I totally fell in love with my maternity photographs and can't thank Alicia B Photography enough for her overwhelming generosity. We had decided early on to splurge for newborn photos (promise to share soon!) should the pregnancy be successful, especially since I'm notorious, according to hubs, for my lack of camera skills (meaning I'm terrible at remembering to actually take the photos). So anyway, as I was saying... we had decided to purchase newborn photographs and I had chosen Alicia from the start, both because of her proximity to our home at the time (literally less than 5 minutes down the road!) and because I loved her stunning work. At first, we weren't quite sure whether or not to spring for maternity photos. I also wasn't sure, early on, whether I would be feeling confident enough to want maternity photos that far along into my pregnancy. Who wants to buy a bunch of pictures that they themselves don't believe they look good in?!? So anyway, we (mostly I) teetered for awhile. I played with the idea and eventually decided, especially once I felt more confident that the pregnancy was going smoothly, that we wanted to move forward with the maternity photos.
When I contacted Alicia, she suggested a local Christmas tree farm and actually offered to provide the mini-maternity shoot complimentary! We had previously informed her of my history when we first met to discuss the newborn photography, since I had lots of anxiety-driven questions regarding varying outcomes should the pregnancy not last and questions pertaining to NICU's in case there was an issue with the birth. We were so beyond thankful that she was able to capture such beautiful moments, even given the windy conditions (no thanks to my hair!) which we will forever cherish as memory of such an exciting period of time in our lives. I'm already looking forward to pulling out these photographs next holiday season!