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Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Part 2

posted by Kelly

Now for the final installment. I am gonna be honest, these are my favorite shots from the whole session. The sun completely and utterly cooperated with us on the timing of the final scene. Nothing but dreamy, creamy, warm backlighting. The girls did an amazing job styling themselves for the field shots in their sundresses, boots, and accessories. The beauty of friendship and motherhood seems to ooze from these and I find myself smiling with each edit. Please be inspired and leave them some love.

Once again my wonderful friend Sarah, from Solace Restoration, hooked us up with some great props. For mother’s day, her husband made this amazing sign from some old barn wood. He hand stenciled a portion of a song of blessing on the sign. It is a powerful song with incredible lyrics of blessing for children. The sign was perfect for these mommies-to-be. I also grabbed some vintage pillows that she sewed out of old sugar sacks. The quilt is actually an unexpected find of Adam and Lauren’s. If I remember correctly, they were given an antique china cabinet from Adam’s great grandmother and in one of the drawers they found this half sewn quilt made by his great grandmother from the 1950’s. The quilt will grace Beatrice’s nursery. Without further ado……

Scene 3: “The Field”

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

ADDENDUM since posting: Some of you asked for full lyrics. Here they are. Song written by Dennis Jernigan.

I bless you with joy and peace and love that won’t let go. I bless you with grace and faith and fire in your soul. I bless you with dreams and visions most men don’t know of. i bless you with a deeper knowledge of our Fathers love.
I bless you with strength and power, grace through any trial. I bless you with wisdom and with comfort in your smile. I bless you with great adventures, journeys yet unknown. I bless you with hearts gone wild because you are His own.
I bless you with the heart of a warrior, grace to stand and fight, I bless you with brothers who will stand right by your side. I bless you with courage till the battles have been won, I bless you with the faith to hear your Father say “well done”.

CHORUS:
I bless you with joy and laughter, I bless you with a steadfast faith, I bless you with the hopes and the dreams that your heart goes after, I bless you with amazing grace.

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Session

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Session

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Session

This next one cracks me up….either we are really funny or we were confusing them with directions.

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Beatrice was making her presence known.

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

These girls are amazing at pulling out vulnerable, beautiful looks.

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Session

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

A little out-take. Getting in this position for Lauren was a logistical feat. She had to balance against Kristin’s thigh which Kristin was a little too zealous to lend; tipping her over.

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Much better.

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Before we end with the adorable watermelon eating I just want to break to our two prop wenches that helped load and unload all over the property for us. These are not flattering shots but alas, we want to give honorable mention.

This is Kristin’s Adam working the pinwheel while frolicking with the horses.

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

and Lauren’s Adam taking a quick shot for Kristin’s sister.

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

These watermelon shots absolutely crack me up. The girls were starving by the end as it was a HOT, long five hours from start to finish. They devoured these watermelon slices in seconds.

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Session

Lauren and Kristin~ Editorial Maternity Shoot

Le sigh…..

Girls, I have said it a million times but THANK YOU! You exceeded each and every expectation I had for this shoot. We are so proud of the images and we are so pleased that these remind you of the blessing of pregnancy and friendship. We can’t wait to meet Violet and Beatrice in the upcoming months. Blessings!

18 Responses

Jennifer Prince says:

July 26, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Again … stunning and beautiful. Kelly, your work ALWAYS amazes me!!

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Jessica says:

July 26, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Absolutely fantastic! I am always impressed by the way you are able to capture such magnificent lighting in your photos!

What a blessing to see 2 beautiful moms that love the Lord! Their little ones are very lucky!

Kaely McKelway says:

July 26, 2010 at 9:49 pm

So jealous right now! I’m 4 months pregnant and wishing you could work your photographic magic to make me look that adorable! Alas, California is too far away to travel for a photo shoot :)

Kristin Salvia says:

July 27, 2010 at 3:04 am

Oh my GOODNESS, Kelly! These photos bring me such happiness! Thank you so much for documenting our friendship and pregnancies in such a beautiful way. Forever grateful!

kelli johnson says:

July 27, 2010 at 3:58 am

seriously…those are the best ever.

Lauren says:

July 27, 2010 at 5:07 am

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I could not be more blessed to a friend like Kristin to do this with and a friend like you, Kelly, to capture this amazing evening.
Thank you and may God continue to bless you for the blessing you are to others.

Ellen says:

July 27, 2010 at 6:33 am

I can not get over how beautiful they are! Stunning!

Sylvette says:

July 27, 2010 at 7:38 am

Wow, these are simply amazing photographs! These ladies are absolutely radiant and of course you and Ryan captured and everything so beautifully. They are just gorgeous. Congrats to all of you and your growing families!

jo says:

July 27, 2010 at 7:52 am

love this, the notes about made me cry, what sweet excitment to hold and love on your baby! These are some seriously HOT mamas too!

Linda says:

July 27, 2010 at 7:53 am

Stunningly gorgeous, amazing work! I especially love the quilt shots and can’t decide which are more beautiful, the colors or the black & whites.

Sara Pierce says:

July 27, 2010 at 10:47 am

SUCH STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS. I might have to come up to Lynchburg when it’s my turn :)

truly beautiful. gorgeous mommys-to-be… so so so stunning!

Candice {The Beautiful Mess} says:

July 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm

beautiful!

Amy Martin says:

July 27, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I love these… just beautiful! Makes me realize I need to get some photos to mark all these life changes! :)

Somme says:

July 27, 2010 at 4:30 pm

So gorgeous. I wish I had done pregnant photos.

joym says:

July 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Great work AGAIN guys. I am always so so inspired with your pictures. you transport me to another whimsical world with your art. I am so amazed at the beauty you capture in each shot! love you guys!

audra bender says:

August 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm

holy smokes…amazing does not even cut it. stunningly beautiful ladies and stunning photos.

tiny realms hack says:

November 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm

hello very good post

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