Baby Cupcake: Our Baby Bump Portraits

The morning of our session, we went downstairs for breakfast before heading out to our shoot & my friend Kate sent me a text. She said, “Have you seen the weather?” … I looked outside the window from our table & was like, “oh wow…there’s a hurricane going on outside!” … you guys, I was unusually calm. Maybe it was because I was still in zombie mode from the lack of sleep or maybe I was so entranced by the bagel I was eating. I told Kate not to worry & that if we couldn’t take them- I totally understood. I mean, you guys, there was a hurricane going on. Seriously 😛 But Kate was like, “No way! We are taking them today!!”

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 I honestly left the location completely up to Kate. I trusted her blindly to be honest. I knew she knew what I had wanted. Something outdoors & green, those were my only requests. After a few texts back & forth, we decided to meet at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens. We were just going to have to play it by ear & see if it was raining just as hard in that area. Texas weather is something else. The struggle for us Texas photographers is so real. Well once Ivan & I arrived, it was still drizzling. I didn’t think much of to be honest. I didn’t mind getting drizzled on, but I also didn’t want to jeopardize Kate’s gear, especially since she would be shooting our session on film. Kate had a backup plan just in case the gardens didn’t work out & I trusted her vision for our session. Well, once Kate arrived, it completely stopped raining! YAY!

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It was so good to see Kate after an entire year! We met while attending Jasmine Star’s wedding bootcamp in San Francisco last year. It’s awesome to have a friend in the wedding industry, who knows the struggles of being a small business owner. I have always admired Kate’s work & I really wanted to work with her!

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We had the BEST time. Surprisingly, I wasn’t nervous at all. I felt giddy if anything. That’s the best way to describe it. I was just so excited & it was kind of surreal. We are actually going to be meeting our little girl in just a few weeks. I still can’t believe it. These photos just make me so insanely happy.

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On our way to Dallas, I told Ivan, “I know this trip will be worth it. I know these photos will be everything I have always imagined for our baby bumps to be.” You guys, tears literally filled my eyes when she sent over a few of the film scans from our session. This is another chapter we will be adding to our love story. These are photos that I will show Isla Sofia and say, “you were in mommy’s tummy in these photos.”

 Kate thank you. Thank you for such an incredible experience. I will never forget it. Thank you for capturing such a wonderful time in our lives.

Photos by Kate Pease Photography

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