Palmer Family Maternity Lifestyle Session

I have these friends, the Palmers, and I don't have enough words to tell you how awesome they are. They are gracious and kind and reflect the love of Christ to me every time we meet. They also happen to be really gorgeous and perfectly stylish and live in a beautiful home. When I first learned that McLaurin was pregnant with their second child, I started imagining how amazing it would be to have her baby bump and her sweet family in front of my camera. When she asked me to photograph this relaxed, at-home maternity session, I was over the moon!

lifestyle family photo on front porch (Ocean Springs photographer)

One of the best parts of the Palmers' house is the fabulous front porch, which was just begging for a swing when they moved in. McLaurin envisioned this luxurious bed-swing, and Kyle built it! Isn't it perfect?!

maternity photo on front porch swing
maternity photo on front porch with vintage quilt

Look at all this sweetness!

family maternity lifestyle photo in living room (Uninvented Colors Photography)

McLaurin's decorating skills always inspire me, so I was super excited to see baby Solomon's nursery, and boy, did it live up to the hype in my head! Each piece is expertly chosen and curated, and it all works together so well, from the vintage suitcases to the elephant figurines.

baby boy nursery with vintage suitcases, elephants, cross

McLaurin created the floral artwork herself, and she and Kyle also added the faux wood grain to the wall behind the crib, which really makes it stand out.

baby boy nursery details (handmade art, forget-me-not pillows, elephants, nursing chair)

So much love in this room!

family maternity photos in nursery (Uninvented Colors Photography)

Navarro is going to be such a fun big brother!

family photo in baby boy's nursery

Did I mention I'm a little jealous of this front porch? ;)

maternity photos sitting on front porch railing
close-up baby bump photo

Nav was just about finished with pictures by this point, but he gave me some adorable laughs before playtime!

fun family and maternity photos in front yard

Isn't his momma beautiful?!

maternity portraits in bedroom with vintage quilt and colorful paintings (Uninvented Colors Photography)

The window light was so dreamy... 

romantic maternity photos by dining room window

...but the bright light coming in the front door was fantastic, too. Just look at this gorgeous couple!

romantic maternity photos in doorway (silhouette)
silhouette maternity photo

Is this not the most beautiful baby bump you've ever seen?!

sexy baby bump maternity photo (Uninvented Colors Photography)

Baby Solomon, I can't wait to meet you! You are so loved already!

"...for love is as strong as death, 

its jealousy unyielding as the grave.

It burns like blazing fire, 

like a mighty flame.

Many waters cannot quench love,

rivers cannot wash it away..."

(Song of Solomon 8:6-7)