Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sneak Peak

On Saturday afternoon my wonderful friend Sadie took us out for a photo shoot to document this important time in our lives.  While I am not particularly fond of pictures of me as of lately, I knew I would regret not having these photographs.  Now seeing a few of the final products, I am so happy we did this!  They are beautiful!
We have just a few in hand, and I cannot wait to see the rest.  It bums me out a bit to think of how few pictures I have of our pregnancy.  I only trust talented photographers to snap my photo these days, so it is just these and the ones Whitney took when we found out it's a girl.  It's truly not even the lack of photos that makes me sad, but my decreased self-esteem.  It is no secret I have struggled in the past.  I feel that by now I should be past it.  Not only am I leading an organization that teaches girls self-esteem and healthy lifestyles, but I am going to have my own little girl that I hope to instill these valuable lessons in.  So yes, my thighs are a little chubbier, my arms a bit bigger, and my boobs are definitely way too huge!  But I really wish I could see the miracle through this bit of extra weight.  I want to value my body for the life it is growing inside of me and for the hard work it has been through in the last 9 months.  So no more fearing what the camera will reveal. 
Since Sadie was coming down to do the photos, I asked her to meet me at the house so we could also get a few great snapshots of the nursery.  I can't wait to show more, but here's just a little taste:
Sadie is so wonderfully talented and has recently launched her photography business.  I would highly recommend her if you are looking for someone to do your family portraits or senior pictures, or just about anything!  She is also a super talented painter.  When we returned from Africa we commissioned her to do a piece for us to commemorate our experience.  You can see it here.  

Can't wait to see more!

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