Maternity

Phoenix Maternity Photographer - Brewery Gender Reveal

Phoenix Maternity Photographer

Brewery Gender Reveal

I always love it when you find out that your friend is pregnant. I love it even more when friends let you create a unique way for them to capture their baby's gender reveal. I met Sarah and Tim almost two years ago when Zachary was born. (Check out his birth session here)  This little Irish boy was born on St. Patty's Day!

Phoenix Maternity Photographer

Phoenix Maternity Photographer

I can't express how much I love this family. Over the years we have become close friends. Our friendship really grew when our husbands connected over their love for homebrewing and craft beer. Which led me to brew the crazy gender reveal idea. With the help from Freak'N Brewing Company, we were able to pull off an amazing way to announce this little one's gender.

Phoenix Maternity Photographer

I can't wait to meet this sweet little bub in March. His due date is the day before his big brothers birthday! How cool is that? Mom and Dad have decided to do birth and newborn photography just like they did for Zachary. Not only am I able to witness this new little guy come into the world, but I was able to witness his big brother come into the world. That's a pretty spectacular thing to be able to say. This is one of  the reasons why I love what I do.

Phoenix Maternity Photographer

Phoenix Maternity Photographer

Congratulations Meier Family! I'm over the moon excited for you! Can't wait to capture these new moments for you.

 

Scottsdale Maternity Photographer - Michelle Maternity

Scottsdale Maternity Photographer

Michelle Maternity

I met Michelle two years ago when I took bereavement photos for her when she tragically lost her baby Makenzie. We have since become friends. She has also become someone I admire.

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One would think that such heartbreak would dampen someone's outlook on life. And even deter them from wanting another baby again. Not Michelle. She was determined to become a mom.

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Michelle called me on Valentine's day to let me know that she was pregnant. I was over the moon excited for her! We immediately started talking of ways to announce her pregnancy. Learn more about Michelle's Rainbow Baby Announcement here.

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16 weeks later, I photographed this gorgeous woman again. This time in a beautiful oasis located right smack dab in the desert. My fabulous makeup and hair artist Taryn came to Michelle and pampered her before her shoot. From Hair and Makeup we went straight to a wardrobe that I had carefully stylized specifically for Michelle.

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Once we reached our shooting location the sun was setting right on schedule. With perfect lighting and a gorgeous mama. Magic happened.  There are too many favorites  from Michelle's session that I had to sit down and really, really think about which photos to share. It's hard to choose favorites of favorites!

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Congratulations Michelle! It is such a blessing to photograph you! I can't wait to meet Baby B.

Michelle's Rainbow- Rainbow Baby Announcement

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Michelle's Rainbow

Tired but spectacular is how this mama is feeling about being pregnant with her rainbow baby.

If you’re not familiar with the term, it means a baby born to a mom who has had a miscarriage, stillbirth or loss.

It’s the rainbow after the storm.

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Michelle has wanted to be a mama for so long. Her daughter, Makenzie Marie was born in July, 12 weeks premature, weighing only 1 lb 12 oz. In October 2014, Michelle endured every mom-to-be’s nightmare. Makenzie passed away in the hospital. But Michelle’s love for her lives on.

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Makenzie is thought of every time Michelle and her family sees a butterfly. Which is why we incorporated butterflies into her little Sister’s maternity announcement photos.

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And that’s what makes this rainbow photo shoot so remarkable. Michelle decided to take all the love she has to give to a child and have another baby all the while celebrating the time Makenzie had on this earth.

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In these photos, Michelle is about half way through her second trimester, and she hasn’t yet announced the pregnancy to anyone. She’s positively glowing (despite the exhaustion).

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She has since announced her pregnancy and could not have chosen a more perfect day. St. Patty’s Day!

rainbow baby maternity announcement-49 Michelle will be a wonderful mama to her baby girl, due this summer. We can’t wait to see this little one’s precious face!