Maternity Portraits – The Coles

I am sooooo excited to share these photos with y’all!!! Lauren and Zach are one of my Little Ones package clients, so you’ll be seeing a lot of them over the next year… I’ll be heading back to Austin next month to photograph sweet Caleb once he has made his entrance into the world, and I seriously can’t wait.

Lauren and I played volleyball together in college, and I swear she has the most genuine heart of anyone I’ve ever met! On top of that, she’s gorgeous – one of those women who just make pregnancy look easy! Zach is also a Red Raider, so you know I loved getting to hang out with them in the heart of Longhorn country.

We got together bright and early for their shoot, and even though it was a little cold, it was soooo worth it! Here’s a few a lot of my favorites from the first of their 4 shoots.

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See! I told you she makes pregnancy look aaaaamazing!

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So sweet… and Lauren, you’re gorgeous.

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LOVE this one!

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These are contenders for being my favorites too!!

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It’s such an honor for me to get to capture some of the feelings that come with expecting a child – especially your first child. And this shot?? It pretty much sums up the joy you feel as a mama-to-be…

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Another favorite!

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A quick wardrobe change and a move to the front side of the house, and we got some more great shots! LOVE these trees.

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Yes… I know I have too many favorites… but this would be one too!

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Soooo pretty, Lauren!

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And I’ll end on this one… One that just oozes love and contentment. That feeling of knowing your best friend is by your side and ready to step into the world of parenthood with you.

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Lauren & Zach, THANK YOU for choosing me to be the one to document your first year as a family of three. I’m incredibly honored, and even more excited to get to see you all soon – and meet your little man!!

Maternity Portraits – The Koltonski’s

I am thrilled to share photos of Whitney, Chris & their little one, “Special K.” This was such a perfect maternity shoot… laughter, love and that beautiful feeling of anticipation and overwhelming joy that comes along with a baby.

There were a lot of subtle personal touches in this shoot, which I absolutely love!! There’s just something about a great photo, and it’s even better when you know there’s a little extra meaning behind it. We started in downtown where Whitney & Chris had their engagement photos taken.. so sweet!

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Whitney, you are stunning. Just stunning! Pregnancy definitely looks good on you! Koltonski-30_WEB

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This one just makes my heart melt!! Koltonski-65_WEB

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Halfway through our shoot, we headed just slightly out of town to the prettiest sun-drenched field, which just so happens to belong to Whitney’s sister & brother-in-law. I just had to grab a few shots of these insanely adorable boots while the parents made a quick wardrobe change. Seriously… how cute are those boots??Koltonski-106_WEB

Another sweet detail… Whitney & Chris are waiting until the baby’s arrival to find out if they are having a boy or a girl. They’ve embraced the surprise of it, but couldn’t help but prepare for either sweet outcome with two precious little sleepers. Can’t wait to find out if Special K will be wrapped up in pink or blue!Koltonski-117_WEB

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I really could shoot in this field everyday… just beautiful!! I think this one’s a favorite.. Koltonski-172_WEB

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These next two are favorites too! Koltonski-167_WEB

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We used the last little bit of light to snap a few more of Whitney, and I think she’s just the epitome of that pregnancy glow. Koltonski-199_WEB

Special K, your mama told me she knows you’re going to just be rotten with all the love and spoiling you’ll get when you arrive (and are already getting now)… I’m sure you’ll be spoiled, but with parents like yours, I know you won’t be rotten. So soak up all the love you’re given, little one! You deserve it.