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You’d think that I would have had it all together.  Had lots of ideas I wanted to try out.  Really done all the things that I had ever envisioned.  Because I was going to be on the other side of the camera and we could do whatever I wanted.  Push the envelope and test the limits.  But in reality, I was already 31 weeks pregnant and I hadn’t even thought much about doing a maternity session.  Crazy, right?!  I mean, I KNOW how important it is to document your life.  I talk about it all the time.  And I really and truly believe it.  But the actually getting around to doing it, it’s tough.

I’m so lucky that Ala just told me she was coming over and to be ready for her.  Because I am so so so thankful that we have these images from before McCarty decided to make her entrance into this world. She may very well be our only child, so the days of round bellies might be behind me.  Having these images reminds me of that very brief moment in time when I had rock hard abs and really enjoyed the way I looked in a body con dress.  While I felt super bloated and like my face might explode, these images remind me of the absolute miracle of pregnancy.  And while my face looks so funny to me, and I hope it never ever looks quite so large again, I am so happy to be able to have these to share with my daughter.  I hope she knows how much she was loved, even before she arrived.

So, if you’re on the fence.  Or you think that your face looks to weird.  Or that you waited too long.  Or anything.  Stop.  You get this one brief moment in time to document the craziest thing that your body will ever do. Hold on to it, it will be over before you know it.

Ala – you are the absolute best and I can never thank you enough for making sure that we did this.  It’s so important and I am forever grateful to your beautiful face.  Thank you so much darling!

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I’m trying something a little special this year!  On Saturday May 2, I’m hosting Mothers Day Mini Sessions at my home studio in North Hollywood!  Sessions will be shot against a white backdrop with a focus on simple and classic black & white images.   These could be used for families, kids of all ages, maternity sessions, anyone you want to get in front of my camera!  We’ll shoot for about 25 minutes, you’ll receive 25 images via digital download the following week and sessions will be $250.  There are limited spots available, so if you want one or have any questions, shoot me an email at jordana@hazelnutphotography.com.

Hope to see you there!

 

I met Matt about a million years ago, at his brothers wedding.  Their family is so much fun and so lovely and so I was thrilled to hear from his fiancé Meray that they were engaged and getting married at Calamigos Ranch!  These two are the sweetest and I am so thrilled to be documenting their wedding!  Meray is so beautiful, inside & out.  The way Matt looks at her, you know he knows he’s the luckiest guy in the world.  But she returns every ounce of that love & respect for him.   Their interactions with each other were so beautiful to watch and I couldn’t be happier to document this next big step in their relationship!

Meray & Matt – I couldn’t be more excited for the two of you!  I’m so looking forward to your wedding day… see you so soon!

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I am SOOOO happy to be posting this session, for a few reasons.  The first being that Kelsey & Scott are some of the most adorable people I’ve ever met… remember their engagement session?  The second being that I’ve been working on it for six days, have made so many technical phone calls to all of the internet people I know and have come so so so close to just throwing the entire computer out the front window, selling the house and moving to the mountains where technology doesn’t exist.  It’s been fun kids.

BUT, here it is, one of my favorite maternity sessions.  Worth all of the time and effort it took to bring it to the internet!

Kelsey & Scott are expecting a little boy, just a few days before Chris & I are planning on a little girl!   They wanted to keep the session really natural, focusing on the two of them and that growing bump, and I love love love it.  The location was perfect, these two have only fallen more for each other over the years and I think that baby will be the most amazing addition to their family.

Kelsey & Scott – Thank you so much for trekking all over SoCal and this enormous field with me!   I have the best time with the two of you and can’t wait to get our little ones together!  I’m so excited to meet him!

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