Friday, 29 December 2017

Mother Nature Maternity Shoot


Oh Hai!

I'm writing this post at 39 weeks pregnant, sat in giant pants and old t-shirt and bouncing on a birthing ball. I bet even Beyonce wasn't as glamorous as this when she was 'in the family way', eh?


I have been wanting to share these photos for a few months now but haven't really known where or when would be best. 

Since I'm fast approaching the end of my pregnancy journey, I decided now would be perfect. 


Back in Autumn I asked Linda Blacker if I could hire her amazing photography services to create a maternity shoot with a difference. I'd spent a lot of time trawling through pinterest and seeing beautiful women in fields with golden light, gorgeous silhouettes in black and white and men with their hands protectively holding bumps with care. I love all of these but I really wanted something a bit more magical. 


If there's one woman who can do magical photoshoots, it's Linda Blacker. If you click here, you can see more of her amazing work. Go to her with half an idea and she'll make you something dazzling I promise. 

So, we decided on a Mother Nature theme. 

Mother Nature is amazing. She is powerful, she brings life, she nurtures it, she loves it. I wanted something that really bought out the power that pregnancy brings. We focus a lot on love and gentle tenderness but there's a lot more to making a baby. Your body is going absolutely crazy building, designing, growing - that's very powerful in my book. 

I wanted to include Darcy in the shoot for obvious reasons. My two babies. One daughter waiting for the other. Mother Nature's little fairy, patiently standing by her side. 




The shoot was held at my house, in my garden with smoke bomb magic added after Darcy, bump and I were far away! 


It was really special to do something a bit different and have these magical images of the three of us to cherish. Do you like them?

Toodlepip!

xx

36 comments:

  1. So sweet! ��

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  2. Louise these photos are absolutely stunning! You look incredible, and I totally love the concept and thought that has gone into these!! Darcy looks so incredibly cute and the photo of the two of you together is so precious! How lovely will it be for Baby Pearl to look back at her gorgeous Mummy and Sister when she’s older?! Wishing you all the luck and happiness for a safe and positive home birth! Sending you so much love, Niamh xxxx. (cheeky plug I know, but I have a review over on my little blog of Wilde Like Me, and it would mean the world if you checked it out! noodlesdoodlesweb.wordpress.com I’m super excited for no.2!!!) xxxxx

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  3. Oh, Louise! These photographs are simply stunning, Linda is truly amazing! Wishing you, Liam and Darcy all the best and a safe arrival for your precious Pearl x

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  4. These are absolutely beautiful Louise! And so individual! You look stunning as does Darcy, something to always treasure. Best wishes for you and Pearl when she gets here!

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  5. Aww these are so cute! I really liked how you included Darcy as a fairy ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

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  6. Gorgeous photos, Louise! It's so sweet that you're making all the effort to include Darcy in your pregnancy experience. Can't wait to see little Pearl - she's going to be so loved xxx

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  7. These photos are amazing. Its such a lovely idea and makes something special even more wonderful.

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  8. Gorgeous photos, such a magical feel <3

    Lauren | Sincerely, Lauren Emily

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  9. omg Louise these pictures are absolutely stunning!!!

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  10. You were definitely made to be pregnant - stunning!!
    I love the idea of these photos, they're not my cup of tea, but I can appreciate the beauty for sure! Good luck in the final stretch before baby Pearl arrives!

    K A T E L A T E L Y || fashion & lifestyle
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  11. I LOVE them - so beautiful and magical, you look like a gorgeous goddess! Your two little girls are so lucky to have such an amazing inspirational, talented and beautiful mummy!!

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  12. This is amazing. (I'm biased though, I'm a total fantasy fanatic). I haven't been on your blog in so long and I just reflex typed in your blog address and was OVERJOYED that you're still updating it!! Love it and you! Can't wait to see baby #2!!

    -Lo @ Into The Light

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  13. These are gorgeous! I love that they're different to the 'usual' maternity shoots, yet they are magical and elegant <3 x

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  14. woow amazing cute blog n lovely pics :D

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  15. This is so gorgeous Louise - I love Darcey as the fairy!

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  16. This shoot is gorgeous! I'm overjoyed for you and your beautiful family.
    Chloe x

    http://www.yourschloe.co.uk/

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  17. These are so beautiful Louise! Lovely and unique idea xxx

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  18. These photos look stunning! x

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  19. The most beautiful pregnancy shoot. These photos will be something you, Darcy and Pearl will treasure forever.

    Steph x
    www.wanderlustpulse.com

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  20. Aw Louise these are beautiful! My best friend is about to have her first baby, and I’m so excited that both her little bundle of joy, and your own will be born at the time time! I’ve been following your journey religiously and you’ve honestly taught me more than school ever did�� It’s so raw and pure and I can’t wait to meet Baby Pearl (albeit virtually!)
    Hope everything goes well!
    ❤️

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  21. I think the smoke overlay is a bit overpowering for the pictures, but they look lovely and you look beautiful!! xx

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  22. Wow, you look gorgeous! Love them all be especially the one with Darcy and her butterfly wings. You are such a love and I can't wait to meet Miss Pearl.

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  23. i really love this idea. You look stunning and so does Darcy!! I'm so happy for you
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  24. So beautiful Louise!! Very unique and fun to see!!

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  25. You look bloody fabulous!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. These pictures are gorgeous! I hope your second birthing experience is better than the last for you��

    -Em xo
    thisisemsworld.com

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  27. Beautiful. You look amazing.
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  28. Louise these are absolutely beautiful! <3 The one of you and Darcy is just precious! It's so lovely that you have incredible photos like this to look back on in the future when your little ones are growing up! <3 xxx
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  29. Louise these are stunning! wishing you and your gorgeous little family all the health and happiness in 2018 xx

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  30. GORGEOUS! Btw, congrats! I didn't know you were pregnant again. Still trying to get back into the blog scene some and battling major pregnancy brain ha!

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  31. OMG Louise these pictures are magical!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  33. Louise you look AMAZING! This is definitely one of the best maternity photoshoots I've ever seen.

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