Well, at this point, you’ve probably heard we are expecting our rainbow baby girl this September. I cannot believe the kindness of God to give us this gift, and we found out she was a girl the week we should have brought home our daughter Blakely who we lost in August. Every detail of our story is so divinely touched by the Lord and we just feel so grateful. I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful backdrop to shoot a rainbow baby girl than this incredible set up at Lemon Drop Studios in Mckinney, TX. The set was designed by Sidewalk Dreamery and they have it as a special pop-up for the spring on one side of the studio. Our girl’s name will mean “Blooming Mercy” and this set, which we booked before we knew what the gender was, couldn’t have been a more tangible picture of this baby in my belly. Paul and I both cried shooting these photos because we just are so thankful. We cannot wait to meet this beautiful girl.
I found this dress for $38 on Amazon, and it was PERFECT for photos. I went up a size from XS to Small for length and I am glad I did. It’d be so cute for any shoot (I barely have a bump still, so it’s definitely not maternity but certainly could be if you go up a size.
Our photos are by Hannah Hagaman, as per usual, from The Cottonwood Collective. She has been shooting my family for seven years, and it’s just always so fun. As always, I love to share our full photoshoots with you in a post to inspire your own beautiful family photos. If you invest in anything “frivolous” in life, photos are the top of the list for me. You won’t regret it and they’ll last forever. Like, these are the kind of things family long after you go will look at and remember you and the legacy you built by. Also, I believe quality images in your home are an easy way to elevate the space while simultaneously making it feel like yours. Put these in some affordable metal frames and you instantly have an elegant display!
All of our outfits are linked if possible. Rory’s top and shoes are Zara Baby and Paul’s top is UNTUCKit Wrinkle Performance. He says, “Best shirt ever made. EVER.” His boots are Tecovas Roper Boot.