Maternity–part deux (but technically part 1)

Nothing makes me appreciate how my clients feel more than having to step in front of the lens myself. I suddenly become very self-conscious, have no idea what to do with hands (or arms, or feet, or anything!), and I forget how to smile naturally. Is this how all of you feel? Do I help to alleviate that feeling when I photograph you? (My goal is to make you feel comfortable and provide good direction, so please let me know if I don’t!).

Jake and I decided to take some real maternity pics (as opposed to the quick snapshots on my old blog), so here you go. Me at 7 months pregnant as photographed by Jake. I’m laughing self-consciously to myself as I post these, but figured I can’t plaster all of you lovelies all over my blog, if I’m not willing to plaster myself, right?




Nice…real nice



Here’s a few plays from the studio. We tried some sillouhettes. I like the one of me okay, but the one with both of us looks a little funny to me…


Apologies for these (though they make me laugh). I just couldn’t resist taking a shot of my stomach from MY point of view. Some people have told me I’m not very big, but I feel huge! Can you see why now? I can barely see my feet! The second shot I’m bending forward.


  1. lanni

    February 9th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    what a babe!

  2. Esther Parsons

    February 9th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Meredith! You are like the cutest pregnant person I know!!! Wow! Love all your maternity pictures. 🙂

  3. Katie

    February 10th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I wish that I could look like you when I am pregnant…but I don’t! They turned out really cute!

  4. Angie Brown

    February 10th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Wow, congratulations on your pregnancy! I hope all goes well for you! Preston and I still love our pictures by the way. I always recommend you to people I know who are getting married! I think you’re a great photographer … and I’m sure you’ll be a great mommy too 🙂

  5. Aly

    February 11th, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Okay, Jeff and I are laughing so hard over the one from your viewpoint… with the tiny little feet! Awesome! I love the silhouette too. You are a beautiful woman.

  6. Nat

    February 15th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    You’re so cute!

  7. Carissa

    February 16th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Not only are you the cutest pregnant lady ever…but that outfit is so chic and ADORABLE! I want it;)

  8. kara

    February 17th, 2009 at 2:40 am

    You look amazing! I cant wait to meet the little bambina!

  9. Kayti

    February 18th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    girl, you look bangin. i know i have said it before and i will say it again – you have no idea how beautiful you are.

  10. Carin

    February 20th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    beautiful!!!!!! congratulations!!!!!
    i love the sillouette!!!!!

  11. Emily Williams

    February 21st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Meredith, you are an absolute betty.
    i just got a new camera and i had a little nudge to google you tonight (so glad I did). Now I plan to spend the next several minutes catching up on your life and ogling your beautiful work. Congratulations on the pregnancy! Can’t wait to (blog)meet your little one.

  12. Saedi

    March 2nd, 2009 at 10:25 am

    You are the cutest pregnant woman!!! I love these pictures so much. And yes, we all feel that way when you take our pictures, but thankfully you do ease the discomfort a lot!

  13. Gina

    April 4th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I love all these shots! SO GREAT! The silhouette and point of view shots are so unique! What a creative gal you are!

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