Flashback Friday – Maternity and Newborn

A gorgeous Flashback Friday for you all!  This family is an absolute delight to photograph.  Not only are the beautiful…they are so much fun!  We did their first daughter’s maternity and newborn session and I was delighted when they returned for their second daughter’s session.  And could big sister BE any cuter?   I love the simplicity of the clothes they chose for their session.  One of the most common questions I get is, “What should we wear?”  The answer is almost always the same…”SIMPLE is better!”  Simple clothes are great because they are just following a trend that is hot now and 8 years from now my clients will regret.  These are portraits that will stand the test of time.  When these darling girls grow up, they won’t look back and say, what were mom and dad thinking!?  That is one of the goals of my photography…to create maternity and newborn portraits that will last for generations!Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn

Maternity and Newborn Portraits

Beautiful baby sister arrived!  And I just love this portrait of her with her adoring big sister.  So precious!  She’s already smitten…that is clear!  I am thrilled when families come all together for the newborn portrait session.  Capturing these moments when they are so little is priceless!  I know…mine are growing so fast!

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When pulling the wagon becomes exhausting…you can always just take a rest.
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Oh…one of my favorite images ever!  I love this portrait of the whole family…BEAUTIFUL!Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn Maternity and Newborn

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Suzan – 34 weeks – Pregnancy Photos

Pregnancy Photos

I am always so excited when I get the chance to work with a family as they grow from two to three!  Suzan and Deriek came to see me for their pregnancy photos when Suzan was about 34 weeks along.  As you can see by these photos, she was absolutely stunning!  A gorgeous mama to be with an adoring husband and a baby girl soon to arrive.  Deriek and Suzan we so much fun to photograph and they had me laughing throughout their session.  Mini maternity sessions are perfect for parents who want to capture the beauty of the moment without committing to a full maternity session.  And of course dad can be involved, as well as any siblings (even those with 4 paws!)

I am woman, hear me roar!  I love the fierceness here in Suzan’s eyes.  It’s a wonderful truth of motherhood…soft and beautiful, but fierce and protective at the same time.

Deriek mentioned that when he read my bio, he was a little nervous because I stated that I hate shoes.  (It’s true, I do.) So while I do not fully comprehend Deriek’s obsession with shoes I was still willing to get them into one of their portraits.  (hee hee)









erica – 36 weeks

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When is the right time to do maternity portraits?  It can vary from belly to belly…but most often, 34-36 weeks is the best window to capture your pregnancy.  Erica and her beautiful family came to see me at 36 weeks.  When I first began Barefoot Photography, I had moms schedule their pregnancy appointments at 38 weeks…the bigger the better, right?  Trouble was, they kept going into labor before their appointment!  I have also had moms contact me early, perhaps 32 weeks.  While moms might feel ginormous at 32 weeks, typically they are not.  I have found over the years that 34-36 weeks along is a great time to do your maternity portraits.  Not too small, not too big.  Just right!

I love this precious moment captured between momma and big brother…West Linn Pregnancy PortraitsPregnancy and Newborn Portraits

We had a wonderful time capturing this beautiful pregnancy….and check back soon to see their little man!

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Kimberly Whipps of Barefoot Photography has been photographing maternity and newborn clients all over the Portland area for over 13 years.


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mariena – 36 weeks – Pregnancy Portraits

It is such a pleasure to have a client come back again and again for pregnancy portraits, and so it was with Aaron and Mariena.  I photographed Abby when she was just a tiny bundle, and now she’s the big sister!   These portraits were taken during their mini maternity session.  Did you know that a mini maternity session is a complimentary add on when you book your newborn appointment with Barefoot Photography?  A fabulous option for moms who want to capture their pregnancy but don’t need a full session.


Moms with dark hair look so beautiful on a white background…isn’t she gorgeous?Portland Maternity Portraits

Pregnancy portraits PortlandI love this family portrait…Abby loving her mom and dad…and the joy that brings them is so evident on their faces.  Priceless!

Maternity Photography And this dress!  Sometimes a pop of color and pattern is perfect!

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colette – 34 weeks – Maternity Portraits

Maternity Portraits

One of the highest honors you can have as a photographer, is to have another photographer choose you as their photographer.  And I am doubly honored as this is the second time I have had the pleasure of providing maternity portraits for Colette and her wonderful family, that is about to grow by two feet!  Gerrit and Colette, like so many parents recently, have opted to not find out if this little bundle is a little brother or a little sister to the adorable Pearl.  (Seriously…this girl is off-the-charts adorable!)

This was a mini maternity session…quick and simple and YES!  The whole family can be involved in the session.  Older siblings, whether they are two or twelve can add so much to a maternity session…please do not hesitate to include them.  A mini session lasts about 20 minutes and produces around 10-12 images.  A perfect way to capture your pregnancy!

“Kimberly has done my maternity photos twice along with our newborn photos and I have to say, she’s seriously one of the best in Portland, if not the whole country. Her attention to detail and eye for lighting and composition is amazing. Not to mention the quality of images and product she delivers is so sharp and beautiful. But even beyond that, she loves the squishy babies and knows how to mold them into the cutest poses! It’s truly a gift to have such a pairing of technical and creative in one photographer. Hire her. Seriously.”

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Oh my goodness, these two and their beautiful eyes.  I love the intensity and sweetness of this last portrait!

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Kimberly Whipps of Barefoot Photography specializes in maternity and newborn portraits.  Book your newborn portrait session with Barefoot Photography and receive a complimentary mini maternity session.  Please check out the maternity and newborn portraits site here.  Contact Kimberly and book your portrait session today!

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