Kacie…pregnancy is beautiful

Pregnancy IS beautiful and if you are pregnant you should consider having artistic maternity portraits created.  Why?  Maternity portraits capture your changing, growing and radiant body!  Celebrate the life growing inside of you and capture moments that you can share with that little miracle when they get older.  My favorite photo of my mom is a picture of her 9 months pregnant with me!  This is a moment of your life that you will never have again.  You might have other pregnancies, but not this exact one ever again.  And if I had a dollar for every time I heard… “Oh I wish I would have had maternity portraits done” or “I wish I would have known that maternity photography was a thing when I was pregnant.” or “I didn’t have any pictures taken when I was pregnant because I felt huge, and now I regret it.” …well, let’s just say I’d be a rich woman.

This gorgeous mama-to-be actually stopped me in my tracks.  I had been running a model call for maternity when I saw her at the BabyExpo and I literally called out to her across the aisle.  Can’t you see why?!  My goodness, she’s beautiful.  She was reluctant too…like so many moms I meet!  But we had such a fun portrait session in the studio and she loves her portraits!

Don’t let your doubts stop you.  I have over 14 years of experience in accentuating the BEAUTY of the pregnant body.  Give me your trust for an hour or so…together, we can make you into a piece of art!

Artistic Maternity

Maternity Portraits

Artistic Maternity Portraits

Still not convinced to schedule your maternity portraits with Barefoot Photography?  Then how about this…schedule your newborn appointment with me (who doesn’t want adorable portraits of their baby!?) and you will receive a complimentary maternity session…with no requirement to buy any portraits.  But in all of my years of doing this, no one has walked away hating every image.  Your are beautiful!  And you should capture this moment forever.

Artistic maternity portraits

Beautiful maternity images

Pregnancy artwork

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Carrie – 36 weeks

I have had the absolute JOY of photographing Carrie and her family for FOUR maternity sessions now.  And I know it’s hard to tell because apparently Carrie doesn’t age, but each of these images below is from a different pregnancy.

Maternity Sessions

And do you see each of the sweet little faces below?  I have also the honor of capturing each of them as newborns.  Be watching the blog for baby number four’s newborn portraits.  So precious!

Family Photos

Family Portraits

A sweet portrait with two older brothers and their soon-to-be-born baby brother.  Poor Kylie, she’s completely outnumbered.

Brothers Portraits

Maternity Sessions

Maternity Sessions

One of the things I love to photograph during a maternity session is the love between mom and dad.  I’m always glad when dad wants to participate in the session, not only because we capture what they share, but also because it shows mom that he’s excited about the portraits too.  Are you listening men?  Get involved!  Make your woman smile.

What are you waiting for?  Book your maternity session today and capture the beauty of your pregnancy!

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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!

Maternity and Newborn

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)

 

 

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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!

Maternity Photographer Portland

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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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