Saturday, April 3, 2010

photo session...

This week the weather has been absolutely beautiful...
so beautiful that I didn't waste away my days dreaming of California.
I can actually handle everything...
and then I remember why I was so productive in SoCal,
because sun+warm = motivation & happiness.
I'll take it.

On Tuesday, 
I picked up Tim from work and we got to do something we have been dreaming of for some time.
I regret not getting any professional pictures done in CA.
The scenery is awesome...
not to mention that we looked a whole lot younger and fresh (given that life hadn't beaten us up too badly...yet!)
But God works in mysterious ways.
The night Will died, the hospital called a volunteer photographer who came and gave us the most priceless gift.
And we knew from that night, we wanted Steve to photograph us again when the time was right...
so finally, after months (okay, almost years)
of waiting, I was finally able to call him up to schedule a maternity session.

We had a blast.
And the miracle was that our West Michigan weather totally cooperated.
And I had all these things I wanted to write about,
but I think the pictures speak for themselves...
once again.
It was as Tim had said, "We went full circle..."
Steve was there the night Will died,
he captured our most dark and vulnerable moment.
It felt incredible to have him photograph us now,
only this time with hope again in our eyes.

Please, visit his blog and read about our session.
Visit this link.
There are also some pictures posted,
I am eager to hear any comments!
As long as they are good:)
Because I was my own harshest critic,
asking if he could photo shop away my muffin tops.
Ha.
His only reply was to shout, "You're pregnant!"
Um, so I guess that is a no...

It doesn't matter.
These capture the moment.
What a huge blessing.
Steve was brought into our lives at the hardest moment,
now we look forward to him being there to document all the wonderful and exciting ones to come...

3 comments:

Steven & Jessica said...

Julie and Tim,

While I so wish I could have met you the night of your session I have truly been challenged and blessed reading about your journey.

I am so excited for the two of you and feel a tiny fraction of the anxiety I know you are feeling. Steve and I are looking forward to capturing many special moments to come.

Jessica and Steven Fox

paigearoo said...

Amazing. I LOVE them all. Julie- you look gorgeous (Tim's not bad either *haha* but you're a show stopper!)

FYI- As soon as I got to the link, I went to the website. Upon return, I saw the bit about the 'muffin top'. Had to return to Steve's site to inspect...and....have no idea what you're talking about.

Janelle Hurst said...

Julie, the silhouette of just you took my breath away. Absolutely stunning! I am so happy for you and Tim and I will keep praying that your pregnancy continues to go well.