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Meet my friend Ronda.  We had a blast orchestrating her maternity session and even more fun shooting it.  Initially the plan was to sneak her husband in a couple of shots but after going through her proofs I realized he was much more willing than we thought and ended up in quite a few – I love it!

Ronda is one of the greatest people … in fact – everyone should have a little Ronda in their life.  She’s super sweet – UBER talented and just has such a nice energy that makes you want to be around her.  She and her husband Mark have been married for 2 years in May and they are now expecting their first child (many thought a baby wouldn’t happen – but boy did they show them! :))

This little guy will be so extremely loved and I know they are just anxiously awaiting his arrival.  When I look ahead years from now – it will be amazing to realize how much I’ve documented from their lives together.  Ronda & Mark’s wedding was the first/only wedding that I’ve ever shot,  I was able to photograph her time as an expectant mother here & of course I’ll be there for his newborn shoot and who knows how much more.  I can’t wait for it all Ronda!!  Love you both to pieces!

mother to be embraces baby bumpparents to be holding handsmom and dad to be await their litte babydad to be kisses mom's bellymother to be awaits baby's arrival at dock at white rockfirst time parents sharing a moment at white rock lakemother to be embraces belly with her first childmother to be at white rock lake dock at sunsetexcited mother to be at sunset

This last shot just makes me giggle – when I was needing her to loosen up or laugh a bit I had her say “I’m Havin’ A Baby!!!!” and here is the Ronda inspired shot where she screamed that line and followed it with… “they thought it’s wasn’t possible”.

Can’t wait to meet him Ronda!!!

Jenny Watts Photography | Dallas Maternity Photographer

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  • Elizabeth Showers - Jenny!
    I couldn’t have said it better myself –“everyone should have a little Ronda in their life!”
    Great shots! Love, ElizabethReplyCancel

  • Nicki B - So beautiful! That last image and your words really got to me. Love all of them! How exciting for your friend.ReplyCancel

beautiful maternity session lakeside at sunset with mom on dock

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I must start this post by admitting something.  I get freakishly nervous about shooting INDOORS.  I love using 100% natural / available light for my sessions and so every time I have a shoot scheduled at a clients home – my nerves start rumbling.  Most of the times the day of the shoot is the first time I’ve seen the available shooting spaces and therefore I’m not all that familiar with the light to expect in the home.  This was one of those times.  HOWEVER, the minute I opened up the bedroom door I was THRILLED!  The softest most perfect window light was pouring in on this perfect white bed.  I might have squealed with excitement! 🙂  On top of that excitement I had the most eager, prepared, gorgeous and kind mom-to-be to work with.  She knew exactly what she wanted for her maternity session and I hope I exceeded all of her visions.  After shooting in her home we then headed over to a nearby clearing that was so lush from all the recent rain.  She walked her way through some pretty high grass spots just to ‘get the shot’ and for that – I’m ever so grateful! 🙂  Elise – please enjoy and I look forward to sharing some more with you!!

mother to be in natural window light in her own bedroomhusband and wife expecting first child. awaiting arrival in nearby clearing

 

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  • Cara Harrison, Cincinnati Photographer - What gorgeous maternity photography! The light you captured is beautiful, and the mom-to-be is absolutely stunning. Great work! I bet they are so excited to hold their newborn!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty-Abu Dhabi - You rocked the indoor shots – no need to be nervous next time!! Love the 2nd one lying on the bedReplyCancel

  • Malisa {Dallas Photographer} - beautiful work Jenny! Love the field of green and soft light!ReplyCancel

  • Nicki B - This *almost* makes me want to have one more baby so we could do a shoot like this. Jenny, you ROCKED this. These are amazingly gorgeous. Such a beautiful mama too.ReplyCancel

  • Julyssa Schenk - I just LOVE that picture of her in front of the window!! beautiful. YOU shouldn’t not be worried about shooting indoors… you rocked it. This MOM is absolutely beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - I love everything about this session! Stunning work as always, Jenny!ReplyCancel

  • jennifer foster - ahhh don’t you just love those moments! amazing job on these, love that second one so much, gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Angela - Wow, you found some amazing light! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • sandy - These are absolutely stunning, I love the window light, it’s perfect and I adore the colours of the outdoor portraits.ReplyCancel

  • Callie - wow…these are gorgeous! the black and whites are incredible!ReplyCancel

  • Val Spring - What a fantastic session, Jenny! You absolutely rocked both indoor and outdoor shots! Don’t want to repeat myself but I adore your work so much, girl!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Moore {Tucson AZ Photographer} - Jenny these are so incredible. Those first black and whites are amazing, I adore the shadowing and the feel of them. I would love shots like these, incredible job!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

A mother’s love for her son is always so wonderful to see play out during one of my sessions – but what I love seeing even more is how strong, animated and steadfast the love from son to mom is.  Elliot was certainly that way.  He adores his mom and at 3 years old you can feel his love for her –  so strong and vibrant.  Recently I met up with Elliot and his mom out at White Rock Lake.  He brought a few of his favorite friends (Minnie, Mickey, Goofy, Chipmunk, Dolphin and even Mr Angry Birds) and we had so much fun playing during his shoot.

Then when I was finished photographing little Elliot – it was his mom’s turn for a few maternity images.   You see – she’s expecting baby #2 late this fall.  Sadly, Elliot’s new little sister is having a rough go of it so far.  She has a congenital heart defect that will require much medical attention upon her arrival.   My heart aches to see any family go through this sort of pain & uncertainty – especially when it’s in regards to a newborn child.  In the short time we were on this session, it was clear that Elliot’s mom is handling this entire situation with such grace and calmness.  I’m in awe of her strength and I know her baby must be feeling that right now.  “E” family – you will be in my thoughts and prayers continually – and I wish for you as many happy days as possible with Elliot and your new little girl.

toddler boy runs around white rock lake wooded areamother embraces her little boy during playtime in the park at whiterock laketoddler and all of his favorite stuffed animals at playtime at whiterock lakebeautiful mom to be stands in wooded area of white rock lake

 

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A Maternity Session in down in the Dallas Arts District in the TX summer heat (103 to be exact).  Sounds fun right?  Well – it WAS!  I think Erica will be surprised at how great she did and OMG did she tell me that she’s due in 2 months!?!  I mean seriously – she barely looks pregnant.   I kid you not, I can’t even count how many images I had to scream out… ‘no really  – stick your belly out’.

Erica – I had a blast with you (and Sherree – a friend of both of ours and my part time photo assistant for this shoot).  I can’t wait to meet “L.A.” (current nickname) in October – until then enjoy these glowing images of you!

UPDATE – only about 5 sessions left for the rest of 2011!  Call me at 214-534-8060 or email me and we can grab a spot for you!

 

 

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