maternity photoshoot

Fairyland Maternity Photoshoot

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The past two weeks have been full of sleepless nights, crying temper tantrums, diaper changes and lots and lots of feedings.  This morning baby Carlota was in her monster phase…which means she is finally fast asleep for a couple of hours and I have a few minutes to finally get a blog post in.  I wouldn’t change it for the world!!  We have so much love for our little munchkin and its all worth it.

These amazing magical fairy-esque photos are from my Maternity photoshoot with Shawna at Bleudog Fotography.  For weeks prior to the shoot, I was debating whether to take maternity photos.  I was looking online for photographers in the area and I think I contacted over 20 photographers/studios before finding this gem.  Many had photo libraries of shoots that were not the vision I had in mind.  The ones that had photos I liked cost a fortune, or weren’t located close to me.  I started to get discouraged  and thought about possibly not taking maternity photos.  I was already feeling huge and not very glamorous.  Did I really want to pay for photos that I’m just going to be disappointed with?  Looking back at these pictures I am so happy I did them. Finding a photographer that has a similar vision or style is key to a successful photoshoot. Pregnancy is such a magical time in your life and I’m so thrilled Shawna was able to capture it so well for me.  I will forever cherish my time having baby girl so close to my heart, feeling her kick and hiccup.

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Family Portrait

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Baby girl has finally graced us with her presence this Thursday March 26th at 10:48pm, weighing 7 lbs and 1 ounce and 20 1/4 inches long. Carlota Pi-Henderson.  I am so overjoyed with emotions and lack of sleep!! hehe  We have so much love for her already and she’s only 3 days old.  I can’t imagine my life without her and I’m already sad that time is going by so quickly.  I want to keep my little princess as this little tiny bundle of joy but I’m also excited to share all of her life experiences with her.  So many mixed emotions….I guess that could also be due to all the changing hormones.  I can’t wait to share photos and my birth story with you in an upcoming blog post.

Here are a few more of my maternity shoot photos from Bleudog photography.  Shawna is amazing and I’m so happy I found her to get photos of this special time.  I’m thrilled I can finally hold my baby girl, but a part of me still misses feeling her little kicks inside my belly.  I miss having her so close to me 24/7.

IMG_8190IMG_8323 loveandrea2I love this photo of my first child Pinxo.  Shows the love we have for each other.  He has been so good with little Charlie and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.  I think he’s still a little confused of what’s happening in our house and who this new addition is, but he’s so gentle with her.  He is her little body guard.  He needs to be close to her, but doesn’t get too close.  He also occasionally likes to smell and kiss her.  I think he’s a little jealous now that our attention is shared between the two of them.  He was an only child for 7 years so that’s totally understandable!!
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Dress:  Felicity and Coco non-maternity I just went up a size //

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