A Week Before He Arrived… | Rockford, IL Maternity Photographer

In the hustle and bustle of trying to get ready for Matthew to arrive, I never got around to sharing my own maternity session. At one point I had big plans to take a photo every week, but morning sickness, fatigue, a 3-year-old and a busy schedule threw that plan out the window! A lot of those weekly pictures ended up being iPhone snapshots, but I am happy to have those. I am a big fan of Instagram! I also wanted some family pictures and maternity portraits at the end of my pregnancy. I am really glad I did not procrastinate doing those – Matthew was born only one week later!

(Check out my 11 week bump here.)

Here I am at 25 weeks. I really love this dress. It’s not a maternity dress, but it has such a full, long skirt that it fit beautifully. I found it on the clearance rack at Maurices over a year ago!


At 32 weeks Matthew was starting to feel pretty heavy. This was one of my favorite outfits this past summer and I wore it with leggings around the house once it got cold. I love Old Navy maternity clothes!


Here I am at 36 weeks. My wonderful husband took these for me, except for the family photo, which was taken with the self timer. I have a remote shutter release, but I didn’t feel like digging it out of storage, so I ran back and forth between the camera and the bed instead. Why I did that at 8 1/2 months pregnant, I have no idea!


  • Terri Larson - Absolutely beautiful! And your little guys newborn pictures are so precious. Congrats!!ReplyCancel

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