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Looking Back on My Pregnancy

Hi Guys! It’s been a minute since I’ve written a blog post and a lot has happened so before I jump back into all things fashion and lifestyle, I wanted to take a quick look back on the past 9 (+ a few) months and share my maternity photos taken by Ann of Ann & Kam Photography. Ann & her husband Kam photographed our wedding and it was so wonderful to have the opportunity to work with Ann again. She is such a talented photographer who has an incredible gift for capturing so much more than a photo – she captures raw emotions, feelings, connections and relationships. When she’s not photographing weddings, Ann offers a fresh take on portrait photography with an experience that empowers you to look and feel your best while capturing a special moment in time, which is exactly what she did for me with these maternity photos.

Looking back on my pregnancy, I am so thankful and feel so blessed that physically, I felt great and had a very healthy pregnancy, however, I struggled a lot mentally. I had so much anxiety about everything and it took a long time for me to let go of control and trust gods plan. I also felt so guilty about the time I was spending worrying and feeling anxious because I really wanted to be able to look back and only remember all the amazing, beautiful moments of pregnancy like hearing his heartbeat, feeling his first kicks, finding out his gender and seeing how much he grew between each ultrasound.

I had never really considered taking maternity photos until one day when I was catching up with Ann. She told me how wonderful it is to have something to look back on even if it brings back memories of swollen ankles, back aches and the worries that come with welcoming a new baby into the world because you will see the experience so differently once you have that baby in your arms. She also shared how special it is to be able to show your little one what you looked like when they were in your tummy – that sold me. I booked my portrait session with Ann and had these photos taken about a week and a half before max as born!  The session included hair and makeup so I got to get all dolled up for the first time in a long time and Ann made me feel so comfortable and relaxed while she took photos of my bump (aka Max!). I actually felt like myself for the first time in a long time which I never thought would be possible at 9 months pregnant!

Now that Max is here, I love that I can look back on these photos and re-live my pregnancy and all the excited, joyful, happy and nervous emotions I was feeling through a whole new lens. It’s so amazing to see how far we’ve come and how much I’ve changed and learned in such a short period of time. Most of all, I can’t wait to share these pictures with Max when he’s a little older and can understand that’s him in my belly!

If you’re looking to capture a moment in time, a precious relationship, a major milestone or special connection with a loved one, I highly recommend working with Ann! Her sessions are so much more than your traditional portrait session, it’s a completely customized experience that empowers you and helps you feel your absolute best. We just saw Ann again a few weeks ago for a family portrait session with Max and I can’t wait to share those images with you all soon!! For more information and to get in touch with Ann head to annkam.com/portraits

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A few days of fun in the sun! ☀️ Now we’re off to meet our sweet niece before heading home to the holiday madness. 💕
Working on holiday gift guides and an exciting blog update! I can’t wait to share everything I’ve been working on with you guys soon! 🤗 
Also, I finally got my hands on this cozy sweater set and am obsessed! So perfect for the winter temps heading our way this week! 
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Sweater dresses and sneakers on repeat until further notice. Definitely the comfiest bump combo for fall. #bumpstyle #maternityfashion 
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My daily make up routine! You can find everything I use at Sephora and it’s all currently 15% off for VIB members and 20% off for Rogue members! Everything is linked in @shop.ltk 
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Oversized sweaters and my fave leggings will be my go to as baby girl grows this winter. Just found this incredibly soft and cozy sweater and lots of others @aerie that are all currently on sale! 
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The fall cocktail hour edit 🍸
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Bumpin’ with my girl ❤️ Can’t believe I’m already 25 weeks! We’re so excited to meet this little peanut. 
Shop my striped sweater and lots of other similar styles in @shop.ltk 
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Last nights date night look ft. fall hair and the comfiest bump friendly dress. 
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Oldies but goodies. My pullover and flats are favorites from last year and they’re back in my rotation and back in stock again this Fall. 🍂🍁 
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Starting the week with a full ❤️ after a fun filled fall weekend with my boys. 🥰 
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TGIF!! 😅 The daily struggle of thinking “Today’s the day I’ll sit down and relax during nap time.“ 🙃 Consider this your reminder to take a minute for yourself this weekend! ❤️
Outfit linked in the @shop.ltk app
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One of my favorite sweaters is part of the @amazon prime day early access sale! It’s super cozy, great quality and comes in a bunch of other cute colors that I’ve already added to my cart! 🛒🛍️ Happy shopping! 
Sharing more of my picks in the @shop.ltk app! 
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Calling all color lovers! 🌈 This fun, scalloped collar dress is part of the @target fall designer collection with @kikavargas_ and under $45! 🤗
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Three ways to wear this bump friendly sweater dress this fall - weekend, work & date night. Which way would you wear it most? 
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A visit to the pumpkin patch and our porch is looking a lot more colorful & a little spookier 🍁🎃 Happy October! 
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Layering season is here 🤗 Today’s outfit for our first chilly fall day! 
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Drink if you dare 🍸☠️ My bar cart is ready for spooky season! 
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