Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting
posted by Kelly
When Rhiannon, owner and photographer extraordinaire of Simple Reflections, asked Ryan and I to shoot some maternity shots we had to think about it for a few seconds. Of course, we were flattered. We love Rhiannon and are so pumped for their baby girl coming in just 7 weeks, but we don’t really specialize in “maternity” shoots. You would think after two kids we would have a clue how to photograph a session like this…not so much. We settled on the theory of treating this like a couples shoot and Rhiannon just happens to be pregnant in them. That took the pressure off us and gave us the freedom to shoot in our normal style with a few belly shots thrown in for good measure.
Rhiannon and Bert are AWESOME. Poor Bert was definitely dragged into this session and I am pretty sure Rhiannon owes him her left arm by the time all was said and done…but he did great. Correction,THEY did great warming up to the camera and working their mojo together.
We started out in Rhiannon’s studio downtown. I have serious floor lust. I love the rustic, dark wood in her studio…gorgeous.
Doesn’t she look beautiful?
We went up on the roof of her studio building to really get Bert warmed up. I refuse to tell you what song Rhiannon was singing to him to make him laugh for fear it will haunt my dreams again. Let’s just say it is from a fish commercial for McDonald’s.
Some solo shots of the radiant mom working the rooftop.
She was literally shaking her stomach up and down like a milkshake, it was hysterical.
A little outfit change and then just a few belly shots. They just got back from Mexico a few weeks ago. She had the cutest, tan belly! Almost makes me wish I were pregnant again…ALMOST!
Poor Franklin, his world’s about to be rocked and he doesn’t even know it. He is such a beautiful dog.
I am pretty sure Bert looked exactly like this at five years old, minus the facial hair.
Rhiannon showed us a wall where some local “artists” bedazzled it with some lovely primary colors. We told them to be look tough.
Take one of Bert.
Take two….much better.
We had so much fun with you guys. Thank you for choosing us to document such an awesome time in your marriage. Your preparation for parenthood is almost complete and then the real journey begins. You guys will do amazing. Praying for a healthy delivery and transition into motherhood for you Rhiannon!