Sneak Peek: Mom-to-Be

I’ve looked at hundreds of maternity pictures lately.  And if I can be completely honest here (which I can because it’s le blog), I think they’re weird.  I’ve seen so many bare skinned bellies fashioned in ways I believe to be completely bazaar and ask myself “I wonder if these women regret taking this photo?”

Now don’t get me wrong – from what I hear [and I’ve heard a lot because everyone I know has been knocked up in the last year], pregnancy can be wonderful thing.  After all, it’s the miracle of life [or so they say].  But the cheese factor on maternity photo sessions go through the roof.  And as much as I love cheese, I disliked almost everything I saw.

So when Mel, Thurmeo and I met up last weekend for a maternity session, I was ready to avoid the cheese.  Mel still got her way with some belly photos (it’s her belly, who am I to tell her what to do with it?) but I kept my focus on them, on my friends.  And we walked away with some wonderful shots, including one that I absolutely love.

Mel & Thurmeo

So happy.  I love these two people so much.

And Baby Makes Three

*thud* I die.

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November 15, 2010 - 9:03 am

Mallory Bilger - Ahh, Brooke. So beautiful. I know Melanie just about died when she saw these. Those adorable little booties that Martha made . . . I mean, those are the types of things you keep forever.


November 15, 2010 - 9:42 am

Lacey Lynch - Oh my gosh…I completely agree! Cheese factor. Let’s face it, not everyone is Vanity-Fair-ready ala Demi Moore. These photos are super cute. Nice job Brooke!

November 15, 2010 - 9:47 am

Brooke - @Mallory – I love those bunny slippers. I almost want to ask Martha to make a set of 4 for the BDD. Because that would be hysterical.

@Lacey – Thank you! Wait until you see some more. Have you decided on a camera yet?

November 15, 2010 - 9:53 am

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November 15, 2010 - 10:06 am

Todd - I really like the second picture, with the bunny slippers. Pretty much says it all!

November 15, 2010 - 10:35 am

Dawn - The one with the shoes and the slippers? Absolutely kills me. I love it.

November 15, 2010 - 10:58 am

Amy - I agree about the belly photos, but I’ve never had a baby so what do I know. But even weirder than that are the belly cakes that they have at showers. Have you seen those? It’s a cake of a pregnant belly that you cut into and eat. Am I the only one that thinks that is incredibly creepy?

Adorable photo with the teeny bunny slippers. That beats a belly photo any day.

November 15, 2010 - 11:22 am

Joia - I love these pictures of Melanie and Ryan, and couldn’t agree with you more about the cheese factor of maternity photos!

November 15, 2010 - 11:22 am

Becki D. - Love love love the second picture.

And I’ve never understood why women want all those weird bare belly pictures. Having been preggo twice now, I can say with certainty that I definitely wanted that basketball kept covered at all times. Preggo progression pics are one thing….but yeah. Maternity pictures can get weird in a snap. (get it? snap?)

November 15, 2010 - 1:00 pm

katie o. - I’m with you Brooke- keep the belly shots to a minimum. We don’t like to show them when there’s no baby inside, so why would we want to when there is? Either way, your shots are fabulous. And you already know how I feel about that bunny slipper shot. I die.

November 15, 2010 - 4:14 pm

omawarisan - Digging the shoes.

November 16, 2010 - 10:47 am

Melissa - OH MY GOD. that last picture about made me cry… CUTE CUTE CUTE.
and I can’t promise i won’t steal it if i ever do another maternity session! :)

November 17, 2010 - 1:19 pm

Denise - Oh my, that last shot is just brilliant. Nice work.

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