July 13, 2008

I Never Said I Was Camera Shy

Last night was the big NWI bloggy dinner with some crazy women. And pretty much all we did the entire time was take photos. Well, more like, pose for photos while Crooked Eyebrow snapped away. I had a great time and although the food looked fabulous, I munched on celery and iced tea. Wish I had more right this very moment actually.

Group shot of everyone...

(l-r) back: Nina, Meghan, Lisa, Jackee, Rhonda, Amy, Beth, Sarah, Arianne, Crooked Eyebrow

front: Sarah, Sheryl & Aisling, Me, Jaymi & Popeye

I love this photo of my Mom & me.

Two of hearts (Beth & Arianne play with my belly.)

Then this morning I had a preggy photo session with Marianne McNamara of Scandica: Fine Art Photography (a prize I won a while back thanks to Katja at Skimbaco!) at the
beautiful Northerly Island in Chicago... at sunrise. It was actually such a peaceful drive up there and I took it all in. Such a good feeling to get out of your box (unless you normally are out driving around at 4:30 in the morning) and breathe in life and the amazing surroundings right outside our door. To take my favorite line from Wall-E, I don't want to survive, I want to live. Yes. Me, too.

I know that Crooked Eyebrow will be downloading the hundreds of photos she took last night and I'll be posting my faves throughout the day. And as soon as I have any shots from my gorgeous photography session this morning, I'll get those up, too!


  1. Ok. awesome. can you please explain wall-e? where Have I been? is it a blog??

    will check back later for more pic.

  2. Wish I was there, but family time calls.


  3. Looks like a great time! Are you able to eat celery just fine again? Yay for that!

    I can't wait to see the maternity photos. Beautiful location--and at sunrise, no less.

  4. Those photos at sunrise are going to be amazing. Can't wait to see them!

    I'll photos going up the evening, when I'm done soaking up sun.


    It was a wonderful evening with all the lovely ladies!

  5. That is so very early! I had a good time last night, but really didn't get to talk to you much. It was great to see you in person though, and I really enjoyed chatting with your Mom!

  6. I'm not camera shy either ;) Have been a big camera ham since a baby...I can relate. lol Glad you had fun.

  7. That is a cute picture of you and your mom. Looks like everyone had a good time.

    Looking forward to more pictures.

  8. I can't wait to see the pics! Glad you had a nice morning and the pics from last night look great!!! What a fabulous group of gals!

  9. Looks like so much fun! Why did you only eat celery though??
    I loved getting my pregnancy pictures done, can't wait to do it again with this one. I look forward to seeing your photos!

  10. Can't wait to see those pictures. I couldn't have a photo session so early. There is no way I could look photo ready by 4:30. I'm sure yours are beautiful, though!

  11. Looks like SO much fun!!! And you look great.

  12. Great shots....I can't wait to see pics of your photo shoot!

  13. fun fun fun! i can't wait to see pictures from your photoshoot. it sounds like such a gorgeous setting for a shoot and with a gorgeous, glowing mama to boot! :)

  14. All the picts are super cute, but my favorite is how they are doing the heart on your belly.... I love that.

    Looks like you all had a great time :)

  15. Sorry that was me commenting above. I wasn't logged in.

  16. Great photos! Love that necklace. :-)

  17. Steph, you are one of the CUTEST preggie mamas I have ever seen. Seriously.

    Looks like you had a great time... looking forward to those sunrise photos.

  18. TWO...hearts? Hmmm...is this a clue? ;)


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