James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

James + Reece + Lola + Jessica

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cheese Fix...

Reece and I have discussed getting some so-called "pregnancy pics" taken before Baby makes her way into the world.

There are several things, however, that have kept us from taking the leap.

1. We are cheap, and pregnancy portraits cost money.

2. I currently LOATHE any picture taken of me. It's not that I don't love the bump. I've embraced it, I really have. It's all the extra flab and flub that I'm not crazy about.

3. We have a lousy track record when it comes to posed photos. Ask me about the engagement photo nightmare of 2007. Or the wedding picture fiasco. We always get in trouble at the yearly family portrait because neither of us can keep a straight face.

So tonight we hiked into the foothills and took matters into our own hands.
A little "prego" glamor shoot, Ivins style.

Here's a peek:









Thank goodness for grass meadows in Salt Lake City.

Our kid is going to have so much fun at our expense.

19 comments:

Kimba said...

Love 'em. That's what we did, on our "baby moon". Pics via our tripod. I love these! It's gorgeous, where is that?

And for the record?! I see zero "flub". I know it doesn't feel that way, but girl, you look amazing.

Amanda said...

who's the fab photog?

and i agree. there's no flub there. just a big belly (which i imagine probably feels like a really big flub...but you've got a whole 'nother person in there!)

Saduq and Serena said...

LOVE these. The belly bump one especially rocks. I bet your little one will have a great sense of humor as well!

Reddeye said...

Wow.

The Grady's said...

You guys are too cute together! I love these pics and am glad you went for the funny and goofy angle instead of the serious and creepy angle that most prego pics have. Seriously, nothing grosses me out quicker than seeing a guy rub his wife's belly with a satisfied and smug smile that says "yeah, I did this." It reminds me of the closing lines of Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath"..."and she smiled mysteriously..." ewwwww!!

Hayley said...

I love the one with the puff balls. I may have to recreate that one when I have a baby bump.

MeganandClaudy said...

I love. love. LOVE it!

Jessica said...

Ba ha!! That's hilarious. I totally love them!

Abby said...

Dude, I think those pictures are awesomer than any professional ones I've seen! They are so you and totally fit BOTH of your personalities. I absolutely love them. And your outfit?! A.DORE.A.BLE.

I think I may have to copy you with this idea. And yes, who took the pictures and with what kind of camera?

And diddo to kim on the flub thing. seriously.

Brent and Anne said...

hilarious! I love the one where you guys are belly to belly! haha, your little girl will have awesome parents.

Tracy said...

Will you please, please, PLEASE frame the bumping stomachs one and put it on your wall? It's my favorite!

Megan Smith said...

oh you are too cute...seriously. And you look amazing. Just face it girl. you do.

steph and brent said...

Soooo corny. I love it. I made a deal with Brent that he wouldn't have to sit through pregnancy couple pics if he would diligently take weekly photos of my belly's progression. I figured we'd have enough pictures taken of us during random outings to suffice. But these mock pictures are hilarious! And you look beautiful no matter how hard you're trying to be cheesy.

Angenelle said...

I love these!! Ya'll are so funny but so darn cute!!

Jessica and Reecey said...

I'm glad you all like the cheesiness! The pictures were taken in the foothills above the Avenues. We took them with our Cannon Digital SLR (I have no idea how else to describe the camera). Our good friends snapped the shots for us. So in otherwords, the cheesiness can be yours for no cost at all :) Just find a meadow, grab some friends and pack a camera.

todd + riss said...

HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness, you make me laugh so much.

Todd and I have the same photo problem-- except our problem isn't keeping a straight face-- it's that one or both of us looks severely annoyed. Oops!

Jason and Kristin said...

These are HILARIOUS! Love it!

AJ and Cindy said...

I love those pics! They are great and totally you two!

AJ and Cindy said...

I love those pics! They are great and totally you two!