Wardrobe Wednesday: Prenatal Photoshoot + a treat for you!

First up, the winner for last Friday’s NOVICA giveaway is:

LIN!

Check your email because you’ve got a $50 shopping spree heading your way! : )

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So…I didn’t post yesterday.

Did you notice?

Were you convinced I was in labor?

No such luck, folks.

These girlies are just a little too comfy, it would seem.

Of course, I have to keep reminding myself that, while I’m technically past full-term for twins, I’m still a full two weeks away from the official 40 mark, and the longer they stay in my belly, the more it’s gonna hurt when they come out the healthier they’ll be.

Oh, and speaking of the twins, I mentioned several times last week that we had the chance to shoot some fun pics of the belly, so today, for Wardrobe Wednesday, I thought I’d share my faves.

The thing is, though…I had a lot of faves.

So, if you want to skim, feel free.

Just make sure you get all the way to the bottom because there’s a fun opportunity for you to win something our lovely photographer, Kelly McDowell, and I don’t want you to miss out on!

Ooooookay, here we go!

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Remember the Twice the Love onesies I showed you?

Yup, they made it in the pictures after all!

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We shot everything at an old railway station downtown, which, as you can see, is chockfull of awesome chippy brick facades to pose against. It was cuh-razy bright and hot out, but we stuck to the shade and managed not to roast (or squint) too much!

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It was also a bit on the breezy side (read: wild gusts of wind, and then brief moments of calm), so my bangs were a bit—ahem—problematic at times. This is Shaun’s attempt to help.

Really, thanks, baby.

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It took some work to get my leg hiked up over the chair like that, but it looks super-natural once there, no?

DSC_1437-002 DSC_1403 DSC_1405 The one above is probably my favorite from the entire shoot because it’s how that sweet man makes me feel all. the. time.

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In case you’re wondering, that chair was not just sitting around the abandoned lot. It’s a $10 steal from a high school garage sale that I (very inexpertly) recovered a few years back.

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Kelly told me to be sassy. This is what I came up with. Eh. It’s not my forte.

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I guess you can see what we were trying to do here, but I can’ help but think it makes us look like some sort of multiple-armed Hindu god/idol.

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It’s a good thing I wasn’t looking at him because that expression on his face makes me go a little weak in the knees.

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This one is up there near the top for me too.

So blessed to get to have that man as the father of all my children.

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So…do you feel sufficiently picture-deluged?

Sorry. (not really)

I’ve never gotten to do a real photoshoot before, and I might have gotten a tad carried way.

A HUGE thanks to the awesome Kelly McDowell for such a fun, relaxed shoot.

She was so flexible and willing to roll with any ideas that we had and didn’t seem to mind our goofiness one bit!

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So, I mentioned that you guys would have the opportunity to benefit from Kelly’s skills.

And here’s how it’ll work:

1. FOR LOCALS ONLY: Kelly’s offering 1 FREE portrait sitting + 1 8X10 print of your choice from the shoot.

…if you want to get in touch, you can shoot Kelly an email @ kelly_mcdowell{at}ymail{dot}com

2. For everybody else: You can win the chance to send a favorite image—family pic, random snapshot, your dog napping…whatever—to Kelly, and she’ll do a free image upgrade using one of the following 4 options:

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ORIGINAL

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Option 1: B+W

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Option 2: Clarify

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Option 3: Lovely

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Option 4: Lux

Then, I will print and frame it for you (up to an 8X10) and send it to you FREE!

Suh-weet, right??

So, be thinking of what pic you’d like to make just a little more magical and then enter away below using the easy Rafflecopter form!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Oh, and if you like what you saw in the shoot but aren’t interested in the giveaway, would you do me and Kelly the favor of liking her page just the same?

Two tiny clicks = an immediate upgrade in your awesomeness factor (which, let’s face it, was already waaay high : )).

Y’all rock!

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