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Maria and Luke~Expecting

posted by Kelly

Kind, gentle, genuine, sweet, loving, talented, godly, and expecting. Just a few words to describe Maria and Luke. Seriously…you can be around them for like two seconds and you will marvel at how incredibly sincere this couple is. A few of the Portnoy brothers have known Luke and Maria for some time now. Luke is also our amazing worship leader at our church. How blessed we are to be lead into the throne room in scripture and song by Luke’s beautiful voice each Sunday.

Like I said before, we make a few exceptions to the no family/babies/bellies shoot rule and I am so glad we did for the Hayden’s. This session turned out so beautiful and so “Kellanish” that I couldn’t wait to get home and upload our cards. Enjoy some of my favorites.

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

I’m pretty madly in love with the whole feel and tone of this portion of the shoot. It had been pouring on and off all day and quite dark by the time we got into the woods. We totally winged it on location and just started walking into various parts of the woods until we stumbled onto this fallen tree covered with lime green moss and incredibly intricate fungi. It was perfect, magical even!

This sign was made by our talented friend, Sunshine Lewis. You may remember her from some portfolio shots we did last year to launch her new shop. She is very good friends with Luke and Maria and wanted to make this sign for little Evangeline or “Evie” as she will be called.

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke brought a few props that they wanted incorporated into the shoot. This dress was worn by Maria and her sisters when they were babies. Representing her heritage from El Salvador. How adorable is this dress to be handed down to Ms. Evie?

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Luke bought this little dress for Evie
Maria and Luke - Maternity

Representing Luke’s gene pool, a rocking MOOSE from his home state of Maine.
Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

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Maria and Luke - Maternity

Literally squeezing out the last moments of daylight…..
Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Maria and Luke - Maternity

Sigh…..love the miracle of new life. Maria and Luke, you did amazing. Such a fun and EASY few hours. We rejoice in your precious, precious girl and can’t wait to meet her in just a few short months! Have a blessed third trimester Maria!

9 Responses

Kristin says:

September 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm

absolutely breathtaking.

Jennifer says:

September 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm

LOVE - So beautiful and calm…

sunshine says:

September 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm

OHMIGOSH. my new most favorite. I love these people.. So, freaking beautiful .. Ryan and Kelly - as always. amazing…
I’m ready to get knocked up and have a photo shoot.
:) ha!

Candace says:

September 29, 2011 at 4:07 am

AGH!!!! This session is amazeballs!! (Can I say that on your blog?) Luke & Maria, wow wow WOW!! So excited for you guys as you enter this new phase of life — what a lucky little girl to be born to such an amazing couple. Great job Kellan!!

Amanda says:

September 29, 2011 at 7:24 am

This whole shoot just makes my heart smile. :)

Dikola says:

September 29, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Yes, calm, peaceful, and loving! LOVE IT!

tola adeyinka says:

September 30, 2011 at 6:07 am

There is something soothing about this particular shoot. Love it.

joym says:

October 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm

looove it! they look so happy! so excited for them! Those trees are beautiful! We can’t wait to meet you baby Evie!

chrissy says:

October 5, 2011 at 7:45 am

this is so great! man, evie is going to be a total surprise in what she looks like, like jane was to us. they’re as different as jay and i! i love this stuff. so fun!

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