12.03.2012

// Hello little Pedersen family.

Our amazing friends, Luke and Jen, are expecting their first baby.
I went to hang out with them in their beautiful home to document them, their sweet dog Lilla and the little Pedersen bump, just doing their usual thing on a beautiful Sunday morning.
We made flapjacks, then ate them and then had a little lazy Sunday snooze.

I think that maternity photography, or any baby-related photography for that matter, can sometimes be quite cheesy. I loved being able to just hang out with these guys and to document a small part of this season of joyful expectation for them, rather than doing some elaborate photo shoot with only Jen. I think the father is as much a part of this as the mum is, and documenting something real and simple, like them just hanging out on a Sunday morning, is much more relevant. I hope that one day, when Travis and I are expecting our first little one, someone will document us in the same way. It's just beautiful. And it was fun :)

Jen, Luke, Lilla and sweetest little bump, thank you for making awesome flapjacks and for a lovely Sunday morning hang-out. You guys are gems.

love,
Maike

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43 comments:

  1. Maiks, you are amazing. These are beautiful and heartfelt. So very lovely. Can I please stick up my hand to photograph you guys like this one day? Jen and Luke must be so happy with these! xxx

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  2. You're right about the "cheesy" which is why I have avoided a photoshoot during my pregnancy. These have opened my mind. thank you.

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  3. the most unassuming and natural family shoot. Beautiful!

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  4. do you have an email address I can contact you at?

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    1. Hi Julia, you can mail me at: maike[at]welovepictures[dot]co[dot]za :)

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  5. so nice! where can i get here shoes? help

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  6. i adore this shoot- so lovely.

    also, I agree with scout- can we know where her shoes are from?

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind and encouraging words guys.
      Her shoes belonged to her grandma :)
      So cute.

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  7. just found your blog - such gorgeous pictures!

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  8. Eek! So lovely! And now the bump is a smal human out in the world!

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  9. You have a really nice blog. Your shots are really great. I have bookmarked your site so I read your future updates. Thanks and God Bless.

    http://www.peoplesquotes.com

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  10. I have never seen anything this gorgeous. It is SO natural. Nic and myself are expecting our first (we actually live up the road from you - we have the bulldog - Banjoe) haha. Would love pics like this for us to cherish forever. Nothing cheesy about it. Agree with you on the preggy / cheezy thing. *eek* WOW it's beautiful. Xx

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  11. Oh my gosh, the love is just so palpable between them. This is beautiful. One day when I have babies, I want photos like these taken!

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  12. Love these! So beautifully understated.

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  13. Found you via Cup of Jo today- these are lovely. I'm currently 33 wks pregnant and haven't done any photos yet- usually too posed and forced. There are some truly lovely images here. Well done!

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  14. Just beautiful! Making me long for a leisurely morning-in :)

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  15. These photos are really absolutely adorable. It so nice to see their quiet life before baby!

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  16. Do you mind sharing where your black dress is from? You look beautiful!

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    1. Thank you ; ) I bought it when I was in Paris from H&M Mama

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  17. these photographs are amazing. love the couch shot from above.

    xoxo

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  18. These photos are so beautiful! They tell such a sweet quiet story.

    My partner and I are expecting our first child, and these photos are inspiring me so much. Thank you for sharing them.

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  19. Simple, original, and so beautiful!

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  20. These are beautiful! I love their table-I'm trying to nest in my own place right now and would love to know where they got it! Thank you!

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  21. I love this photo shoot, Joanna Goddard called the pictures "beautiful understated" and I could not agree more! Absolutely beautiful and not your ordinary shoot. The 6. picture is my favorite.

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  22. these photos are so sweet! I love day-to-day captures like this. Lovely.

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  23. oh my goodness! these are gorgeous!

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  24. So gorgeous! A wonderful, original, and brilliant idea that this family will cherish forever :)

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  25. Wow... these shots will be treasured. So elegant and subtle.

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