In October I travelled back to Tucson Arizona and I met this beautiful family! Their story is beautiful and I am so honored to have been able to document this special time in their life!
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Sweet Cyrus is a big brother now, but in August we had a little fun at the lake before his little brother joined their family! There is something so magical about maternity sessions. There is seriously nothing I love more than an expecting mother. Those last few weeks of waiting and anticipation can be extremely magical.
There is *almost* nothing more beautiful than documenting your last few weeks before a new little one joins your family. I had really been looking forward to this maternity session with the Roman Family. Kathryn runs an extremely successful business here in Denver Colorado and is an amazing resource for so many families here in the metro area! I was so honored when she contacted me to document her maternity session and her birth. We are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of their newest family member here in few days. We all know these last few days can be hard, could you leave this family a few encouraging words in the comments.
One night Lily and Craig were at our house, it was about 7pm and she could barely keep her eyes open. I flat out told her she was pregnant. She didn't believe me at all, but first thing the next day I got a text from her with a positive pregnancy test! Not only are they expecting their little one next February, but this is their "Rainbow Baby" !! A rainbow baby is a baby that is following a miscarriage, or loss. I am so excited to not only help announce their pregnancy but I am thrilled that they want me to photograph their birth also! Congratulations you two! I am so excited for this journey you are on!!
When Monet and I were discussing my vision for her maternity session, the one thing I wanted her to do was get in the water. She had ZERO issues with that and even spent a week looking for the perfect dress to fit my vision. Being in Denver had given me so many new options and ideas for my maternity, motherhood and family sessions. Being in the water is definitely something I have been longing to do for quite some time. We ended up going to a small reservoir in Aurora and found a spot that we almost completely secluded. I am so excited to be offering these Maternity Sessions until the middle of September and I will be offering them again in the spring once it warms up enough to go back out.
Sweet little Lucy wasn't too sure about the water, but as long as Mama was holding her she was all giggles and smiles.
Monet said being in the water was extremely calming and relaxing for her, especially on the waters edge where the water was the warmest.
About a week before out session Monet had her belly adorned with Henna.
This sweet family is welcoming their new little one to their family in the few weeks. They are having their birth documented by another amazing photographer here in Denver and I am so excited to see their birth story.
If you are interested in booking your maternity session or birth story, please send me an email. I would be honored to speak with you about my services
Because of the difference in images in the adorable family's gallery they are getting two blogs. Monet is an amazing birth photographer here in Denver and I was a tiny bit (a lot-a-bit) nervous to have her and her family in front of my camera. They couldn't have been more natural though and they made my job so easy. I really love maternity photography, more so than any other type of photography. There is something so beautiful with a mom going through this beautiful transition into a mother, even if it's for the 2nd, 3rd or 4th time. Pregnancy is such a personally life changing time and no pregnancy is the same. I really believe that every mom should have this chapter documented with every child.
There is seriously nothing more beautiful than seeing your family expand.
I truly love to fill my photos with light and love.
There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.
– Pamela S. Nadav
I love this quote so much. You can see the sweetness just radiating from this family. I can't wait to share the rest of their maternity session with the world!
If you would like to book your own maternity session send me an email at Hello@photoartbyjessica.com
I absolutely adore Mommy and Me sessions. I love seeing mothers connect with their little ones. I book these motherhood sessions all year long in the Denver Metro Area.
Back in February I was able to take part in a beautiful Maternity Shoot out in Louisville CO. I had never participated in a session quite like this before. I am so glad I was able to go because it was such an awesome learning experience! There were so many beautiful families and mama's. This mama had her sweet baby Thomas in March.
Did you know that all of my Birth Story Collections include a full maternity session? I am now booking births for fall 2016 in the Denver Metro Area! I would love to speak with you!
This mama is one of the strongest humans I know. Her sweet son is battling Langerhans cell histiocytosis She recently found out that she is expecting baby number THREE and although timing isn't perfect (is it ever) this baby is so loved already. I was able to document the birth of their sweet Norah last year and this mama and I became amazing friends.
I would be honored to tell your pregnancy story. If you are currently expecting please contact me so we can chat.
Kathryn was such a trooper. She was my last model during our Maternity Shoot Out in February. The sun was setting and it was definitely getting a little bit chilly out. We even had the opportunity to use a smoke bomb. The more I shoot maternity the more I fall in love with it. I can't even put it into words how much I love photographing mothers. I am currently booking births and maternity sessions for 2016. I would be honored to speak with you about photographing your beautiful story!
A few weeks ago I was so excited to join several other photographers for a 'Maternity Shoot Out' We had several gorgeous pregnant mamas, and some families there for us to photograph. Each photographer styled their own maternity sessions and we all had about 30 minutes with each beautiful mama/family. I have never participated in maternity session like this before and to say it was a BLAST would have been an understatement. I had the opportunity to do a lot of experimenting with these fabulous ladies and I am thrilled with the results. Here is one of my sessions from that day.. the BEAUTIFUL Jamie who is a fabulous Denver photographer and you can check out her stunning work right HERE
I have known Ian for many years. When he told me that he and his girlfriend Katie were expecting, I couldn't be more thrilled. Ian and Katie found out when she was around 18 weeks and little did they know that they would be meeting little Theo just a few short weeks after finding out. Theo is considered a Micro Preemie - Born before 26 weeks or weighing less than 1lb 12oz, Theo fit both of those criteria. He was born at 24 weeks 4 days and weighed 1lb 10oz.
I was able to visit Theo in the NICU with Ian when he was 2 days old. Let me tell you.. it takes a special kind of person to be a NICU nurse. I was in awe of everything that was going on around me. I spent about an hour with Ian and Theo before we headed out to visit Katie who was recovering from her emergency C-Section. I am so honored that they let me into their very personal space during this crazy emotional time.
Theodore James was born at 24 Weeks 4 days weighing 1lb 10oz. Today he is 50 days old and weighs 2lbs 14oz. From all of the updates I have been getting he is such a strong little fighter. I can't wait to visit him again when I am back in Tucson in March.
Photo: Art by Jessica offers free NICU sessions for those families currently in the NICU that would like this time in their lives to be documents. Please email me for more details.
My Cousin Bethany and I have always had this special unspoken bond. No matter how far apart we are or how long we go without talking, when we finally get together (which unfortunately isn't often enough), she is like my best friend. I was really honored to be able to photograph her and her husband Mark in anticipation of the arrival of my sweet new cousin Skylar. This was probably the most nerve wracking session I have ever had, not only did these images need to be perfect for her because she is family, but we were very limited on time and when we fist started out it was so cloudy out. I was so excited when the sun started to set and started peeking out from under the clouds. I am so excited for Skylar to make her arrival any day/week now and I can't wait for baby snuggles when I make a trip to Arizona in March.
I am currently booking Maternity sessions in the Denver Metro area. I would be honored to photograph this amazing time for you and your family.
So I have had the honor of photographing this adorable family for 3 years. I hope I get to photograph them for many more! They have grown right along with me and they are expecting their 3rd little one early next year!! We had a beautiful session at Gates Pass in Tucson. The weather was still a bit warm but they were troopers as I made them hike all over. I cannot lie, these guys are seriously the silliest family I have ever photographed. Their sessions are always full of laughs and tickle fights. I can't wait to hang out with you guys again when I am back in Tucson for my spring sessions!!
Wow! It feels like forever since I have blogged! I have had so many sessions recently I need to get caught up so I don't get too behind and just give up!!! Here is a beautiful maternity session with Jon and Jessie. I have been so lucky to document so many of their life events! I had the honor to document their engagement session, their wedding and we've had a couple other sessions here and there. WELL NOW THEY ARE HAVING A BABY!!! I am so excited for their little guy to join the world! Fingers crossed everything falls into place so I can sneak in one last birth story before we move to Denver.
Jessie and Jon have always been troopers with me. I am so honored that they have always trusted my artistic eye! Congratulations you two!! You are going to be amazing parents!!!!