Shanna & Vivienne : Celebration | McGowan Images Blog


Shanna & Vivienne : Celebration

I am never more nervous than when I’m photographing another photographer, but it’s also SO rewarding to deliver amazing images to someone that I know will appreciate them on a whole different level than my “regular” clients. I was beyond honored to get to shoot a maternity session for Shanna last week, who’s an astounding 37 (well, I guess by now it’s actually 38!) weeks pregnant with sweet Vivienne. This beautiful woman already has one son who’s about the cutest non-McG baby I’ve ever seen, so I have no doubt that her daughter is going to be gorgeous, too. I had so much fun on this relaxed shoot… just talking life, love, babies, & photography.

I know Shanna, her husband, and son are ALL anxiously awaiting the arrival of Miss Vivi, so I hope these photos make everyone squeal loud enough to chase that baby right on out. 🙂

Shanna cracked me up talking about how she wished her belly was bigger. I’m pretty sure every pregnant woman I’ve ever known has wished to be this adorably petite with a fully grown baby in their belly!!

This PERFECT nightgown was actually found by a friend of Shanna’s in Arizona… at Goodwill… for $5. I mean, it just doesn’t get more perfect than that.

Mama, you are SO. PRETTY. Sweet Vivienne (and Rhett, of course) are so lucky to have you. 🙂

  1. jenn says:

    Goodness gracious – simply gorgeous!! She is stunning and this is my new favorite maternity! Beautiful Mama, precious belly and FIVE DOLLARS FOR THAT NIGHTGOWN?? PERFECTION!

  2. Shanna says:

    CHELSEA!!! Oh my goodness! Can I blame these tears on hormones? Thank you so, so, so much sweet friend!

  3. Amy Anderson says:

    Stunning!!! I love them! And that Goodwill nightgown is amazing! And yes, I may be cussing this woman when I get pregnant, because adorable petite tummy’s like this don’t run in my family! 😉

  4. Gara says:

    Love love these!!! So beautiful!! Can’t wait to hear of Vivi’s arrival!!

  5. Bethe says:

    Woah – such gorgeous pics of a gorgeous mama! What a wonderful memory she’ll have forever now. I can’t tell you how nice it is to get to feel REALLY beautiful this late in your pregnancy… does wonders for a mama’s pregnant soul.

  6. Heather Markway says:

    The second to last photo is AMAZING!!!!! <3

  7. megB says:

    These are SO gorgeous. And that nightgown?! SUCH a great find!

  8. angie athans says:

    ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Love the angelic feel of it all! 🙂

  9. Carley says:

    Love Love Love these! Shanna, your are look beautiful!!!

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