Thursday, September 22, 2011

Our maternity photos - Sneak Preview

Yes that's right friends! I haven't made the official announcement on the blog but we are having a baby boy!! I am already 34 weeks pregnant and my due date is November 5th. We are a little nervous as this is new to us and hope to be the best parents for our son, but also so very excited of this new chapter in our lives and get things rolling! Last weekend, we headed to St. Augustine for maternity photos with Cayden Lane Photography. It was sooo hard choosing the right photographer for us as you very well know why. Us photographers have access to the online forums and community and know there are literally thousands of great photographers in our area. I wanted someone who had a great eye for composition and natural light, as well as good post processing skills with crisp images. I found Lori with Cayden Lane Photography while I was looking at the Images for a Cure website. She is a memeber and as soon as I saw her profile, I prayed she was local. You can imagine how extatic I was when I found out she is based in Jacksonville! I quickly emailed her and set the arrangements. I am so happy with my choice! And my husband also had a blast during our shoot. Lori is totally laid back and makes you feel so comfortable. The skies were really overcast that day and I just think it was perfect. Here is a little sneak peek that Lori kindly posted on her facebook.

I also wanted to share a little preview of our nursery we are working on. The photos are taken with my phone, but I will be taking better ones once everything is up and ready :) I decided to have a nice gray as the main color and my husband wanted one accent wall, so we decided on blue. I knew I didn't want a baby blue or sky blue, so we went to Home Depot and compared a few colors and we were both happy with the tone we chose. I also did not want a theme to the nursery. I wanted to keep it simple and make the room where I can decorate with accessories and also have the room to where the baby will grow with it. If I had chosen a car theme or animals, I felt like the baby would grow out of that so quickly and it would be harder to change. So I stuck with simple colors and things that I would be able to easily change and redecorate in the future.

I can't wait to get it completely done and share the photos! :)


~~JAZ~~ said...

Jackie!!! Long time no speak and now I know I am super happy for you both :-) You're going to be great parents and I can't wait to see the rest of the photos from your Maternity session!