Seattle maternity photos from Jenny Jimenez #Maternity portraits#Sponsors#portraits#sports October 9 2009 | Ariel offbeatbride This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Home & Life because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Ok, so it's not a maternity boudoir shoot, but last weekend Andreas and I met up with one of my favorite offbeat photographers, Jenny Jimenez, to do a maternity shoot. AND IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! It's the Fetzllings family circus! Acro + maternity = good times. Andreas was worried about dropping me on the baby, but we managed just fine. Thanks to the joys of pregnancy anemia, mine hasn't been an especially "glowy" pregnancy — unless you're talking about the glow from my pasty skin. But somehow Jenny managed to capture all the maternity magic, and none of the anemic corpse lips. Note to self: spinning in circles in the woods will make you dizzy and weirdly high-feeling I'm soooo happy with the photos, but really the process of taking the photos are a big part of that happiness …the shoot was just super fun. Jenny and her assistant Robin (who also happens to be her husband) made Andreas and I feel immediately comfortable and like we were just going on a stroll through the woods with new friends. I simply can't IMAGINE why people keep asking if the baby's due any day. (Gah! HUGE!) One of the things I really appreciated was that Jenny perfectly balanced letting us to do the silly stuff we wanted (like the acrobatic pose) while also giving thoughtful directions on what she wanted, making sure she got the best lighting and sweetest photos. If left to my own devices, I made the same stupid face in every picture — but Jenny wasn't afraid to say things like "Eyes down! Ok, hands up! Turn a little to the left!" Yay, for Jenny Jimenez! Seattle mamas, I seriously recommend y'all consider hooking up with Jenny. We all know she does wedding photos, but her maternity and family shots are amazing too. (And, well, I'm also very fond of her pet portraits, but now I'm gushing.) It's soooo worth capturing the family-making moments before they slide on by…go grab yourself some Jenny. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS Neo-Victorian beauty for the whole family NEXT Mustache baby onesie Show/Hide comments [ 29 ] Beautiful photos, Ariel! I especially love the one of you and Andreas with sunlight behind you, just gorgeous. Congrats, and I hope you're feeling well! Reply I love the clothes you're wearing… Especially the first outfit! Are the pieces from all over the place, or one shop? Reply Aww, thanks! The outfit in that first photo is totally a mishmash: Black hooded top from Treehouse28 Green dress from Xylem Skirt from JC Penney jr's section 🙂 Reply Aww, thanks! The outfit in that first photo is totally a mishmash: Black hooded top from Treehouse28 Green dress from Xylem Skirt from JC Penney jr's section 🙂 Reply I've been obsessed with Treehouse28 since you posted about them a while back (I think a post about wardrobe remix?). The red wrap top gives me an itchy mouse/trigger finger… (Plus, I heart blue and green together) Reply I love, love, love the pictures!! I'm jealous! If I were showing already by the time I got to Seattle (um, tomorrow), I definitely would've tried to get an appointment. I wonder if I can just put on a fake belly? LOL. And you are definitely glowing, my friend, anemia be damned. Reply Question. Is the baby's last name going to be Fetzllings, and are you keeping the name "Stallings" after the baby is born? I'm sure a discussion on last names would be interesting to the Offbeat Mamas here. Reply I'm definitely keeping my last name. The baby will have both our last names (not hyphenated — one as a second middle name), although which last name we'll use as primary depends on which first name we pick. Dre's decided that his favorite first name goes better with my last name, but we're totally undecided at this point. 🙂 Reply The acrobatic pose? Perfection. Actually, I can't decide which shot I like the best. My biggest "souvenir" from pregnancy is my belly cast. (I still haven't painted it. It sits in the corner of our bedroom and serves as a daily reminder of Possibility.) An offbeat photo shoot? What an excellent idea. Reply Those are great pictures and I love how energetic you look in them! Anemia sucks! You're not huge! It's funny how people asked if I was due soon around the 6th and 7th month, then started to ask if there was more than one in there now that I am 8 months! Reply These are just gorgeous. Just found the site. Congrats on the forthcoming baby! And I am so happy this site is here for when I finally adopt. Reply Yay! Loaf, it's great to see you over here! And … "finally" adopt? Can't wait to hear all about it! Reply Um, a round of applause for your fabulous pregnancy boobs! Sorry, but I just couldn't help but stare! Love the photos and envy your wardrobe! Reply I absolutely LOVE these!!! You look absolutely stunning…I'm sure you've mentioned it, but when is your due date? And thanks for the link to the photographer! Holy inspiration, Mama! Reply Technically due December 1st, which means anywhere between late November and mid December. Reply Great photos! Thanks for sharing. You both look so beautiful, and ridiculously happy! Wishing you all the very best for the months ahead. Reply you look beautiful – I especially love the one where you are decked out in purple. Glorious! Reply Hello and congratulations! I was just going through my itunes library when I cam across the electric skychurch songs that you sent me. I use to be a daily reader of your blog. When you made it private I "lost touch". I googled your name and found this blog. I am SO happy for you and your husband. I have a little boy that will be four in December. He makes me laugh every day. Being a mom is absolutely fabulous!! Reply OMG that first picture is amazing, I look at it and automatically smile and feel warm fuzzies! I'm so happy for you! Have a future step son for now, will start "officially" trying for a baby about a year after the wedding >.< ^-^ Reply These are gorgeous! Reply Beautiful. Just…beautiful. Your bebe is so blessed to have you and Andreas for parents! (and le sass for a furry sibling 🙂 Reply Wow! Ariel, you look stylish & happy… I love these photos so much! Reply you guys are such a cute couple! Reply Ariel you look so amazing. I adore the one of you twirling. You look so full of life, in more ways then one : ) Reply were the rest of these photos posted somewhere? I can't find em. Reply Not yet. Jenny sent just a few as a teaser, and then told me it'd be 6 weeks until she sent me the final series. 🙂 Reply Posts like this just make for a happy day. You and Andreas just seem so full of life and joy. Congrats on your wee one and top notch photos! (Your sense of style is aaaamazing!) *fantastic sigh!* Reply Ariel – just sent you an email. They are ready! Reply aww! I love the one with you and Andreas embracing. adorable ^^ Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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