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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?

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

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.

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Some solo shots of the radiant mom working the rooftop.

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

She was literally shaking her stomach up and down like a milkshake, it was hysterical.

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

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!

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Poor Franklin, his world’s about to be rocked and he doesn’t even know it. He is such a beautiful dog.

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

I am pretty sure Bert looked exactly like this at five years old, minus the facial hair.

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

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.

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Take two….much better.

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

Rhiannon and Bert~ Expecting

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!

12 Responses

allison says:

April 22, 2009 at 9:07 am

1) is she really 8mths pregnant? who looks that good, that close to delivery?!

2) floor lust = understood. they are fantastic!

3) great job, kellan! i get a little jealous when i see maternity shoots because isaac came right before we were schedule for ours…so i live vicariously!!!

Holly Boyle says:

April 22, 2009 at 11:38 am

I am in love with these photos! You have captured my big sister and brother-in-law in such a wonderful way that I broke into tears sitting in my windowless cubicle today. The “milkshake belly” and “fish song” were priceless as I know exactly what she was doing. Job well done!

PS- Adding Franklin in was a perfect touch!

Julie Nickerson says:

April 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Love these!

a) I NEED a studio like that asap!
b) Why does she look SO familiar???? how do I know her?
c) They photos are gorgeous. Of course, you all know how to do a maternity session! Hello, you are Kellan!
d) just read Ally’s comment above…yes, so sad..we were schedule to do here and then Isaac popped out too soon…
e) I did the “milkshake” all the time with Abel. He loved it. :)

Julie Nickerson says:

April 22, 2009 at 1:15 pm

ps-wow-ignored that comment, just noticed lots of typos! Gotta run. big boy is up from his nap!

Julie Nickerson says:

April 22, 2009 at 1:16 pm

ignored? What is my problem today???!!!!

Cheryl Horsley says:

April 22, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Just lovely pictures. GREAT ! ! Those two are gorgeous - Franklin is a looker, too - but the star was little DELANEY ! ! I see her beauty already - Good job.

Rachel says:

April 22, 2009 at 10:13 pm

You guys are such wonderful picture takers! I mean seriously, you didn’t think you could do belly pics? What the heck?? You are KELLAN!

Heather H says:

April 23, 2009 at 11:03 am

Seriously - WHEN is she due? she looks amazing!!!

great shots, you guys!

Candace says:

April 23, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Yay Rhiannon!! Pregnancy suits you so well - you look gorgeous. And your children are going to have some serious legs between the two of you! Can’t wait to see you next weekend.

Rhiannon says:

April 23, 2009 at 5:32 pm

You guys rock! Thank you so much for the wonderful memories you have given me, Bert, and baby Delaney. We LOVE them. And yes, Bert did look exactly the same when he was five!

Elizabeth says:

April 24, 2009 at 11:32 am

Rhiannon is beautiful, Delaney just makes her radiant:)

Bert did look like that at 5 with chubby cheeks:)one thing that has not changed, he still doesn’t talk much!

Janice says:

April 27, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Really gorgeous pictures!!
My son came six weeks early - one week before we were going to get some pictures.

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