session was also done by a Jennifer… this time, Mack’s cousin who’s a wedding photog in Kansas. The pictures we got from her are all about the snuggly, and I love them!
(I know I’m a smidgen biased, but isn’t my husband SO handsome in that first one? A lucky gal am I.)
The last of the pictures are SUPER fun, but I’ll go ahead and warn you about them. The whole idea was Rock N Roll Belly Boudoir. So, there’s no nudity. In fact, I’m far more covered than I would be in a bathing suit, and showing considerably less skin than I did in the Shadow & Light session.
But in the interest of professionalism, I’ll warn you to avert your eyeballs if a preggo in a leopard print bra and jeans with an electric guitar offends you. 😉
That said, Mack and I think they’re pretty killer, and I want to extend enormous thanks to the fabulous Sarah at Noire Belle for helping make my vision a reality. I had an absolute blast on this shoot!
The following is our very favorite:
So there we are… We’re six weeks away from D-Day, and VERY ready for her to get here. Jack’s birthday is on March 21, and pretty much directly after that, I’m going to start suggesting to my body that it’s time to start eviction procedures. 😉
Can’t wait to hear what you guys think… as long as it isn’t, “Cover up that huge white belly, you cow.” Those aren’t allowed.
Stay tuned… wedding post coming up tomorrow!