Sunday, August 10, 2008

Pregnancy Pics

In almost ten years of marriage, Jeramy and I have never had professional pictures taken. Even at our wedding, my mother took the pictures (she used to be a photographer) so in actuality I can honestly say that we've never had professional pictures taken of the two of us unless you count high school dances. Initially I really wavered about whether to have pregnancy pictures taken, because honestly I don't feel the greatest about how I look right now given weight gain over the past few years. But as I thought about it more and started looking through pictures others had done, I decided to go for it. I hate to let weight hold me back from enjoying something and in the end doing so only becomes a counterproductive punishment for being fat.

So I found a reasonably priced photography studio whose work I liked. Specifically I wanted pictures that were intimate and beautiful without being cheesy. We had our appointment yesterday afternoon and the proofs were ready within an hour. Here they are.

I'm very happy with the results and will probably sign up for their annual photo club. I really regret not having more pictures of Jeramy and I to document the passage of time, and I'd hate to let that happen with our child(ren).

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Quick update...

Cece raised the ever-important stretch mark question in the comments. I've got a ton of them on my sides and under my belly button. It's not pretty. I don't know if they airbrush them or its just the lighting, but somehow they've made them disappear. It's like magic. Now if only they could make mirrors that do the same thing!

20 comments:

Heather said...

OMG - they are SO GOOD!!

I would look at one and think, "OH, this is my favorite one!"

then I would look at the next one and think the exact same thing!

Now you are making me consider going to get some done.

jenn said...

How great! I am really looking forward to getting some taken myself now! (I am spoiled in that my best friend is a photographer & has already asked to take pics!)

waitinginline said...

Those are WONDERFUL! I'm with Heather, I though one or two were my favorite until I got to the last one. that one put tears in my eyes!!

Cece said...

Damn. I want to do that too. Can they airbrush out stretch marks!?!

Jendeis said...

What beautiful pictures! I love them all! I think signing up for the annual photo club is a great idea. The best pics of my siblings and I growing up is from one of those clubs.

s.e. said...

I love the black and whites toward the end. It was well worth the money and I am now convinced to do it myself someday. You looked beautiful!

C said...

Those are beautiful! You'll always cherish them, and I'm sure Jillian will love to see her parents right before she was born. :) I'll have to check out their web site, I'm behind on getting some professional pics of the Bean.

Intrepidgirl said...

Great shots! Looks like fun!

Shelby said...

Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing. I really wish I had done that!!

JamieD said...

Your pics are beautiful!! I think that you and Jillian will both really cherish them. The poses the photographer did were really creative, I think they are just amazing.

There is a belly pic in my OB's office and the husband is behind the wife with his hands on her bare belly and making the shape of a heart with his thumbs and forefingers around her belly button and she has her hands on his. I just LOVE the pic and I asked Hubby once if we could take a pic like that when I was pregnant. He took one look and said, "NO." So consider yourself lucky!!

Nicky said...

Wonderful pics! There are only ~4 pictures in existence of me pregnant (partially laziness, partially hesitance on my part to have them taken). Love Jeramy's tats!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE the pictures, you have always been so photogenic, you were the perfect model for your mom as a kid. Oh, and Jeramy looks good too.

Laura said...

Great pictures! I love them all and you look wonderful - so happy!

Barb said...

I love the pictures of you in the white tank. They make you look so sweet and innocent! And I love how Jeramy's tattoos look with that sweet little top! haha.

Great photos.

Kelly said...

The pictures are absolutely beautiful! Tell Jeramy your super model career is back on!!! You guys look great:)

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I love your pics! Too cute!

Monica Fayth said...

I love them!

nancy said...

They're nice :)!

Jennifer said...

The pics are amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Kathy V said...

I love these pictures. You and Jeremy look so nice in the pictures. They turned out really nice and what a great keepsake for your little girl.