This Lacey Maternity Session was what visions and dreams were made of! I am so excited to share some of my favorite portraits from her session that took place. Mama looked absolutely stunning in the gowns that she chose from my gown collection that my clients have exclusive access to. We even managed to have a third outfit option for her portrait experience! The sun trickling through the tree line created the perfect glow for her spring maternity session. The way her husband looked at her throughout their session absolutely melted my heart! I am so happy that I was able to capture these moments for her to cherish to remember time and time again.
It was such an honor getting to meet and be a part of Jiamyiah's maternity portrait session to capture this special time in her life! She was the perfect mom to be to be featured as January's Mom of the Month for Stephanie Ratto Photography! I love being able to serve those in the JBLM area for their maternity portrait needs. We had so much fun when she came to try on gowns from my gown collection exclusively offered to my clients. She couldn't have chosen 2 better gowns for her. These gowns were absolutely just MEANT to be worn by her for her maternity portraits! What a way to start the new year!
Jiamyiah and Kendall met back in high school and after 2 years of being married, their journey has brought them to JBLM. You can definitely tell that these two were high school sweethearts. I loved their connection in their portraits and seeing their playful interaction with each other. Jiamyiah's love for her husband has led them to name their son Kendall Gilmore II.
After trying for over a year and seeking help from fertility doctors and hormone treatments, she was finally pregnant! This little boy is their first baby and they can't wait to bring him into this world.
Physically Jiamyiah has not had any problems with her pregnancy but explained that it is mentally draining. She never imagined how your hormones could effect your relationship the way that it does. Her mental health would have deteriorated if she didn’t have such an amazing support system between her family, friends and husband.
I asked Jiamyiah what her thoughts were on the "big day"! She is so excited to have baby boy here, but so terrified to bring him home. Aren't we all as first time mom's? She jokes...
She plans to have an all natural water birth if possible. She also plans to encapsulate her placenta and take the pills to help with postpartum. It's so awesome!
I ask my mommy to be's what they register for! It is always so fun to see what everyone's must-haves are! She registered for a variety of baby goods, from clothes to washing tools, toys, teething and breastfeeding products. She is most excited about her Graco 4ever in 1 car seat and baby wraps! She chose to register at Baby’s R Us and Amazon.
Thank you Jiamyiah for sharing your pregnancy journey! Thank you for being Stephanie Ratto Photography's Featured Mom of the Month for January 2018 and lastly thank you for choosing me as your photographer to capture this incredible time in your life.
It was so much fun having Andrea as Stephanie Ratto Photography's Featured Mom of the Month for December. We enjoyed her portrait session at Owens Beach and did some spur of the moment maternity portraits back in November when it snowed! That is one of the many perks of being a Mom of the Month for Stephanie Ratto Photography! You are one of the first to be called when I have specific visions for portraits. Her maternity portrait gallery couldn't have been more perfect with lots of variety! She is absolutely stunning and I can't wait to deliver her fine art canvas that she ordered!
My goal with the Mom of the Month portrait session is to get moms connected! Without further ado, meet Stephanie Ratto Photography's Featured Mom of the Month for December, Andrea!
Andrea is originally from Florida and moved here with her husband Anthony who is in the United States Army. They tried for a baby for over a year and a half and ended up seeking help from an fertility clinic. After four rounds of treatment, she is due with her first child, a baby boy, this upcoming February 2018!
Infertility is more common than you would believe. I appreciate Andrea sharing her story. Pregnancy so far has not been easy, but she knows it could have been so much worse! She did however suffer from awful morning sickness and lost almost 20 pounds.
I asked Andrea how pregnancy has been emotionally for her and how has she embraced the changes that her body has gone through.
Andrea is very excited for their little boy. Their whole family dynamic is going to change and she can't wait to figure it all out with her husband Anthony right there with her.
Thank you Andrea for sharing your story and thank you for allowing me to capture this amazing time in your life.
I have had so many inquiries regarding Christmas Mini's that I decided to extend my Christmas Mini Event Special! I love this holiday season and am so excited to announce my Christmas Special for your families portraits for this Holiday season!
I will follow you around a gorgeous tree farm while your family is on the hunt for this years Christmas Tree. These will make the perfect Christmas Cards to send out to your friends and family.
For $185 you will receive a mini session, 4 high resolution digitals, a gallery of 6-8 fully edited portraits to choose from, and a fresh cut Douglas or Grand Fir Tree (ANY SIZE!!!!) or a fresh hand made wreath from S&S Evergreen Tree Farm.
Inquire for times and dates. There will be limited spots!
Don't miss out on this opportunity! This is over $150 in savings!
Below is the Henderson Family. This is their Christmas Tree Hunt.
Stop by S&S Evergreen Tree Farm for your Christmas Tree this Holiday Season!