Saturday, February 20, 2010

Maternity in Full Bloom

One of the perks of working for photographers is that you sometimes get used and abused in that totally delightful, bring-it-on sort of way. Recently, my lovely friends/bosses Rebecca Mudrick and Dena Robles of Darling Art Photography caught me for a maternity photo session, and I'm still completely baffled by what they made of their very awkward model. It was an adventure for all of us, as I was a total geek in front of a camera, and they specialize in baby and child photography, but after poring over the photos about sixty times now, all I can say is...

...their specialty is baby and child photography? You could have fooled me.


Three must really be the magic number. Most of my favorite images came in sets of three.


The texture of this sweater really does it for me in this series. Please excuse the skin if it offends. This may be the only time I show off my biggest organ...


And a few random faves...


Some photos with my hubby. I thought Marcos was a pretty good sport to consent to doing tummy time with me. Who wudda thunk he'd be so gorgeous without even trying? Hubba hubba.


Q: How many people does it now take to pull on Metta's jeans?


Although maternity shots aren't usually the ones people blow up into poster size and center over their mantelpiece, it's priceless for Marcos and me (and someday will be for Giovanna), to have something that records so beautifully this chapter in our lives. Thank you so much Rebecca and Dena for sharing your talent and your artistic gifts. We love you so much!

14 comments:

Kim said...

They're beautiful Metta!

Headle said...

Gorgeous Metta!!! So beautiful and these pictures really seem to capture your beauty on the inside as well as on the outside. What a special time for your family :)

I really do think you will always treasure these breath-taking photos!!! So, so beautiful.

Lauren said...

You have always been a natural in front of the camera. Gorgeous.

Abbie said...

BEAUTIFUL!! SO SO SO BEAUTIFUL!! I am soooo doing this next time. Love it! And love the skin (just cos we're Mormon doesn't mean we can't show some beautiful preggo skin!)

Elizabeth said...

Love them!!

Rebecca said...

Total geek in front of the camera? No way! You were absolutely stunning as is evident in these images.

Can't wait to meet the gorgeous baby inside that gorgeous belly!

xoxo

Angela said...

Oh my goodness! The photos are so amazing. The last one really take the cake.

Had lots of fun Saturday :)

Damaris said...

woah. I never looked that good when I was prego. You're so lucky.

Alicia and Drew said...

Marcos, Nice underwear?!

Kim said...

You and Marcos look so gorgeous in these pictures. I hope I can look that good when I am pregnant. We miss you guys!

Prouses said...

Adorei as fotos. Ficaram realmente lindas! Parabens!

Marie said...

My favorite is of you on the stairs looking upward, smiling. You look beautiful.

jami said...

I think the pictures are beautiful! Rebecca and Dena have captured it perfectly, again!

Wendi said...

I loooove the last photo--so touching! These pictures almost make you want to get pregnant again so you can do a similar photoshoot...almost.

Meta, I don't usually read other people's comments but I noticed on Heather's blog you mentioned seeing "The Business of...". Just thought I might toss in that I went natural with my second, and if I had to do it over again, I would have invested in a doula. My husband was a supportive partner during labor, but by the end he was more than a little overwhelmed as to how to help me through it. Professional help is a must! Good luck!