A sweet pink bundle is on the way
I met Jacoby and her fiance, Jerry, in The Woodlands, TX for an outdoor maternity session. The weather was beyond perfect – it was a partly cloudy afternoon with enough of a breeze to give Jacoby a beautiful windblown look.
This sweet couple is expecting their first child together, a sweet little princess named Leah. She’ll arrive in early April to join her excited parents and big brother, too.
Mama-to-be has great style
Jacoby said she was a little nervous before her photo session, which is crazy because she’s an adorable mama-to-be and her dress, makeup and hair looked amazing! She even rocked a pair of pretty tall shoes, which made me think of my own first pregnancy when I still wore heels every day. These days, it’s mostly cute flats for me as I chase around three crazy little girls.
Her floral dress perfectly complimented her baby bump and I loved how the ruffled top flattered her shoulders. Jacoby’s makeup was totally perfect, too – she has a natural, pregnant mama glow that she highlighted with a soft pink eye shadow and lip gloss.
A hint of green, brown and yellow
When we were trying to settle on a location for this sweet baby bump session, Jacoby liked the look of a park where I shot this beautiful mama last summer. Although it’s one of my favorite spots for maternity photos in The Woodlands area, it’s not super lush and green yet. The last thing I wanted was for Jacoby to be disappointed when her photos didn’t have that deep green backdrop from last summer’s session. Some trees are still a little bare.
What a pleasant surprise to find a gorgeous mix of browns and greens – with hints of yellow flowers in bloom, too! I loved how the soft backdrop really makes the blues and pinks of her dress pop.
Lovely mama in love
There was such a sweet chemistry between Jacoby and her fiance, Jerry. I asked him to share with me how they met and oh, my goodness – the adorable expressions on Jacoby’s face as he told their story! You can tell how in love she is by the look in her eyes and her beautiful smile.
That’s the magic behind maternity photos, honestly. Jacoby and Jerry are just like any other couple expecting a baby – they have a million things on their to-do lists and never enough time to get to everything. But they snuck away together on a Sunday evening to celebrate their sweet girl just weeks before her birth to remember this incredibly special moment of their lives.
Can’t you just imagine how Jacoby will treasure these photos over the next few months and years as she watches Leah grow? On some days, it will simultaneously seem like she was just born and that pregnancy was a lifetime ago. If you’re a mama, you know this feeling – the one you get when you watch your baby learn to crawl while feeling the twinges in your stomach that feel like tiny kicks.
But the real gift is in Leah having these beautiful photos of her mama while she was pregnant. These are the hopeful, dreamy days when Leah and Jerry are anxiously awaiting the moment they’ll meet their daughter – and you can see that hopefulness in Jacoby’s face. Leah will get to see it too! I can’t imagine a sweeter gift from a mama to her daughter!
Thank you so much Kristal. You truly made our photo session much more than just a picture on the wall or in an album. The shoot was a fun, beautiful experience to always remember.