"A smile starts on the lips,
a grin spreads to the eyes,
a chuckle comes from the belly;
but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul,
overflows, and bubbles all around" — Carolyn Birmingham
There were no shortage of laughs and good times at this lifestyle maternity session. In my line of work, it's not rare to see a couple in love and happy about their pregnancy. It IS rare to see a couple so absolutely smitten with one another, a gentle caress, a loving look, genuine smiles and love radiating in everything they do for one another. This kind of love is a great one and one that was an absolute joy to capture.
I'm a huge animal love and adore nothing more when furry babies are included in sessions. Bogey was awesome, and did steal a portion of the session with his cuteness. He's going to make a great protector to his baby brother soon.
I cannot wait to meet your little man!! There is no doubt that he'll be surrounded with love, devotion and two amazing parents (and a big brother). :)
This blog session has been featured on Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Magazine, seen here.
Interview with Sasha:
Blmommy: Due Date?
Sasha: August 17th, 2015
Blmommy: How did you find out your were expecting?
Sasha: We planned a trip with friends to Mexico, made sure to take a pregnancy test prior as to allow us to party hard on vacation, test was negative. The entire vacation I was super sick, nauseous, etc “Montezuma’s Revenge” thinking it was the water in Mexico. Upon our return, alas I was actually pregnant!
Blmommy: How did you tell the father?
Sasha: The father of the baby was with me when I took the pregnancy test upon our arrival from vacation.
Blmommy: Did you find out the gender of your baby?
Sash: Yes, we had both of our families out to dinner and did a cake filling color reveal!
Blmommy: Is there a name picked out yet?
Sasha: Yes, his name is Miles Moe! Middle name will be decided upon once he is born.
Blmommy: How has pregnancy changed you as a woman?
Sasha: As we are expecting, we purchased a home in the suburbs moving from the city to be closer to my family. It has been a complete change of pace and attitude to which I was anxious about as my husband and I are “city people” but now I absolutely love being even more family oriented as we expect baby Miles!
Blmommy: What advice do you wish you had known before getting pregnant?
Sasha: Throughout my pregnancy, I have had many friends pregnant and have their babies, all of which have given me tips and advise and stories of gross and non gross situations. I feel like I have been getting prepared all along!
Blmommy: What are your 3 must have pregnancy items?
Sash: Watermelon (every week), My husband and our dog who have been so supportive, maternity pants!
Blmommy: What is one thing you find beautiful about being pregnant?
Sasha: Feeling the baby move inside my belly. It makes me feel that I am the one who is giving him strength to kick me which makes me confident that my husband and I will be great at giving him strength to grow up to be a strong little boy!
Blmommy:What would you tell someone who just found out they were pregnant?
Sasha: would tell them to expect the unexpected and roll with the punches because everyone’s pregnancy is different despite the stories friends share amongst each other. Being flexible with situations while pregnant will prepare you to be very flexible once the baby arrives because then its all about just doing what needs to be done!
What are your beauty must haves while pregnant? Cocoa butter to avoid stretch marks, regular lotion for the rest of your body because as you stretch and hands and feet swell, the skin doesn’t accommodate as you may anticipate!
Blmommy: Words about your photographer?
Sasha: Alina Renert was wonderful! She was able to get a great sense of my husband, myself and our puppy and tailor our photo session to us at our home! We wanted to depict the love our family shares and our new home and Alina did just that! We are very pleased with the outcome of the photos and look forward to having our new born session!
Chicago, IL - Maternity Lifestyle Photography
Looking for a maternity photographer in the Chicago area? I'd love to work with you! I am based out of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago in Buffalo Grove,IL. I offer a fun, unique maternity session in the surrounding areas not limited to: Wheeling IL, Deerfield IL, Northbrook IL, Vernon Hills IL, Mount Prospect IL, Mundelein IL, Lincolnshire IL, Libertyville IL, Glenview IL, Des Plaines IL and surrounding Chicago suburbs.
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