Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Jason, Nichole, Ms. Lucy and ? / Maternity Session / Long Island, New York

So I have been daydreaming about this session for a while. You know, planning on the location, thinking about the lighting, excited about posing a belly. I envisioned this wonderful little field in Smithtown with rows of wild flowers and sunflowers larger then your head. It's dreamy and romantic and I thought the perfect place for Nichole and Jason to frolic among the flowers. Maybe even hold hands, giggle...and just be corny.


Upon arriving I ran in to ask the owner if I could take a few pictures. Yeeeah, this is the part that I didn't envision. He didn't exactly give me the answer I was looking for. Now what?! So I screamed, yelled, cursed and carried on...okay, if you all must know, I did that all of coarse on the INSIDE. I must have looked completely crestfallen. I felt like a kid who just dropped their ice-cream cone. I kinda stared stupidly, waiting for him to change his mind. But he didn't. As I turned to leave, he mentioned that I can take a picture on the outside of the field if I wanted to. Ugh.


As miserable as I felt, I decided to use it to our advantage. When life gives you lemons, what do you do? That's right folks, you make some sweeet lemonade.

   

and sweet it was...


Just in case you want to see how good nine months looks...

The sunflowers actually make her belly look small, lol. They were huge!


Ms. Lucy, the 'big sister' came along for the session...


My 'out of the box' for the session...
"me and my shadow babe"

If you have ever wondered if it's possible to love your baby before it's born...
the look on his face tells you all you need to know.


So I was pondering the other day about shots that I mention I love. Usually I'm much more modest. But you see, I never look at my work as my own, so maybe that's why I comment on my faves. When I see the images, I look at it as my clients story. I'm just a privileged "guest" to be a tiny part, that fly on the wall...that will take that small moment in time, and make it last. Forever.


Love...


Thank you for giving me the opportunity to spend some time with you both, Lucy and that little miracle. 
I can't wait to meet that little bundle!

Please leave some love for this new family right below in the comment section. For every 20 comments they receive, they get a complimentary gift.

Even better, let's play a fun game. Leave a comment saying whether you think it's a boy or a girl and mention a guess on the weight.
Jason and Nichole, we want to see your thoughts there too!  I'll go first...








12 comments:

Show and Tell Photography said...

Hmmm...I think it's a BOY! Weighing in at 9.3

Robyn Bridson said...

Wonderful photos! I say you made some delicious lemonade from those lemons! You were meant to get these shots! Gorgeous! LOVE your out of the box shot and the rest too!
Hmmmm....girl 8lbs 3oz.

Theresa Shurbet said...

It's not even 6 a.m. and I am crying tears of joy! What a way to start the day - thank you for sharing - absolutely stunning! I say boy 8 lbs 14 oz. xo

Tanya Rios said...

absolutely stunning!!! The photos are sweet and simple and just beautiful! Im saying Boy 7 lbs 11 oz. :) xox

Ms.G said...
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Ms.G said...

I love the Sunflowers! Especially the closeup of her cute belly and flowers! Hard to say boy or girl don't have enough info.. but I always say girl! 8 lbs even! <3 Amy

Elaine Rios said...

What beautiful pictures. Nichole you look stunning. Preganacy definely agrees with you. Lucy is going to be such a good big sister! I say Boy, 8lbs. 6 ozs.

Courtney said...

I absolutely love these ... Nichole you look radiant!! what a wonderful way to capture such a beautiful time in your lives! I say BOY 8lbs 12oz

Teresa said...

I am totally amazed by these photos. They brought tears to my eyes. Through these photos, you can feel the love emanating from the two of them. It reminded me of when I was expecting my precious boy. Nichole looks like she's carrying exactly as I did, therefore, I believe she's having a boy!! 9lbs 4 oz. God Bless!!

Mary said...

AbSoLuTeLy GoRgEoUs!!! I love all the pictures!!! Stacey has captured the sheer joy you are both radiating!!! I think you're having a boy that'll weigh 6 lbs. 12 oz.

Kelly D said...

I am not sure about boy or girl...either one will be welcomed with so much love! But to be fun in guessing-I guess GIRL! Congrats to you three! So happy for you guys! Love the pictures...Love Love!

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful couple (and dog)!!!! Those sunflowers are ridiculous too!