Our Laidback + Outdoor Maternity Session

We are not fancy folks. Or at least… my husband gladly admits he isn’t! ;)

So we kept our maternity session simple and cozy with outfits we would typically wear and shot them in a place that is most comforting to us (Benjamin’s childhood home/property). I was a little over 26 weeks pregnant at our session, and I am so glad we did them at that point in my pregnancy. I was showing plenty but still comfortable enough to do just about anything pose-wise. Most of the time, I recommend that my pregnant couples wait until much later in their pregnancy, but this taught me that earlier on works just fine too if you are really showing like I was at that point!

My very good friend, Stephanie, of Stephanie Anne Photography, squeezed us in during our trip home for Thanksgiving (right before my surprise baby shower!) and I am SO glad it worked out! Thanks, girl! You are the bestest!

We incorporated a few things that are special to us like our pup, our marriage stone (the spot where we said “I do” in 2012), a quilt we used during our engagement photos, and a little pair of cute shoes we used in our gender reveal photo. It was also extremely cold that afternoon (hence the blanket!), but luckily for me I had/have my own little radiator inside my belly. ;)

In case you are interested, my two tops and maternity jeans are from Motherhood Maternity and my husband’s tops are from good ol’ Amazon. I am not an affiliate of Motherhood Maternity. I just highly recommend their maternity clothing. Everything I’ve purchased from them has been really nice and quite affordable!

Here are our favorites from our outdoor Michigan maternity session!

I think this one above is my absolute fave….. but ask me again tomorrow and I will change my mind! Our other favorites are below in a slideshow.

That is a quick snapshot of our session! I have several more favorites, but I won’t overshare! ;)

Thanks again, Steph! You made me feel beautiful at time when it’s hard to feel fabulous!

We have already printed a few of these on metal and now have them hanging in our home. Can’t wait to add some newborn photos soon! Eek!