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
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!!!