So I was going to have a house update for today but then my professional photos arrived from the amazing Jennifer Jackson and I just couldn’t wait to share them with you guys!
We had a lovely time in Chicago the first weekend of May, which you can read about here, and part of that trip included our maternity photo session with the talents of Jennography. Why book our shoot in Chicago when we now live in the Twin Cities? Good question.
The answer is three-fold.
1) We wanted to work with Jennifer again. She did our engagement photos and we absolutely loved those images, so we have always meant to utilize her talents again.
2) It’s Chicago! We BIG PUFFY HEART CHICAGO! It’s like another member of our extended family and while we didn’t get any skyline shots like last time, we did take some photos in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art.
3) Most importantly, I wanted to take professional photos with my nanny babies. They aren’t babies anymore but as I helped care for them for almost six years, Big C and Littlest C will always be my first babies. They helped me find the true depth of my maternal instincts and as I start this journey of raising my own kids, I wanted some sort of physical bridge between the two worlds, such as a photograph.
The first location is my Nanny Family’s condo in downtown Chicago. It’s got a modern design, a killer view, and it’s like our home away from home. Shooting here was a no-brainer. The second location is a simple park setting and the steps of the MCA. OK enough talking, here are some photos!
Don’t the four of us look like some magazine cover family?? My kiddos are so adorable and very photogenic. 🙂
For the outdoor shoot I wanted to incorporate props (like I did with both our engagement and wedding photos), and I emailed Jennifer asking if she preferred bubbles or confetti. Her response, “BOTH!” Done and done. In my opinion, the bubble wand and bubble machine (both from Target) were more successful than the confetti, probably because there is actual skill involved when blowing confetti for the camera, and I don’t have it. Of course The Scottish made it look effortless. In case you’re interested, I ordered eco-friendly confetti from Etsy so I didn’t have to worry about littering. You can order some here.
I’m so happy with how our pictures turned out even though I was very nervous about how I’d look in the photos. I don’t have a ton of advice on clothing choices, but wear what makes you feel comfortable and avoid really loose clothing. Luckily, as a pale blonde I look good in blue, so I used that to my advantage. Yay for a baby boy!
Who else has done a maternity shoot? I’m really glad we did one and I can’t wait to get some photos hung up in the new house!