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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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


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!

Maternity Artwork Portland

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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!

Maternity Portraits Gresham

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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