Sunday, July 10, 2011

DIY Maternity Pictures

I can honestly and truthfully say that I am not completely comfortable in my pregnancy skin, not that I was ever completely comfortable in my regular skin either. But especially as we get down to the wire here, I'm feeling huge and that's definitely not helping with the comfort level.

Because of this, I'm not usually and am not really now, particularly fond of having my picture taken.

BUT I did want at least a few pictures to commemorate this experience - my time with Owen. HOWEVER I was not willing to spend a large sum of money, for pictures that I would inevitably not like. AND I can't imagine doing maternity pictures with the first child and not the [potential] others, so dropping that kind of cash for every.single.pregnancy is also just not an option.

So what's a girl to do?

Well this girl just happens to have a pretty decent DSLR camera and a husband with a little bit of skill when it comes to photography, which he continues to improve [by leaps and bounds] daily. And so came about the inspiration for DIY maternity photos! Free of cost to us and totally up to my discretion :o)

This past weekend we went out to a local park and snapped some pictures...

I don't usually like to "toot my own horn" lol but not too shabby for a couple of amateurs.

I still have to play around with the editing a little more - my photoshop skills are also improving by the day, at least I like to think and hope that they are - but these are a few of my "faves" (or at least the ones I was comfortable enough with to share) with some basic and quick edits.

I can honestly say, that I am glad to have them - they will be a nice memento for Owen's scrapbook and something for us to admire together in the future. I also look forward to sharing them at my upcoming showers.


Faith said...

wow, i think they came out great! they don't look amateur at all!

i love the last picture of you ... you def. have that pregnancy glow! :)

Katrina said...

Aw thanks Faith - I am glad to hear you say it looks like my pregnancy glow, because sadly that's actually my 'I'm going to smack you' look directed at my husband lol because he was messing around a little too much :o)

Girl of The Grove said...

These pictures are great! : )

Maria said...

gorgeous shots! you look great and i love your baby bump!!
that first one with the waterfall in the background is beautiful!

Becky said...

I love the first and last ones so much! Your hubby did an awesome job!

dave and jenn said...

They turned out beautiful! I would have done the same thing if Dave was talented with a camera at all (he's not). :) Great work.