Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thank you Jamie!!

I know, I haven't blogged forever! I can give an update on that later! :) But for now I'm so happy to get to share some maternity photos that my sweet and talented friend Jamie from Eugene, JAZ Photography, took of me.

Thank you so much for this priceless gift Jamie, capturing this precious season of life for me, Josh, Jude, Selah, & baby boy! You are amazing and made this whole experience SO much fun!!

So, when Jamie first offered to do maternity photos for me I was really excited! I don't think I've had professional photos done by another photographer since I got married 8 1/2 years ago. I couldn't get over how sweet and generous of an offer it was! As the date of our shoot got closer I began to get really nervous. I began having thoughts like, "How will I do on the OTHER side of the camera? What if I hate every one of my silly facial expressions or something? Or what if I look ridiculous trying to "act natural"? Well, I put those fears to the back of my mind as I was finishing up my shooting season before taking time off for "baby rest", and one evening Josh took a picture of me and Selah at the park. I was thinking I was looking all cute and pregnant that particular day and when I saw the photo of myself after we got home I gasped. I looked TIRED. Not like, "Oh, 8 hrs. will take care of that." More like, "a pregnant mom of two toddlers who works late into the wee hours every night" tired. :) So at that moment I decided I was going to email Kim King and ask her if she'd do my make up for my maternity shoot. I knew her through Facebook because she does professional make up for a ton of weddings and hs seniors, etc. She was awesome. So nice! She made me look like I'd gotten a good night's sleep so that I wouldn't have to fear the camera. :)

We did this photo shoot down in the Corvallis area at my mom's place. My mom has 17 acres of rural property and I thought it would make a really neat setting for natural maternity pics. Jamie took a few family photos of us first and then Josh, Jamie and I trecked around shooting pics until the sun went down. The three of us had a blast together and laughed practically the whole time. Jamie made us feel SO at ease and took all my worries away. I cannot say enough nice things about her! If you ever get the chance to meet her or hire her for photos, you will love just being around her. To view Jamie's blog and two posts of our shoot, click here.

Josh, Jude, Selah and I are SO excited to meet this little man come New Year's. His nursery is coming together and he is so very loved already!

Thank you again Jamie for blessing us with your talents. Hugs to you friend! :)














13 comments:

The Springer's said...

Wow, these are gorgeous, and so are you! You have the most perfect baby bump! Hope you're feeling well..

Erica said...

Oh Bethany!!! These are GORGEOUS! You are one glowing mama!! Your little family is just precious. Can't wait to see your precious babe. :)

Kimberly said...

And you have to be one of the most beautiful pregnant woman I've seen! Those are amazing pictures and truly capture your love for your family! Can't wait to hear (via blog world) about your new one.

Deyla Huss Photography said...

Bethany! these are gorgeous! you are a stunning momma-to-be!!

Amber said...

These are just gorgeous! I love them and you look so great!! They may just inspire me to get a maternity session sometime in my life :)

Chelsi Ritter said...

bethany you look stunning! i love your makeup and you really are i think the cutest pregnant woman. i wish i had the guts to have my portrait taken while pregnant, but as of yet i don't! :)
oh, and one more thing. kudos to you for pulling off the skinny jeans with a bun in the oven.

Sasha Cornelius Eggli said...

Wow, Bethany! You really are a beauty; and not just on the outside! I'm glad that you and baby seem to be doing well. I hope that you are able to get the rest that you need, though. And I agree with Chelsi about the skinny jeans. Hot Mamma!

Leticia said...

You look amazing, Bethany! What a sweet family picture as well. I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes very well. Take care!

ellen said...

Very cool photos!

Jonalee said...

beautiful photos and a beautiful mama!

the Zimels said...

Beautiful, Bethany!!!

Ryan Chaney said...

Wow Bethany, those are gorgeous! Your friend did a great job, and so did Kim King! I did a shoot last month that Kim did the makeup for... isn't she awesome?

Kari Patterson said...

WOW!!!! No one should be allowed to look that good when they are pregnant!! Love and miss you and can't wait to hear news about baby.