SUNFLOWER FIELDS MATERNITY SHOOT
One of my favorite things when we lived in California was finding flower fields like this one in Malibu, and this lavender field one too. I was pleasantly surprised to find out Charlotte not only has beautiful blooms all spring and summer long, but they also have huge sunflower fields come end of summer and beginning of fall! We decided it would be the perfect place to take some maternity photos of Chris and I together before baby boy makes his debut!
I’ve had this Free People lace coverup for almost two years now. I found it on sale at Nordstrom Rack randomly one day and knew I wanted to save it for whenever we entered that next chapter of our lives with babies! I paired it with my favorite maternity tank dress (I’ve seriously worn this so much during my pregnancy!) from Ingrid and Isabel. The fabric is so soft and comfortable, it’s been perfect for hot summer days, and great for layering now that fall is here.
These weeks are seriously flying by, I usually have to think for a bit when some one asks me how far along I am. I’m losing track because it’s going so fast! We’ve been doing a lot for our home build, so that design process has definitely kept me busy and distracted which is probably a big part of that. I keep hearing that the last few weeks of pregnancy move at a snails pace, so I’m prepared for that happening soon. On the other hand, I wouldn’t mind time slowing down a little so we can get the last few pre-baby things checked off our list. We’ve done a lot of house prep and shopping, but still have a good amount of chores left to do.
Being pregnant has been so fun with Chris at my side. I had always pictured myself with girls, but now that we are having a boy I just can’t help picturing the baby as his little mini, and it makes me even more excited to see the two of them together. It’s such a fun time right now, daydreaming about what he’ll look like, what personality traits he’ll inherit from each of us, and what qualities will be completely his own! The dogs have been attached to my side for the last few weeks, following me from one room to the other, and usually fighting over who sits closest to me or on my lap. They get upset if I close a door and they aren’t inside with me, often growling or barking to be let inside. And if Chris takes the dogs on a walk and is putting on their leashes, Bella tries to heard me to the door, pushing my legs with her head in the direction of the front door because she wants me to come and not be on my own- it’s so cute!! I can’t wait to see how they do when they meet baby boy too!
Tank Dress: Ingrid and Isabel (Buy it HERE)
Lace Kimono: Free People (sold out, see product photos below for similar styles!)
Hat: Brixton (Buy it HERE)
Photography: Kristin Dustman Photography
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