“dance like the wind is howling through your hair”

full bellied | Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Β i’m so excited about these shots my sister took. i wasn’t sure how they’d turn out as it was a crazy windy day but my sister is magic with her camera. we had planned to go out and take some belly photos during low tide on my mom’s birthday which was also a full moon but it was pouring rain, stormy, windy and indeed howling. we missed low tide but there was a 15 minute opportunity when the clouds parted so we went for it – super fun. little A thought we were ridiculous; laughing and spinning in the wind while he played in the sand with his trucks.

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photo credit – Leanne Pedersen Photography

48 Comments »

  1. oh these are magical,just so free and wonderful~

    and you, you look amazing!!!

    Comment by Vanessa — April 8, 2010 @ 9:36 am

  2. These are beautiful.

    Comment by Stacy — April 8, 2010 @ 10:08 am

  3. I live in France and I want you to say that I love yours pictures…. She’s lucky πŸ™‚

    Comment by Alice — April 8, 2010 @ 10:22 am

  4. I’m sorry , you’re lucky!!

    Comment by Alice — April 8, 2010 @ 10:24 am

  5. These are absolutely gorgeous. You are definitely one stunning mama.

    Comment by Sarah — April 8, 2010 @ 10:28 am

  6. What a lucky girl you are to have a sister taking beautiful ohotos of you and your belly. Photo 4, 8, and 9 are absolutely gorgoues!

    Comment by Anne Marie — April 8, 2010 @ 11:48 am

  7. So so lovely… Pure magic.

    Comment by Alison Rae — April 8, 2010 @ 11:53 am

  8. Wonderful !

    Comment by anne — April 8, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

  9. really beautiful, ella…

    Comment by kirsten — April 8, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

  10. She did such an amazing job–you look lovely!

    My favorite shows the city skyline–it has a surreal, end-of-the-world quality to it. Magic.

    Comment by Nancy — April 8, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

  11. You are so beautiful and so is your baby bump. I am obsessing over the one with the city behind you. Love that your in your Hunters too!

    Comment by Kristi — April 8, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

  12. I’m not always a fan of maternity portraits, but these are GORGEOUS! Really perfect.

    Comment by Amy — April 8, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

  13. Gorgeous! You are going to be so glad to have those, when that belly is only a memory.

    Comment by Amber — April 8, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

  14. Oh Ella, your baby will treasure these gems. How special that it was your sister that captured you, at what I would say, is your best. I love you pregnant! Cannot wait to see the photos of the birth.

    xo
    S

    Comment by Mama S — April 8, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

  15. what treasures! i remember the spinning shot she took of you and little a and how i loved that so very much. she is a master with her camera!
    and you are just plain beautiful.

    Comment by kristin — April 8, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

  16. These are amazing photos. Ones to be cherished. I live in Virginia. I think you are a beautiful mom and a wonderful mother. I love your ideas, crafts and art. Thanks for your inspiration.

    Comment by kristy — April 8, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

  17. simply magic.

    Comment by Margaret — April 8, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

  18. You look so beautiful Ella! Your sister took some fabulous shots. I love the one with the city outline in the background by the water. Wonderful pictures.

    Comment by ghislaine — April 9, 2010 @ 12:34 am

  19. WOW! how beautiful – you are such a beautiful woman! the shots are sooo great!!!

    Comment by Eva — April 9, 2010 @ 1:04 am

  20. Beautiful, when is that baby due?
    regards cm

    Comment by Catherine — April 9, 2010 @ 10:41 am

  21. You are so beautiful πŸ™‚

    Comment by Daniela B. — April 9, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

  22. wow. Absolutely gorgeous.

    Comment by jenny f — April 9, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

  23. So beautiful! So happy for you!
    PS- your knitting is so great. Love it!

    Comment by tava — April 9, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

  24. I’m glad I check here to find more beautiful shots of you.

    Comment by Shael — April 9, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

  25. I love all of these Ella, they’re so gorgeous. You’re inspiring me to let my hair grow… and also get pregnant again, but that last one isn’t a possibility anymore πŸ™

    Comment by jessica — April 9, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

  26. You couldn’t be more beautiful – you don’t look burdened by the big belly at all. Your sister is truly talented, but clearly you are a photogenic subject!

    Somebody remarked on how your baby will treasure these shots, and it’s true. S/he will pull these out for years to come (and beyond! As in, “This is my Grandma when she was pregnant with my Mama / Papa…”)

    I wanted to thank you for sending our “Spring Birds” crown so quickly. It was my son’s very 1st birthday today, and I ordered one of your lovely crowns last week to celebrate the occasion. I thought that it would be miraculous if it arrived on time, and i crossed my fingers hard. And it did! It arrived today just in time for pics + cake + good cheer all around. So, thank you so much for sending it out toute suite – it made a big difference to our celebrations.

    Looking forward to meeting your new baby in pics… And I hope labour + everything else goes well for you.

    xo Regan

    Comment by rai — April 9, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

  27. my gosh, just gorgeous.

    Comment by Lisa Thompson — April 9, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

  28. Amazing shots! You look so lovely πŸ˜‰
    xo Lene

    Comment by Lene — April 10, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

  29. Ella, these picture are amazing and YOU look fabulous!!

    Comment by Johanna — April 10, 2010 @ 1:13 pm

  30. Wow! What amazing photographs and you are simply beautiful.

    Comment by Melody — April 11, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

  31. probably the best pregnancy photos I’ve seen yet! Gorgeous, stunning….all those kinds of words!

    Comment by Erica — April 11, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

  32. wow! wow! wow!

    Comment by Michelle — April 11, 2010 @ 6:34 pm

  33. These are absolutely fantastic photos. You look so beautiful and ALIVE. I love the belly. You embody the absolute beauty of pregnancy.

    Comment by Kim — April 11, 2010 @ 7:54 pm

  34. wow! very, very beautiful!!!

    Lg Ka

    Comment by Ka — April 12, 2010 @ 4:03 am

  35. so so beautiful!

    Comment by Megan — April 12, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

  36. Wow! These are beautiful! I wish I stayed that slim while pregnant! πŸ˜‰

    Comment by Miranda Makes — April 13, 2010 @ 8:04 am

  37. breathtaking and emotionally heavy photos!

    Comment by Nikki Garrigan — April 13, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

  38. Stunning! You look beautiful!

    Comment by gretchen — April 14, 2010 @ 6:25 am

  39. what gorgeous photos! almost makes me wish i was pregnant again.

    Comment by anne — April 14, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

  40. i’m back. i just read your profile and checked out your shop, very inspiring! i am a homeschooler and i had a homebirth with my third little fella, shane. it’s always fun to read the blogs of like minded people. hope you don’t mind if i add your link to my blog πŸ˜€

    Comment by anne — April 14, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

  41. Amazing πŸ™‚ I LOVE the fourth one

    Comment by Cole — April 15, 2010 @ 5:59 am

  42. mmh i can feel some salty air just by looking at these beautiful pics!

    Comment by clΓ©mence — April 15, 2010 @ 9:47 am

  43. These a beautiful!! Stunning really…

    Comment by Haley — April 15, 2010 @ 11:27 am

  44. thank you for all of your really nice compliments – so much online love!
    i’m pretty lucky to have a sister who takes such awesome photographs.

    Comment by admin — April 15, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

  45. Fabulous pictures! You, your baby and the nature, son beautiful!

    Comment by Princesseneige — April 24, 2010 @ 1:21 am

  46. Beautiful. The only word for them. Beautiful. X

    Comment by Rach — April 25, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

  47. Your sister is a whiz with the camera and you look utterly fantastic.

    Comment by Fiona — April 25, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

  48. incredibly beautiful mama you are glowing!

    Comment by gardenmama — April 26, 2010 @ 9:13 pm

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