Maternity Portraits – The Koltonskis

Whitney, Chris & Lila – I don’t even know where to begin with y’all!!! I am so thankful to be able to return time after time to this meaning-filled, sun-drenched field with you to document your sweet family!! You three are just too much fun to work with, and the most genuinely kind people.

Y’all I swear half of Nacogdoches could probably hear me squeal when Whitney messaged me to ask to set up a maternity shoot before I moved to Houston. Knowing this family was expecting another miracle baby, and knowing I got to be the one to photograph them just about made my heart burst! And as you can tell by the amount of photos in this post, the session did not disappoint! I have waaaay to many favorites from this one!

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This one just makes me melt! I love seeing big tough guys so in love with their little girls!

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And how sweet is Lila’s little dress??? And those manicured toes? Too much!

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Whitney, I’m pretty sure I’ve said it before, but you were just born to be a mama. Lila & your son are so incredibly blessed to have you!!

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GAH!!! This one is definitely a favorite!!

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I don’t think Lila could get any cuter!

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Be still my heart!

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Whitney, you are gorgeous, friend!!!

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LOVE these next two!!!

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Pregnancy is such an incredible miracle, and knowing what Whitney & Chris went through to fight for their little ones makes this miracle even more amazing. Whitney and I both got teary-eyed at one point thinking about what a blessing this baby is, and I don’t know that I’ll ever forget that moment!

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This right here is pretty much the definition of glowing. Whitney, even in the crazy heat you make pregnancy look GOOD!!

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Another favorite!!! And definitely worth getting close and snuggly even though it was 1,000 degrees outside! Chris, thanks for bearing with me on this one!

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Pure joy.

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We may have had a few tears during the course of the shoot, but the overwhelming feeling was joy and there was sooo much laughter! Love that about these two!!

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Whitney & Chris, I am so excited for y’all, and I can’t ever say thank you enough for letting me be a small part of this story. You have a beautiful family, and I will be praying for you & little man! Can’t wait to meet him!!

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To see previous shoots with this incredible family in this gorgeous field with family ties, just follow these links!

 

6 Month Portraits – Benjamin

Ok so I just love Little Ones sessions! It’s tooooo fun to get to watch these sweet littles grow up, and it’s even better when I get to see their siblings too!

I got to see Benjamin & his big brothers for his 6 month portraits, and this kiddo is just too darn cute. He’s all kinds of expressive, and it was so much fun to watch him watching his brothers & trying to keep up! He’s the first of the three boys to be sitting on his own at 6 months, and I’m pretty sure it’s cause he wants to be able to play with his brothers!!

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And can we just talk for a second about that hair?!? Love it!!

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Such a sweet little guy!

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So happy!!!

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This series cracks me up!! Sums up life with two big brothers!!

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Ummmmm… I’m pretty sure these three couldn’t get any cuter!!!

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A boy and a truck. All is right in the world!

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Love this one!

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There’s nothing like the pure joy of a child. Seriously so thankful that I get to spend time with such happy little people!!!!

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Love when the same props are used throughout a Little Ones series, and this sweet blanket is extra special as it was gifted to Benjamin by a family member.

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Susan, thank you soooo much for letting me get to know you and your family. I just adore your boys and always leave your house with a huge smile on my face!!! Enjoy these photos, and just know I’m looking forward to Benjamin’s first birthday shoot!!

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The Big News

If you follow along on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that there’s something going on around here with b.marie.photography & with our family….

No, I’m not taking a break from photography to have another baby. I repeat, we aren’t having another baby. We are taking a leap of faith & following where we feel God is leading us…

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And we think he’s leading us to¬†Houston!!

Max has been offered a great position at St. Thomas High School, so come August we’ll be making the move to Houston. We love that it will be closer to family & I’m thrilled to be closer to some of my dear friends.

That being said, it will definitely be hard to leave Nacogdoches. We’ve made some great friends here, and it’s been a great home for us as we’ve started our family. It will be tough to leave the house where we brought both girls home from the hospital. It will be tough to leave SFA. It will be tough to leave the great people we both get to work with everyday.

But I know that we’re only a short drive away, and I’m excited to think about coming up to photograph the incredible families & students here while Max continues to take his doctoral classes at SFA. I know I’ll be back for weddings, and I love the thought of that!

I’m also so excited to get b.marie.photography up and running in Houston. It’s going to be so much fun to be closer to some of my photographer friends, and to be closer to photography meet-ups. I can’t wait to meet a whole new group of brides & grooms, families, and seniors!

So if you’re in Houston, leave a little note in the comments! See you soon, neighbor!