Our Maternity Session by Ria Photography!

Hey friends!  I’m so excited to finally share with you our Maternity Session photos that were taken by my dear friend Maria from Ria Photography, a Kansas City based wedding and portrait photographer!  Yay!!!  These photos were taken back at the end of October, when I was about 7 months pregnant.  My belly was big, but not TOO big and I wasn’t swollen yet like I kind of am now so it was perfect.  The fall weather was also unseasonably warm back then which made it great for wearing dresses.  🙂

I am seriously in LOVE with them.  I haven’t been able to stop staring at them since I got them.  I’m so happy that we got to capture this sweet moment of our growing family and I can’t wait to share these photos with our little one once he’s born.  🙂  In case you were wondering, the little moustache booties are from Pleasantly Plump Knits, my lace dress is from Forever 21 and my purple floral dress is from Motherhood Maternity.  Once again, I wanted to say THANK YOU to Ria Photography for taking these photos for us!


  1. December 4, 2011 / 4:04 pm

    GAH SO GORGEOUS!!! 🙂 🙂 What beautiful beautiful photographs of a beautiful family!

  2. December 4, 2011 / 4:06 pm

    Love them!! Totally wish I could have had that dress for my shoot, but with no boots to wear it wasn’t worth it. Darn fat chubby giant preggo feet!! 🙂

  3. December 4, 2011 / 4:16 pm

    gah – i can’t get over how good you look! these pictures are soooo presh – and i am super super super super (100x) giddy excited for you and marv!!! wish i could be there!! 🙂

  4. Angela
    December 4, 2011 / 4:27 pm


  5. December 4, 2011 / 4:33 pm

    Oh, these are such stunning photos…you are absolutely glowing!! These are great keepsake photos for sure 🙂

  6. December 4, 2011 / 4:37 pm

    Beautiful pictures 🙂 my fave is the silhouette against the trees!

  7. December 4, 2011 / 4:41 pm

    oh my gosh….this is the cutest maternity session I’ve ever seen!! absolutely beautiful photos!! gets me soo excited for your bundle of joy that is on the way!! I really like this style of photography…it’s more of like engagement photos…but I think it shows alot more personality..and a story compared to just the in studio black and white maternity photos.


  8. December 4, 2011 / 5:01 pm

    you have got to be the cutest preggo lady i’ve ever seen!! you and marvin look so happy! i know y’all are so excited to get your hands on your little one! he is going to be a lucky fella!

    the pics are so well done– love the style! you look beautiful!


  9. December 4, 2011 / 5:05 pm

    They are all so cute!

  10. December 4, 2011 / 5:32 pm

    they are gorgeous!

  11. Aracely Campbell
    December 4, 2011 / 5:46 pm

    Love the pictures!!

  12. December 4, 2011 / 6:32 pm

    I LOVE this! The last one of you is my favorite 🙂

  13. December 4, 2011 / 6:35 pm

    I am in LOVE. The minute I opened this post and saw that first picture with the shoes I knew I was in for such a treat. You’re going to have a very special family Sandy.

  14. December 4, 2011 / 7:11 pm

    Congrats, Sandy! These photos are precious! ;D

    Have a fab week!


  15. December 4, 2011 / 8:40 pm

    You are glowing! Lovely photos. I adore the one of you in the sunset. That is absolutely my favorite.

  16. December 4, 2011 / 9:19 pm

    these pictures are so beautiful and i love how creative some of the poses are! those little mustache booties are the cutest!

    cute & little

  17. December 4, 2011 / 9:22 pm

    Suuuuper cute my dear! Love your baby bump:-)

  18. December 4, 2011 / 9:25 pm

    sooooo gorgeous!! you, baby bump and your husband are so cute! can hardly wait for the debut of baby A! the silhouette photos are just beauuuutiful.

  19. December 4, 2011 / 9:31 pm

    Yay!! So glad you love them 🙂 It makes me feel super good that you love them, you and Marv are too easy on the eyes. 🙂

  20. December 4, 2011 / 9:34 pm

    you are GLOWING! wow. i love these!

  21. December 4, 2011 / 9:40 pm

    What fantastic photographs, and such treasured memories! I love those little booties.

  22. December 4, 2011 / 10:04 pm

    The sunset picture is gorgeous! Such adorable photos, Sandy!

  23. steph
    December 4, 2011 / 10:11 pm

    These are amazing!!!

  24. December 4, 2011 / 10:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! You look so beautiful — definitely something to look at + cherish once the little peanut gets here!

  25. December 4, 2011 / 11:09 pm

    awe!!! congrats sandy! the photos are beautiful and i can’t wait to meet him!

  26. December 4, 2011 / 11:54 pm

    Preggo in heels?! I applaud you, Darling! You look so gorgeous in all these pictures!

  27. December 5, 2011 / 12:05 am

    Ohmygoodness. These are just so darling! I really like the third photo for your sweet expressions and the sunset kiss… and the picture frame ones. Great choices and lovely dresses!

  28. December 5, 2011 / 12:06 am

    OHMIGOSH that lace dress is GORGEOUS on you!!! I cannot believe it was Forever 21. Did I read that correctly? These pictures are darling. You look wonderful, Sandy!

  29. December 5, 2011 / 2:30 am

    oh my~~ this is the cutest maternity session ever!!! you look soooo beautiful! maybe you should’ve been a maternity model?? i love all the photos! can’t even pick a favorite!

  30. December 5, 2011 / 2:34 am

    They are all SO pretty! I think my fave is the one with the sunset – it is absolutely stunning 🙂


  31. December 5, 2011 / 3:30 am

    Oh, those photos are perfect! You look amazing!

    x Jasmine

  32. December 5, 2011 / 5:01 am

    oh Sandy, they are beautiful, you are positively glowing 🙂

  33. December 5, 2011 / 6:44 am

    These are all so beautiful!! I especially love the train track ones 🙂

  34. December 5, 2011 / 7:21 am

    aw, I just love your photos! they all turned out so well! the ones of you guys walking down the street are my favorite 🙂 you just look so happy!

  35. December 5, 2011 / 9:03 am

    You look great! The photos are lovely. 🙂 enjoy the last bit of being pregnant! The lil bub is coming!

  36. sooae
    December 5, 2011 / 10:15 am

    Sandy!!!!!!!!! you look absolutely stunning, glowing, and just plain GORGEOUS!!!!! the three of you are such a beautiful family, you can just see the love shining through each and every picture <3 You're almost there, hang in there, eat a lot and keep warm! XOXO

  37. December 5, 2011 / 10:26 am

    I just found your blog and love it! Oh, these photos are amazing. I’m currently 19 weeks pregnant, so you’ve inspired me to do this later with my hubby. What a great memory. I’m trying to figure out what to do with my blog since I do outfit posts and I love looking at yours. Look forward to following your adventures.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

  38. December 5, 2011 / 10:40 am

    Ahhhhh!!!! The first one with the tiny pair of shoes absolutely melted my heart! How do you choose which ones to frame when they are all so precious and GORGEOUS? These need to be published in a magazine!!

  39. December 5, 2011 / 11:21 am

    OMG Sandy these are to die for!!!! You guys look amazing! What a gorgeous treasure you have to remember your pregnancy. So happy for you, sweetie 🙂 xoxo

  40. December 5, 2011 / 11:25 am

    You are so beautiful, sweet friend! Love these photos so much! Can’t wait to “meet” baby A soon! Praying for you and Marv in these last few weeks! Love ya!

  41. December 5, 2011 / 11:35 am

    seriously loving all of those pictures… but my favorite is the first one by far! i love shoooeeessss!!! :]

  42. December 5, 2011 / 12:48 pm

    Too darn cute!!! I love the sunset one best! Can’t wait to see Baby “A” la Mode! xo – g

  43. December 5, 2011 / 1:05 pm

    Adorable photos, I can see why you can’t stop looking! Love that framed belly pic, such a fun idea. You can really see the love in your faces, congrats to you both.

  44. December 5, 2011 / 1:10 pm

    you guys look SO ADORABLE and SO HAPPY. i’m super excited for you!! ^_^

  45. December 5, 2011 / 1:15 pm

    So excited for you!!

  46. December 5, 2011 / 1:50 pm

    Such lovely photos! You two are such a beautiful couple =]

  47. December 5, 2011 / 2:14 pm

    these are gorgeous, sandy! you are totally glowing. 🙂

  48. December 5, 2011 / 2:53 pm


    end of story. you are gorgeous lady! can’t wait to “meet” the babe!

  49. December 5, 2011 / 4:36 pm

    sandy you look gorgeous! absolutely perfect

  50. December 5, 2011 / 4:46 pm

    i love the shoe pic! 🙂 You are glowing in these pics, I love them!

  51. December 5, 2011 / 6:09 pm

    THESE are SO amazing! Seriously Sandy! You are stunning, your hubby and you are the perfect couple, and that baby is so lucky to grow into such a loving and creative home.

    She did a great job capturing your cute little family! I love the baby shoes! hehe styling little boy he is going to be!

  52. December 5, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    Wow, your photos turned out beautiful!! I love the silhouette shot and the cute one with the picture frames!

  53. December 5, 2011 / 8:37 pm

    Pretty pics. I really like the one where the camera is looking down on Marvin touching your belly in the fall colored shirt. BEAUTIFUL. That’s a pic you should put up in your house somewhere.

  54. December 6, 2011 / 12:10 am

    Oh my gosh, I love these pictures!!!! You look gorgeous and I love it all!!!

  55. December 6, 2011 / 12:24 am

    I love love LOVE all these photos!!!

  56. December 6, 2011 / 1:00 pm

    These are beautiful Sandy! They brought tears to my eyes, happy ones I can assure you. When I was pregnant, I hated how I look, I guess I wasn’t comfortable with my body back then so I didn’t take any pictures with my belly. I regret it so much now. Looking at these really takes me back to my 2 pregnancies. Can’t wait to see the beautiful baby boy!

  57. December 7, 2011 / 9:08 am

    these are so stunning and heartwarming. i’m ooh’ing and ahhh’ing over all of them. that one of the two of you in the dark with your belly is a favorite for sure.

  58. December 7, 2011 / 9:32 am

    Beautiful, Sandy!! I love the last ones of you with the frame – they are totally adorable!

  59. Kimmie
    December 7, 2011 / 4:49 pm

    Your hair and makeup look AMAZING! Such cute photos!

  60. Sarah Stright
    December 8, 2011 / 8:48 am

    Oh my gosh. These are possibly the cutest things I’ve seen! You guys are a beautiful couple and I can only imagine your baby will just add to that.

  61. December 8, 2011 / 9:17 am

    Sandy, you are so beautiful!! I just love love love all of these photos!!!

  62. December 9, 2011 / 11:54 am

    Love these Sandy! Beautiful photos, beautiful family!

  63. December 9, 2011 / 6:28 pm

    sandy, these photos are too cute! excited for your bundle of joy to arrive 🙂

  64. December 11, 2011 / 8:42 pm

    Those are seriously stunning photos, Sandy! You are glowing! May have to get some contact info for your photographer.. I’d like to get family photos taken (finally), after the baby is here.

    Best of luck with the last few days.. you’re in the home stretch, mama! 😉

  65. December 15, 2011 / 12:38 pm

    Love the one in the sunset, so pretty! Your baby is going to be so lucky to have such amazing parents!

  66. December 16, 2011 / 7:59 am

    Oh my goodness – absolutely stunning! The photos are fantastic. I am dying over the little booties as well!

  67. July 27, 2012 / 9:35 pm

    Congratulations. I pinned some of these gorgeous photos
    Thanks for sharing

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