My amazing cousin (practically sister) Jeanann Wilkinson of J Wilkinson Co Fine Art Photography was supposed to come up this weekend to take some belly shots. I debated even doing this because I'm not really into those maternity photos that highlight the overdone hands-making-hearts-on-bellies (sorry to those who like it!). Or worse... those super-inappropriate-and-awkward-carwreck-status-can't-look-away photos like the ones I found here. What.
Oh my GOD! I just went to the pregnancy page on Awkward Family Photos and have to share some of these. I am cracking up so bad a little pee came out! Snort.
"She didn't want to keep them waiting."
"What about me?"
"Yes, now there is."
Giggle. But luckily Jeanann's work is no where close to these scary gestures. No, her award-winning talent is right up my alley--completely natural, dewy, real, and beautiful. And that's all I wanted, something to capture the time when acorn was so tiny and a part of me, when I reassuringly felt her all day with me, when she was mine and mine alone. I thank God every day for this blessing, this resolution of suffering, this magic. And I want her to know just how much we pined over her and how much we already achingly love her.
But of all the rare days to rain in Austin, of course it has to be Saturday! So we have to reschedule. Boo. Nevertheless, it got me looking around for some photos I was inspired by, those shots that have this lovely, glowing, natural quality to them. Here are a few super-sized inspirations...and they are not awkward in the slightest!
Pregnant Diane Keaton (from the film The Family Stone)
Photography by Kristy Carlson featured here.