Enchanting || Maternity

I can't believe the time has come to share not only my first ever legit maternity photos but those of my third baby that will complete our family. One of my dearest friends Kelly, who started at the salon right around when I did over 10 years ago (both of us fresh out of beauty school) ... has spent years studying and delving into photography and has added professional photographer Kelly Alberts Photography to her many many talents. She has taken nearly every single family photo we have ever taken and that I've shared on here. But for my maternity session we knew we wanted to do something a little different. Since we plan this to be our last baby I knew I wanted to sort of "go all out"...I wanted them to be fabulous. I wanted amazing images to document & remember the last moments in my life that I'd ever have a baby bump. Kelly was completely the visionary for this shoot. From dress selection to location. She said it perfectly that early morning when she described the setting as enchanting. Deep in the woods with the 7am sunrise, wearing the plum lace gown she helped me select. In all honesty, I'm not the woman who feels glowing and beautiful when pregnant... so to get these images back and see how beautifully she captured this moment of my life was really special. 

Kelly, Thank you so much for capturing so many of our family's life moments and for these images that symbolize the final addition to our family. We will treasure theses photos always. And of course we absolutely can't wait for our next family session with you in just over a month. 


  1. Thank you for letting me be the one to photograph this wonderful time I your life...these photos are some of my favorites ever. 💗

  2. WOW! These are stunning, you are gorgeous Val!