Before Baby Pictures

I’ve been wanting to get a family maternity shoot for a while.  Unfortunately the timing + logistics with the photographers I know just haven’t worked out.  A good friend who also happens to be a fantastic photographer just moved into our town a couple of weeks ago. At 39 weeks pregnant and realizing that my days of pregnancy are quite literally numbered I asked him if he would be willing to do a last minute shoot with us as a family. He readily agreed and we headed out this past Sunday evening around 5 PM to see what pictures we could get before the sun set.

The first stop was a dirt road just behind our house. A pasture of cow’s found our presence entertaining especially since Steve and Doodlebug insisted on speaking to them in “cow” Did not realize before now bovines were capable of baffled looks but I’m here to assure you they are.

Noelle sweetly talking to Caleb as she often does…Telling him she was asking God to bring him to us soon and how excited she is to meet him.

Doodlebug talking to Caleb

Doodlebug talking to Caleb

Our time with this sweet girlie has been so special and I cannot wait to see her get to be a big sister.

Noelle at 4 years old and me at 39 weeks with Caleb

Noelle at 4 years old and me at 39 weeks with Caleb

Our second stop was a beautiful waterfall about 2 miles from our house.  Although gorgeous no doubt the location required this very pregnant woman to hike down a hill, pick my way over rocky stream brambles and perch on rocks. The end results were VERY worth it.

Asking Noelle if she was ready for Caleb. YES! =)

Asking Noelle if she was ready for Caleb. YES! =)

Perched on a rock as a family in front of the Falls. Love the Doodles hat. It's so *her*

Perched on a rock as a family in front of the Falls. Love the Doodles hat. It's so *her*

We got the required heart-hands-tummy shot by the falls. Steve’s love for our children is such a powerful thing. He is an amazing Dad in every way! Can’t wait for Caleb to meet his Daddy.

Steve and I by the falls

Steve and I by the falls

Steve’s love, support and care through this pregnancy has been amazing.

Me and my Man

Me and my Man

After we finished with our Falls shots we headed off to find a field. The County Fair Grounds was about a half a mile from the falls so we headed over there. Just across from the Fair Grounds was an over-grown field highlighted in a gorgeous sunset glow. This was *definitely* the place to stop to get our final shots! It was just the lighting our photographer was hoping to work with.

Noelle loves giving kisses to Caleb.

kisses for Caleb from Noelle

kisses for Caleb from Noelle

I love giving kisses to Noelle

I love giving kisses to Noelle

Getting thrown by her Daddy is a favorite workout for both of them.

Noelle and Steve playing Toss-the-kid in the field

Noelle and Steve playing Toss-the-kid in the field

When we went to get Caleb’s sonogram done at one point while Noelle was talking to him he waved. The tech snapped a picture of his little hand waving and labeled it “Hi Noelle!” It’s been Noelle’s special picture and message from Caleb ever since.

Caleb waves hi to Noelle in his sonogram picture

Caleb waves hi to Noelle in his sonogram picture

We are so excited to get to dress him in his wee baby clothes.

Holding a "Caleb" sleeper

Holding a "Caleb" sleeper

Now all we have to do is wait for him to join us. 🙂

Waiting on Caleb

Waiting on Caleb

So happy to have these picture memories of the last days before Calebs arrival. I’ll be even more excited when I can share pictures that include the little man in person!

 

4 thoughts on “Before Baby Pictures

  1. Beautiful photos, Stephanie, Steve, and Noelle! This is getting exciting! Anna needs to pack her bag, too! 🙂 Love, Nancy

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