Thursday, August 28, 2014

Maternity Photos with Kristina Marie Photography - Sneak Peek!

We did our official maternity shoot two days ago with Kristina Marie Photography and got to see a little sneak peek at our photos, and boy did she do a fabulous job! Here is a behind the scenes photo my hubby took:

  She first took us to a local arboretum to do some photos and then asked if I'd be interested in going to a calm river and taking some pics in the water. It was a HOT day so the river sounded GREAT! And I knew they'd turn out fabulous! Want to see a few of the photos she posted to her website?! Here you go!

Aren't they wonderful?! I LOVE them! I knew she wouldn't disappoint - Kristina is VERY talented. We have done several shoots with her starting from when she first started out in the photography world just a few years ago! 

I cant wait to see the rest of the pics! I will be sure to share them once we have them :)

And please go check out Kristina's photography page on Facebook (Linked above, but will also include here as well: Kristina Marie Photograpy

Please let me know if you have any questions! 

My Three Baby Showers!

Yes, you read that right! I was blessed with three baby showers! My wonderful sister hosted two of the showers - one was with my girlfriends and one with with my family. Then my work hosted a baby shower for the five preggos at the salon (Yes - there are FIVE of us all due around the same time!). Here is a look into my baby showers!

Baby Shower #1 - The Friend Baby Shower
This shower was hosted by my sister at my house. She came over the night before with my aunt to decorate and make as much of the food ahead of time as possible. My house isn't the biggest (well, the living/dining/kitchen area isn't huge), but luckily we all fit. On the menu: blue fruit punch, Greek orzo pasta salad, a summer salad, cucumber sandwiches, kettle korn and chocolate and vanilla cupcakes for dessert! All the food was SOOOO good! Here are some pics!

My sis made this cute collage :)

Baby Shower #2 - The Family Baby Shower
My sister hosted this shower at her house this time - her living room/kitchen/dining area is a little larger than mine, so we had the shower there to accommodate the larger crowd (I believe there were about 25 people at this shower). There was family from my dad's side, my mom's side and some of my husbands family, as well as some family friends. We had the same menu as at the first shower - why ruin a good thing!? Here are some pics!
Me, my sis and my aunties!

Here is a closer look at the banner my mom made for Riker! Isn't it cute! We plan to hang it in his room :)

Baby Shower #3 - The Work Baby Shower
This shower was just a few hours after my family shower. My coworker hosted all the employees from our salon at her house and did a cute picnic themed shower. She made amazing pulled pork for sandwiches, there was German potato salad, baked beans, corn bread, salad and then yummy desserts. There are 5 of us that are due around the same time - two at the end of August, two in September and one in the beginning of October. Enjoy some pics!

Here we are! (I love how I am the fourth one due and I have the largest baby belly! haha)

I just want to thank everyone who celebrated Riker with us!

Let me know if you want the recipes for any of the food we had at the showers my sis hosted - they were all super easy to prepare/make. And the blue punch was a hit!

 Have a wonderful day!