Thursday, November 21, 2013

Maternity Photos

These are extremely belated, but I know that someday I will have fun flipping back through the blog from these crazy "little years".  I always tell myself that even if all my files are ever stolen, at least I have what I managed to get blogged! 
 Aura is a "natural light" photographer, meaning that she doesn't use a flash and counts on the right timing for her pictures.  When we scheduled our photo shoot I told her that I thought this state park close to my parents' house and also to her house would be the best place.  I've mentioned before that Tadd proposed here at sunset--making it an extra special location.  We set the time for just before sunset.  The lighting turned out perfect as we walked down the hill through the trees.

 I love pregnancy.  Other than the first few "blah/icky" weeks and those last exhausting weeks, it's just such a special time.  Having my kids old enough to understand what was actually happening made it extra joyful this time around. 

 Aura had fun taking shots of the kids along with the belly.  It was a very hot day, so we knew the kids would end up in the water.

 At this point, of course, we didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl to add to this little group.

 A little re-creation of our proposal moment--just as the sun was sinking behind the mountains.

 These sister shots are pretty special to me.  I still feel like I'm watching my own personal "sister experiment" since I never had one of my own growing up.  It's rather fun.  Except when it's not.

 And finally...a shot of the photographer and another one of our friends.  These ladies were very dear to me during high school.  Now we're all growed up!  Or, at least, we're older.  With kids of our own.  And we don't get to see each other very often, sniff, sniff. 
Now we'll try to get back to real time with blogging.  Thanks for coming along for the ride back in time!


Adkins Family said...

Brooke, these are all so lovely! I especially like the one of all 5 of you in silhouette. ♥

Anonymous said...

oh MY. these are ALL AH-MAzing!!! The one of Ezra and you is so dear, still amazed he is that big and now he has three siblings, where did the years go lol! ~Cath ;)