Maternity Pictures from Cali

Sunshine & Lullabies Topher DeLancy Photography Maternity

I can’t even begin to say how thrilled and grateful I am for the opportunity to do these maternity pictures. While we were in California a few weeks ago, we met up with Topher DeLancy and he took these stunning pictures! Way, way beyond what I was hoping for or expecting. Topher also took our family pictures with Harper just before Christmas so we already knew we loved his style and we felt totally comfortable with him, a must when you’re taking pics in a bikini at 8 months pregnant! I was nervous, can you tell?

We never got to do anything like this with Harper. When I was 32 weeks pregnant with her, I was bit by a neighbors dog and lost part of a finger or two. Yikes! After that I seriously wanted no pictures taken, I was so self conscious and I felt like it was this huge thing and everyone was looking at my hand always. I’m so bummed now because I barely have any pictures of me and my Harper bump over those last couple of months. I was so devastated at the time and I never thought I’d get over it. This even led to me having a bit of postpartum depression and a little PTSD which made the first few months that she was here harder than it should’ve been. Honestly, it took a lot of time and talking things out to get over it. So when I say I’m so grateful for this (knock on wood) fairly easy pregnancy, I really mean it! Your world can seriously change in the blink of an eye and I try to remember that and be grateful always. So anyways, on a much happier note, here are some of my favorite images from our shoot! Thank you, thank you, thank you to Topher for helping make up for some of my past pregnancy trauma and giving these amazing pictures to remember my bumps. And how often do you get such romantic pics with your hubby?! Mines always taking the pictures for me haha.

xoxo, Ashley

Sunshine & Lullabies Topher DeLancy Photography Maternity

Sunshine & Lullabies Topher DeLancy Photography Maternity

Sunshine & Lullabies Topher DeLancy Photography Maternity

Sunshine & Lullabies Topher DeLancy Photography Maternity

Sunshine & Lullabies Topher DeLancy Photography Maternity

Sunshine & Lullabies Topher DeLancy Photography Maternity

Sunshine & Lullabies Topher DeLancy Photography Maternity

Sunshine & Lullabies Topher DeLancy Photography Maternity

Sunshine & Lullabies Topher DeLancy Photography Maternity

Sunshine & Lullabies Topher DeLancy Photography Maternity

Sunshine & Lullabies Topher DeLancy Photography Maternity

my dress: Free People

Bikini: Target

Blanket: Gunn Swain