Can I take a mulligan on the blogging every day? Or just a fresh start, turn over a new leaf, blah blah? How about this, let's just be realistic and say I try to step it up to blog at least 4-5 times per week. Every now and then there's a post that I WANT to leave up for more than just a day!

Like perhaps this one, Katie & John's maternity shoot! Katie and John made an incredibly smart decision a few years ago, not only to marry each other, but to hire the incomparable Mike Colon as their wedding photographer. I happened to second shoot for Mike that day, and I have to say, their wedding tops my list of best weddings ever. One of these days, I'll dig out their original blog post which was lost in the great blog crash of '06--it really was incredible.

As things go, I ended up shooting the wedding of John's niece, so I reconnected with this awesome couple then. Not long afterwards, they found out they were pregnant, and asked me to shoot a maternity session for them to capture their joy and excitement of this time in their lives! I've also spent quite a bit of time with John, as he is my realtor and broker. He's SO hard-working, if you are looking to buy a house in the OC, you really should give him a call.

In any case, check out some photos from their shoot!

**THERE IS SOME MILD NUDITY IN THIS POST. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE THAT, PLEASE DO NOT SCROLL DOWN. EVERYTHING IS COVERED UP, BUT IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THAT, CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED :)**

By the way, CONGRATULATIONS are in order! Katie and John now have a baby son, named JJ, who you'll all get to see in the next week or so :)

I know I've done this before, but it's fun, isn't it?




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Look at this beautiful mom-to-be!

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I loved the whole mood and feeling of this shoot. Great outfits, great locations...really, it was hard to miss:

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Katie and John do have a country streak, and it looks like JJ will be inheriting that too!

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I could have shot Katie all day:

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Isn't this location cool?

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fun color!

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I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful place:

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bringing sexy back. seriously, is there any chance that the baby of this couple isn't going to be gorgeous??

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Katie was willing to go the extra mile, and I think she looks AMAZING. Katie, thanks for letting me shoot and post these! I hope it encourages more women to embrace their pregnant bodies and see how gorgeous they are:

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John didn't want Katie to feel left out :)

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John is SO cute with the belly:

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You can just see how excited they both are for this baby. What a lucky baby!

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So who do you think the baby will look like? Let's take a vote!

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Congratulations John & Katie! It's my absolute honor to know and work with you both! Can't wait to meet JJ!

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