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There are a few people I’ve photographed many times…no one as many times as my sister (early maternity at the beach and later maternity in the bedroom). She is a beautiful sister…and now she is a beautiful mother. On February 16th she gave birth to her first baby boy, Jack. She lives in Rankin Inlet but gave birth in Winnipeg (as I understand it, this is the norm…). Unfortunately I was unable to be there for the birth but our parents were there. As a women whose never experience pregnancy or birth, I have to warn you I am a little romantic about this story.

This wasn’t really real for me until I got the call at 3am on February 16 from a noisy hotel room downtown Winnipeg…gasp! I could hear my sister having contractions. I had never heard that noise before. My heart sank and I cried. We were having a baby. It was time! I’m getting teary eye thinking about those moments now. I begged my father who was on the other line “Please, please take the phone to where she is, let me hear her! Is she OK? Where is her hubby? Where is her momma?!” Hesitantly I hung up the phone and immediately Facebooked my brother in New Zealand. I waited. I went to bed. I woke up my husband. I waited and I finally slept.

At 820am that morning I heard my cell ring…gasp! Blocked call…always my dad. No hello just “Dad? Do we have a baby? Is he here?” He’s HERE! We HAD A BABY! The best baby. We cried together about his first grandson, about his secret name, we would all finally know…we had a baby Jack. We cried about our Emily, my sister, my father’s daughter, and Jack’s strong mother.

I have seen women act like me…I didn’t know. I really¬†didn’t understand. I get it now. Baby Jack is ours. He is the first new generation our immediate family has ever known. He is truly a love child. A beautiful little being conceived out of love and dedication. This new baby has brought us new perspective.

My sister is my idol. She is the big sister now.

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This is a culmination of all my favourite things…a sister, a baby bump, a bedroom, and sexy lingerie. My dear sweet sexy sister lives in Nunavut, that’s right Nunavut! Right now it’s dark and damn cold, but still she manages to heat things up (while pregnant none the less).

So here she is…the most beautiful pregnant woman I have EVER seen. Ever! She is 7 months along, loving life, excited to meet her baby, and simply glowing. We knew while she home we’d have do a quick session (last time she was home we shot on the beach…just a little pregnant, https://khiphotography.wordpress.com/2009/09/15/beach-belly-maternity-portraits/. The afternoon before the shoot we ended up at LaSenza…the belly shoot quickly turned into a boudoir shoot! Here she is…my beautiful, sexy, wonderful, happy, easy to photograph sister.

I loved seeing her. Listening to baby’s heartbeat, feeling his hiccups, and simply enjoying a much needed visit. We are so lucky to have seen her before baby’s birth. I love you, sisty! See you in February.

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This incredible belly belongs to my beloved sisty, Emily. One of the most beautiful women I know. She returned home to Ontario for one month. It is never long enough and happens only once every 5 months. I am so pleased to share with you her belly, her beach belly.

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I just finished Julie and Paul’s Baby Photo Album. Its been approved and they love it. I thought this layout was just perfect for such a beautiful, loving couple. I asked Julie to chose her favorite images from their Smug Mug gallery and send them my way. This is the result. The wonderful thing about these 11×13 hardcover albums is that once they’ve been sent to print and finally published family and friends can order them online at cost. To view the full Belly Photo Album visit my client gallery, http://www.katehood.smugmug.com.

Front Cover KHI Photography

Front Cover KHI Photography

Belly Album Page 2

Belly Album Page 2

Belly Album Page 4

Belly Album Page 4

Belly Album Page 5

Belly Album Page 5

Belly Album Page 8

Belly Album Page 8

Belly Album Page 10

Belly Album Page 10

Belly Album Last Page Proud Parents

Belly Album Last Page Proud Parents

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Can I tell you?! Let me tell you how much I loved this shoot!

The beautiful mother-to-be is a very old friend of mine, Julie. We grew up next door to each other at the cottage. It was a pleasure and an honour to take these pictures of her and Paul. Not only was this my first belly shoot, it was my first shoot with these two. Earlier that weekend I attended Julie’s baby shower, had a sleepover party with her, Paul, and their friends, and enjoyed a super wonderful breakie at their place. I had a blast! Can I also mention (gimme a w00p w00p!) for the fabulous wall paper in their kitchen. I brought professional lighting, reflectors, and props, AND solicited the help of others.

Turns out all I needed was a belly, one hot momma, and 6’5 basketball playing daddy to be! Voila. To view the entire album visit http://www.katehood.smugmug.com.

Julie, Paul, and Belly

Julie, Paul, and Belly

Paul and Belly by KHI Photography

Paul and Belly by KHI Photography

Jelly Belly Baby by KHI Photography

Jelly Belly Baby by KHI Photography

The Belly by KHI Photography

The Belly by KHI Photography

Jolly Belly by KHI Photography

Jolly Belly by KHI Photography

Julie in Pauls Shirt by KHI Photography

Julie in Paul's Shirt by KHI Photography

Beauty Belly by KHI Photography

Beauty Belly by KHI Photography

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