June 15, 2012

{belly} Annie :: Northern Virginia maternity photographer

I think almost every pregnant mama complains about feeling like a whale at the end of pregnancy. I remember feeling that way too – but when I see a woman just a few weeks away from giving birth, her belly swollen with new life, I am in awe of her beauty and vitality. Behind every sigh of exhaustion, every ache and pain, is a freaking miracle. I mean, how does a new human being grow inside a woman’s belly? I have a son and I still don’t understand it. All I know is, pregnant women rock. To give their body to be home for another for nine months, to withstand all the discomforts and difficulties of bearing life, and to look amazingly beautiful in the process.

I met up with Annie, her husband Adam, and adorable daughter Violet at Meadowlark Gardens a couple of evenings ago. It’s really not fair that she can look this beautiful at 35 weeks pregnant. I think you’ll agree that she has the most perfect belly. It was a gorgeous evening, and get ahold of this light – I wish I could order it in for every session.


  1. Jessica

    June 15th, 2012 at

    SO gorgeous!!

  2. Andrea

    June 15th, 2012 at

    The photos of Annie, Violet and Adam are so beautiful that they brought tears to my eyes. The photographer has captured the “love.” I know they’ll treasure these forever.

  3. Natalie

    June 15th, 2012 at

    LOVE THESE!!! So very beautiful 🙂

  4. Mary Woodruff

    June 16th, 2012 at

    Excellent photo’s! The photographer has a really good eye for capturing the best of the subject. Like Andrea said, I also was moves by
    these pictures. Beautiful!!!!

  5. Sheila Briggs

    June 19th, 2012 at


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