Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Family of (almost) four

My sister-in-law came over this past weekend and helped us out with a family maternity shoot on the beach. Mikko was doing his best impression of a whirlwind, but Natalie gamely kept snapping away, so we were able to get some good ones after all!

son and mama — family maternity photo shoot on the beach
Mama and son (and ?)

piggyback on pregnant mama — family maternity photo shoot on the beach
He insisted on the piggyback pose — Sam and I each got a turn.

swinging big boy — family maternity photo shoot on the beach
Trying to convince him photo shoots are
not boring.

pregnant couple — family maternity photo shoot on the beach
Might as well take advantage of the fact that Mikko had run away at this point.

sweet pregnancy peekaboo — family maternity photo shoot on the beach
And…he's back! Aw. This is my favorite of the four(ish) of us.

older sibling touching the pregnant baby belly — family maternity photo shoot on the beach
Touching the baby.

older sibling hugging the baby — family maternity photo shoot on the beach
Tackling the baby. A glimpse of things to come, I'm sure!




You'll also love this week's photos on the topic of Compassionate Advocacy over at Natural Parents Network, based on yesterday's Carnival of Natural Parenting — if you haven't checked out all the fabulous links on the Carnival post, you totally should!


Find sites to link up your Wordless Wednesday post
at my super-cool collection of Wordless Wednesday linkies,
and let me know if you have one to add.
You can also link up a thumbnail from your post below!


37 comments:

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

Such great shots. I wish I had had someone take pictures of us, but I was feeling so massive that I just wasn't into it. A bit hard to go back in time.

Lauren @ Hobo Mama said...

@Marilyn (A Lot of Loves): I was showing my mom these shots, and she was saying she has no pictures of herself pregnant. I'm glad we thought to capture it, even though I also feel massive! (I weeded out all the ones where I thought I looked like a beached whale…heh.)

MomAgain@40 said...

Great memories for the family! I wish I had a shoot before... :D
Happy WW!
Your little man is sooo cute!

Pretty Life Online said...

Great shots for WW! Hope to see you around..... mine is up!

Mommying On The Fly said...

Beautiful shots, and a beautiful Family.. (= Happy WW

BusyWorkingMama said...

Beautiful pictures! I think the last shot is my favorite. Happy Wednesday! You're looking good, mama!

Rachael @ The Variegated Life said...

Your favorite is mine too. So beautiful, all of them.

Megan said...

Great pictures and you look beautiful and so happy! I took belly pictures every couple weeks with my last pregnancy and I think this time around there are maybe 3 pictures of me. It just got too hard with a toddler to get pictures taken of me instead of just her! Visiting family this week, so I'm thinking Family of Four(ish) pictures are going to have to be on the To Do List. Now to find a shirt that still fits...

panda said...

I love your photos! I wish I would have done more formal ones (I at least did a weekly side shot in the mirror to keep track). Beautiful!

And I love that you have a Mikko. I have a Niko : )

Mom Caboodle said...

You look so pretty! Great photos!!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Great shots, what a beautiful family!

Mama Whimsy said...

These are gorgeous, Lauren!

Meryl said...

Great shots. Our kids loved to be swung when walking...Enjoy.

Momma Jorje said...

Visiting from Natural Parents Network and Momma Jorje!

You are beautiful, Lauren! And your family is adorable. I always love pics of little ones touching pregnant bellies. I always have, though I'm not sure why. I can understand NOW... since I have a little one and want another!

Darcel @The Mahogany Way said...

Aw...I love them. Your looking good mama. Love the location you chose as well. Are you ready to be a family of four?

Michelle @ The Parent Vortex said...

yes, lovely photos! We never did a professional family/baby/pregnancy photo shoot, but I sometimes wish we did. you all look great!

Shana said...

Squee! Such great shots! This might inspire me to get some pictures taken of the 3 of us before baby 2 is born too.

BluebirdMama said...

So sweet Lauren. You guys look so happy! I love it.

Amy @ Anktangle said...

Aw, they turned out great! I'm glad you went out and braved the chilly weather. =)

I Thought I Knew Mama said...

You all look so happy! Even Mikko's got the glow :-)

Run DMT said...

So stinking cute! You have a beautiful family! I can't wait to meet little hobo baby #2.

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Those are fantastic shots. I did the whole camera shy thing while pregnant, so I don't have any cute ones of Ms. Diva and my belly. Oh well. Visiting from Wordless Wednesday at Wordless Wednesday.
~Kimberlee
How to add a 3-column footer to your blog. 

aquariann said...

Adorable family!! ^.^

Kaye said...

Photos to treasure for a lifetime. Have a happy WW! Here's mine

Kristin @ Intrepid Murmurings said...

Gorgeous! The are all awesome, though I like your favorite the most as well!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

What beautiful shots! Your favorite of the fourish of you is also my favorite. Mikko has the best smile! :)

Cassie said...

I love your pictures!! So great.

alicia said...

Love these. What beautiful photos to celebrate and remember this time in your life. Happy WW!

GrammyMouseTails said...

Your sis did a terrific job! You must have a strong back to still give Mikko a piggy back ride, he is getting so big! I can't wait to see pics of him with his new sibling.

Terri said...

BEAUTIFUL! What wonderful memories.

Mikko looks so much like a blend of both you and Sam - I'm envious as I don't think either of my kids look remotely like me :-) Looking forward to seeing your baby 2 soon!

seekingmother said...

Thank you for sharing these, Lauren. They are lovely and joyful and made me smile. I look forward to reading about your life as a foursome.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family!! Best wishes on the new bambino that is soon to arrive!

Lisa C said...

Even though you can't see your belly in the last one, I really like it. It's my favorite. :D

tracy said...

lovely pics. i just love beach photo shoots, (as long as i'm not the one trying to keep the sand out of the camera)

Related Posts with Thumbnails