Wednesday, July 16, 2008

kim + baby romano = one cute little belly



As many of you may already know my big guy Mike is expecting a baby in September. Now when I found out that Kim was pregnant from that very second on I KNEW that I was going to do something super special and super top-secret for Mike. That was WAAAAYYY back in January, so I have been keeping this from Mike for a looong time and I was about ready to burst with excitement I just couldn't wait for it!

Not sure if you notice or not but I tend to get a little excited about shoots....

So Kim and I planned our super top-secret rendezvous to take place in the beginning of July at Watch Hill- Mike and I had just shot our clients Jen & Paul there and I was just in love with the late afternoon light and the beach and the waves and the lighthouse and cool little duney-hoo ha fence and the life guard chair... little did Mike know how hard I was scoping for locations each time we went out on an e shoot!

I had Kim bring several different changes of clothes and some baby pictures of her and Mike and some other fun things for our shoot. We had so much fun and were just so pumped to pull one over on the ever-observant Mike Romano! It is almost impossible to do and it all almost came crashing down but I did some tricky verbal maneuvering and saved the surprise in the end!

I gave Mike and Kim their book yesterday and just got all choked up (but I did not weep, surprisingly Robert Norman!!! :P ) just watching them look over their book. The looks on their faces said it all for me, and most importantly I know how much Mike appreciates it.

Well Big Guy, here's to you becoming a Daddy. I know you are going to be a big softie who is just going to do anything for your little boy...!

I love you guys!!!

Now as soon as I saw those cute plaid shorts on Mike's blog I was hoping she would bring them to our shoot! How bad-a$$ is she? Yeah, I'm pregnant but I am CUTE!!

I was really loving these facing the ocean shots. Yes, I know it is not hitting you over the head that she is pregnant but that's OK!

I know how my boy loves his reflection shots so I knew I had to rock some. I also Love love love them and it was fun to shoot a different perspective of a maternity shot

I knew I wanted to use this fence and really like the way that Kim is leaning on it!

I had asked her to bring some blue clothes or accessories since she is having a boy and I am all about gender stereotyping early on! :) The blue dress blue sky blonde hair combo is really pretty!

Now poor Mike, Kim really doesn't like having her picture taken! But come ON!! How cute is she?

I love the next series here- the light was just awesome

This may be my favorite shot of the whole shoot.... there is just something about it- the color, the way her toe is really delicately pointed, I think it all just works

I also love this shot- it feels very fashiony but comfortable



Yeah, I am sure I broke some unspoken beach law by hopping over but I did NOT go into the dunes! I just wanted to shoot through the fence and frame Kim. Is that so wrong?


I love this kind of 'maternity shoot rule' breaking shot here- I know these are imagined rules that I am making up but I felt like I had to have the belly outlined all nice and here I just blew it out! I love it. I also like how the fence is all subtle along the bottom edge of the frame and by shooting wide open I helped fuzz it out nicely

sass- UH-FRASS!!



I shot this from the life guard chair

warm light, warm water... warm fuzzies!

come on! These Robeez are so freaking CUTE!!


This is them checking out the book! I think Kim likes it, right? Now if you look hard enough you can see a bit of a smile on Mike's face!!!

25 comments:

Steve said...

Carla, you have so captured the beauty of my daughter! thank you for this gift, I am touched.

Steve (Kim's Dad)

Tere @ My Precious Studio said...

beautiful! plus i love love love kim's freckles! i also love that this book is something special to share with the baby as he grows up

Rnormfoto said...

ok - now I'M weeping now---

Kim said...

OK....huge points for pulling this whole thing off!! I had the best time doing this shoot. I can't believe how effortless taking pictures can be. I felt soooo comfortable during the entire afternoon, plus your enthusiasm for capturing different moments and feelings helped too! The book is amazing. Mike and I can't put it down. Thank you for helping us document "baby Romano" and capturing memories that will last a life time!

Love, Kim

Robin Dini Photography said...

so beautiful. i love how you "broke the rules" the shots with the orange top are stunning but I LOVE the shots with the fence. Ditto on the toe in the water shot. That was my favorite during my first look. yeah for smiles on Mike's face. we have to get used to that. i think we are going to be seeing that little crooked line on his face more often come Labor Day. :)

Beyond The Lens Photography said...

Awesome job Carla...Love Love Love them all. I'm sure this book is going to be so treasured. And how sweet was it of you to suprise "The Big Guy"? WTG!

www.fabuluxephotos.com said...

Very nice job. Love the close up portrait. She is beautiful!!!!

www.fabuluxephotos.com said...

I forgot to mention, not only she is pretty but her hair style is awesome. Im stealing this image and will take it to my hair dresser. I want the same hair style!!!! :)

Val McCormick Photography said...

O.K. so it's 11 PM, I know where my children are, lol. Claudia called after we were done talking for night all excited about your blog post. I had to see for myself and It's awesome! Love the wide open aperature through the fence, big blue sky. She is such a Q-T! How exciting to receive these in a beautiful album. The portrait of her face is just gorgeous. Mike better add that one to his wallet. Congratulations on pulling this one off!

www.fabuluxephotos.com said...

Val -

My phone died because we talked so much about Carla's pictures on her blog..... If you still there... call me!!

Val McCormick Photography said...

ring, ring, lol.

Carla, looks like you should start charging for IM services, lol!

Holy Guacamole! Claudia, Carla is going to kick our IM'ing booties.

www.fabuluxephotos.com said...

Carla - Ah Caramba!!!
Does anyone wants to join Carla's messenger ?

Val McCormick Photography said...

Party on Carla's blog.
Carla I will pay you $1,000.00 in Monopoly dollars for using your services, just see Robin Dini ;-) LOL. I'll text your phone Claudia just make sure it on and plugged.
Over and out....

www.fabuluxephotos.com said...

Bye ---
Talk to you tomorrow same time, same place. YES, on Carla's blog. :)

carla ten eyck said...

HA HA HA!

You two don't have like, regular phones? Like the ones with the cords? What are those called again?


xxoo

MIKE said...

Yes you did an outstanding job Carla!! The pictures are amazing and so isn't Kim for doing this. Words can't express the way I feel about this whole surprise. It meant so much to me : ) I cant wait to show my family the book, i'm very excited about it. OH BTW so what if you 2 pulled one over on me, its okay and I'm good with that. It was something very positive and worth every ounce of energy that you 2 put in to pull the surprise off.
Just be prepare yourself thats all I'm going to say!!

Wolfgang said...

I love the close up. Isn't she beautiful!! Thats great from you giving them such lasting memories! You are the best!!!! We miss you!

dorelies said...

There is nothing more I can say - I love you for capturing these emotional moments - and: I miss you too.

E. Broderick Photography said...

It's so funny--when I am about to comment I always think, "I'll just scan through again and comment on my favorites..." And then I go, "That one, and that one, and that one, Oh! And that one, too" Until I pretty much list them all in my head. Oy. So many beautiful images here. Love the reflection one. The toe one. Through the fence. The belly blown out. LOVE THESE! And I still get very emotional about pregnancies and babies, so this post has given me a big ol' lump in my throat. Awesome surprise--congrats to Mike + Kim.

talia@sixpence said...

Gorgeous Carla. I love the light, the softness, the beauty. What a sweet thing for you and Kim to pull off for Mike! I love his smile in the last one. So cute.

nikki nicole photography said...

how beautiful is she????!!!

i do love the shot of the belly and delicate toe! i think that may be my fav.

i love how you went out of the norm for maternity shot!

i know must post missy's!!!

Bob Sylvia said...

These are so awesome. The closeup is one of my favs. Her freckles are great! Congrats to Mike & Kim!!!

Kate & Geoff said...

I cannot believe Kim doesn't like having her picture taken. She is GORGEOUS. LOVE the closeup of her in blue dress with those freckles. That's the kind of picture I could look at for hours. Amazing!

Robert J. Trenske said...

So beautiful Carla, really emotional. Really great job!!

laurie said...

how awesome...is there any photo session you can't rock??