03.10.2010 Marielle

Jess. Maternity.

It was one of the best phone calls I had received in a long time. On the other end of the phone was my ultra fab friend Jess, who told me that she was pregnant! I screamed, jumped up & down & laughed like a crazy 12 year old. To be honest, I’m almost always that ridiculous but when I talked to Jess on the phone that night, I was exceptionally rediculous. I was soooooooo excited for the great news because, quite simply, I knew that she & her husband were going to be the best parents ever. It is so fantastic when your friends have great things happen in their lives-it makes our own lives even better. And this was no exception. Hearing that she was expecting was wonderful, exciting & so fabulous!

Jess has the kindest, sweetest heart of anyone I have ever met. She is giving, totally genuine & is by far the best cook on planet earth. I’m not kidding. She’s made some meals that Sam & I talk about for weeks & weeks. I am so grateful to have a wonderful friend like her in my life & I am so excited for her sweet baby girl to make her appearance!

We almost postponed the shoot because it was hailing when I left my house, but I am so, so glad we did the shoot when we did. The light was incredible & Jess looked fabulous. We finished up with a few shots of her knitting at her house-she’s been knitting some darling things for her baby to be. I love, love how these photographs turned out! I’d love some comments! xoxo, marielle.

This first photograph makes me swoon! Ugggghhhh…Jess…you are gorgeous!


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Marielle Hi! My name is Marielle Hayes and I am a photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love to travel, bargain hunt and spend time with my husband, our daughter and our Boston Terrier. Enjoy my blog and leave me some comments to let me know what you think!

Comments (11)

  1. Deena

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful subject!

  2. I hope I look half as cute in 6 weeks or so! AMAZING photos, I think the last one is my fav 🙂

  3. Jessica

    Marielle! Thanks again so much; I had a great time. You are a truly gifted artist.

  4. Nicole Lonergan

    These are beautiful! She has the cutest belly, and the cutest house!!
    Great job!

  5. Marielle I love it! Sooooo cute! I am going to tell you right now I am pregnant! Go ahead and laugh! 🙂 But if its a girl I totally would love for you to take pictures for me! You are just awesome!

  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jessica! These pictures are fabulous, just like she is. They are going to be amazing parents. Your pictures continue to make me happy!

  7. Liz

    Marielle these are gorgeous! You always find the best locations to shoot in. I love the pictures of her in the field, it’s very Bright Star.

  8. Erik

    Thanks for these, Marielle. They are beautiful and I feel lucky that we’ll have such a lovely “souvenir” from Jessica’s pregnancy. I’m impressed by your great eye & your ability to get pregnant women to cross their legs. No small accomplishment. You’re the best!

  9. These just warm my heart! Why can’t I be that cute when I’m pregnant? 🙂 I LOVE the “mood” of each one – I can tell you captured her emotions so perfectly! And I love, love, love how you put photos together….

    P.S. Can I gush on one more thing? Your black and whites! a.m.a.z.i.n.g.

  10. I like the fact that you shot some photos indoors doing her thing. What a fabulous way to capture the nesting. And you are right, the lighting for the shoot was amazing. Great work. You captured Jess’ glowing face perfectly.

  11. corene

    Great pictures – Jessica you look beautiful!

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