Thursday, June 17, 2010

More Awesome from Amelia

I was really fortunate and really loved during this pregnancy. I had six showers. It sounds ridiculous, but I did. My family, Kenny's Dad's family in UT, Kenny's Mom's family in CA, my ward, friends (Elise, Sarah, Jennifer), and my office all threw me showers to get ready for this baby. Was I ever ready for this kid! We were spoiled rotten. Thank you. SO MUCH. My only regret is that I don't have photos of all the showers...I wish I had captured the sort of detail, thought, and work that went into each one. Again, THANK YOU. You know who you are.

However, Amelia did get some great shots of one of the showers. I won't even begin to tell you how wonderful it was. The pictures do all the talking.




You may remember that Amelia did maternity shots for us. Which were amazing. So, I also asked Amelia to shoot the delivery. Even I was surprised when I decided I wanted someone other than Kenny in the room...not to mention someone with a camera catching some very personal moments (and body parts). She did a wonderful job and I'm so grateful to have these images to remember that day. The only picture I wish I had is one of Amelia holding my leg with one arm (to aid me while I pushed) and a camera in her other documenting the whole thing. It was eipc.








AND Amelia was able to catch some newborn shots of Lola when she was 1.5 weeks old. Again, they're wonderful.




I've said it before, but it must be said. Amelia is awesome. This post just mentions the shower she helped put on and the pictures she took, but there was so much more she did during this pregnancy and after (and while) Lola was born. My own sisters are still little and far away, so I'm so happy to have scored in the sister-in-law department.

I only hope everyone could be so lucky. Thank you, Amy.

PLEASE go see the rest of the photos on her site and drop her some blog-lovin' in the comment sections. She deserves to hear your praises.

10 comments:

Justin + kelly said...

These are gorgeous! She is a doll!

Amy said...

She is such a great photographer! She is sooo cute, and you of course are darling! I love the book shower!

I don't blame you for wanting a photographer there! I was going to have Jess come do ours, but since he decided to come even before I even had my maternity shoot (It was scheduled for the following monday!), we weren't really thinking about it. But luckily my mom was able to catch some pictures for us. My nurse talked me out of recording it all, and I am still bugged I listened. Kory always talks about how long the chord was and the placenta, and I feel jipped sort of.

So next baby I will be recording it for sure!

Freddy and Mandy said...

Gorgeous...

ruth said...

Amelia is the best. I love the pictures. They have me all emotional. Lola is lovely.I know I say it all the time, but you guys are gonna be awesome parents. I can tell. You guys have it. I can't wait for Lola and Davy to play. I also LOVE her headband. Is that a Jill creation or a purchace. Me want likey.

Elise said...

Wow! I've already seen most of these pictures before, but looking at them now, for the first time I see how much Lola looks like you Jill. She has some of the same facial expressions as you, and of course she is beautiful! She's definitely not the "troll" you were expecting. I think that feature is being saved for me :)

Emily said...

Amazing pictures! I love the ones of you and Kenny and then the one of Kenny and Lola! Awesome.

The Brady Bunch said...

Amelia's pictures are AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I love the ones of you two!

Bek said...

thanks for sharing. these are really beautiful pics.

Jessie said...

Jill Becca gave me your blog address...hope you don't care if I add you on my side bar so I can keep up on you guys and that darling little girl! She is absolutely beautiful! You guys look great and I am loving looking through all your pictures!

Jessie said...

Jill Becca gave me your blog address...hope you don't care if I add you on my side bar so I can keep up on you guys and that darling little girl! She is absolutely beautiful! You guys look great and I am loving looking through all your pictures!