So if you have read any of my narration under my "Maternity" section of this website, you will see how important I feel it is for mommy to capture her beautiful growing belly sometime in her pregnancy, and in my opinion later is better than sooner!
With that being said, this mommy was NOT a fan about me making her wait from Thanksgiving time until Christmas time so that her belly wasn't just looking like an after Turkey bloat.
Do you blame me?
Now a little back ground on this beautiful growing family. Daddy-to-be is living across the US coaching a college basketball team. While the glowing mommy-to-be spends hours a day chasing after 10 plus 3-4 year olds, while she teaches a preschool (in which my son attends.. bless her heart). So we had a VERY small window to do this shoot. Daddy was only coming home for THREE days during the holiday break. And of course, as normal Lassen County weather has it, it was storming all week, INCLUDING the day of our shoot.
Mommy & Daddy wanted some snow though, but of course white out conditions would enable my lens to capture anything outside of white speckles everywhere.
We were getting nervous as our start time neared and it was literally a blizzard outside. But it made things easier, because if it was to stop some, just for 45-60 minutes, we wouldn't have to drive to the mountains to shoot this. It was a miracle when the clouds dried up, the sun peaked behind the coulds, and a mountain right behind our houses held thee perfect scenery for this beautiful maternity shoot.
Dad stepped out of the car with jokes (hence this blog's title). Told me he is more of a performer than one to be serious and pose. And as mom describes it, that's what their relationship, and family, are all about. Humor, Laughter, Smiles, and LOTS of LOVE.
The boys were troopers too. They were always a constant helping hand. As a photographer you need a million hands, for props, for ideas, for anything. And it is so sweet to have two young gentleman totally willing to help me out when need be. OH and when they looked at their mom... when they placed their not so small hands on their mommy's growing belly... you not only could see mom gleam with pride and joy over her three boys, but that pride & joy was radiating off of her growing babies as well.
So here it is, for all the family near AND far, cause I know not only daddy but ALL of daddy's family is not so close. I hope you enjoy this growing family as much as I did for our shoot!!! I cannot wait to meet this little gentleman!