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Journey to Motherhood: Maternity Photoshoot

Being first time preggos and soon-to-be parents, we were more than thrilled to have our first pregnancy captured on film. Surprisingly, I haven’t really been capturing my pregnancy journey and thought that a maternity shoot might make up for it. Choosing a photographer was a no brainer. I’ve been creeping and following Whitney Heard for some time now through social media. Her photographs capture natural light and convey indescribable emotions. She took both digital and film photographs for us (you may see the difference below) and we were absolutely blown away by her talent! Personally, I find it hard to be in front of the camera but she made us feel comfortable during our entire photoshoot. This is not a sponsored post – we paid for the services Whitney provided and we were absolutely glad we took the time to capture a special moment in our lives. I also think it’s important to support talented people who are doing what they love every day!

Our very first stop was Chudleigh’s Farm in Milton, Ontario. It’s apple picking season, but we arrived to the orchard about an hour before close and there was absolutely no one in sight! Take about perfect timing for our photoshoot.

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After the apple orchard, we got in our cars and hopped over to Andrews’ Scenic Acres to take in the dahlia flower field during sunset. If you haven’t already visited this year, you still may be able to see the beautiful dahlias and not to mention pick your own. I don’t know why I haven’t found this place sooner! I highly recommend it not only for the dahlias but for the corn and sunflower fields as well. We arrived within nearly 30 minutes to close and got stick in the field while the sprinklers went off for the evening! The sprinklers actually turned out to be great for our photos and not to mention super refreshing for this mama-to-be (it was nearly 30+ degrees that September day)! Some sweet workers on the farm also held some of the sprinklers for us so that we could get some shots in without being drenched.

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Thank you again for being part of our journey. Everything is new and the experience can sometimes be overwhelming but we are thankful for it all. BIG THANK YOU to:

Photography: Whitney Heard
Makeup: Karen Kim Beauty
Dress: Storq (here)

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72 Comments

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    Areej Ashraf
    October 13, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    These are such stunning photos, Esther!

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      Hillary
      October 13, 2017 at 3:22 PM

      Love this post, and that dress! I’ve had my eye on it for awhile, I need a breastfeeding friendly dress!
      -Hillary (@hilldots)

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    Shianne
    October 13, 2017 at 9:49 AM

    @monetnoelle

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    Laura
    October 13, 2017 at 10:05 AM

    On it! @mrs_lauracha I hope I win!!! 🤞🤞🤞

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    Sarah Chung
    October 13, 2017 at 11:12 AM

    Stunning photos ❤️. You’re gonna love motherhood!

    And kekeke me too. I hope I win! @sarahxchung

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    Natasha Pleis
    October 13, 2017 at 11:48 AM

    These pictures are stunning!!

    @natashapleis

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    Katherine
    October 13, 2017 at 1:13 PM

    These are lovely! @kattygrams

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    Jenna
    October 13, 2017 at 1:30 PM

    These photos are so lovely 😍

    @thejennaogle

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    Sarah
    October 13, 2017 at 1:38 PM

    Beautiful pictures!

    @sarahsmoseley

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    Maggie pollard
    October 13, 2017 at 1:43 PM

    These make me wish I did maternity photos! Especially in an orchard, so creative and cute!

    @shaggiemaggie2

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    Aurie
    October 13, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    I love apple orchard photos! You look amazing mama ❤❤ @cupcakeaurie

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    Jessica Smith
    October 13, 2017 at 1:48 PM

    Gorgeous photos! @jesssmith22

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    Amanda de Avila
    October 13, 2017 at 1:56 PM

    Love every picture from the maternity shoot! I only took a few pictures of my belly with my first pregnancy and wish I took more! You will always cherish these pictures! Definitely going to start capturing this second pregnancy better because it is flying by!

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    Alexis johnson
    October 13, 2017 at 1:56 PM

    These photos are amazing!!! 😍 I need to get mine done!

    @lexiejo_

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    Amy
    October 13, 2017 at 1:58 PM

    That dahlia field! So gorgeous! @amymavy

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    Amanda de Avila
    October 13, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    @amanda.deavila

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    Julie
    October 13, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    You both are STUNNING! Loved reading this!

    IG: @julianneiverson

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    Rina
    October 13, 2017 at 2:04 PM

    These are absolutely stunning!! This little farm is so cute!! @littlebabyluca

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    Liz Haderlie
    October 13, 2017 at 2:16 PM

    Gorgeous photos!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway with Gathre! @lizhaderlie

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    Laura
    October 13, 2017 at 2:37 PM

    Wow! These are absolutely beautiful! Pregnancy is such an amazing experience and these photos are such a perfect way to cherish the moment ❤️ I love looking back to ours (which my hubby took) and remembering those days as I look at my now 2 year old 🤗 Time really flies by super quick. I’m going to try and hang on to every little second of his fast growing life ❤️

    Ig handle: lkim0706

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    venea meyer
    October 13, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    your blog and insta are beautiful! @veneameyer

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    Anna shishikin
    October 13, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    So beautiful! Definitely keep taking photos. I thought I took too many but looking back I definitely didn’t take enough!

    @anyashish

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    Lydia
    October 13, 2017 at 2:54 PM

    Loving this blogpost! @lydiacounce

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    Joanna Lee
    October 13, 2017 at 3:00 PM

    Beautiful photos Esther! You’re gonna love motherhood! @jaynjo

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    Mari
    October 13, 2017 at 3:00 PM

    Your photos turned out so beautifully! I love the way you decided to have them done 😍

    @marsmari23

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    Tracy
    October 13, 2017 at 3:21 PM

    Such beautiful photos! Hope birth and recovery will be smooth for you! @tre.songz

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    Sara
    October 13, 2017 at 3:23 PM

    Oh man, I wish I had done a photoshoot for all three of my pregnancies. At least I got my act together for the third and demanded my husband document it for me. All the photos from pregnancies 1 & 2 look like they were taken on a potato. 😂
    Your photos are stunning and you will cherish them forever 💕

    -@mamanbertrand

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    Jennifer
    October 13, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    These photos are absolutely beautiful. Glad I found your pretty feed through the gathre giveaway.

    Fingers crossed! @jenny_thomas

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    Anna
    October 13, 2017 at 3:27 PM

    Omg these pics are breathtaking! Congratulations on your new little one! So exciting! @dearauggie

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    Evelyn
    October 13, 2017 at 3:35 PM

    Just beautiful! The pictures are amazing I love the lighting!
    @evelynlou

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    Colette
    October 13, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Oh, so beautiful!!! 😍😍😍
    @colettecookie

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    Bethany
    October 13, 2017 at 4:52 PM

    Wow😍 Gorgeous photos, I love your dress. @bk.nield

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    Tonia
    October 13, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    Love all these photos! So beautiful! I’m expecting too and I’ve been dying to have an apple farm shoot. @toniarizhkova

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    Emma Charlotte
    October 13, 2017 at 5:25 PM

    Oh wow!!! These are stunning!! ♥️ @miss.emmacharlotte

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    Tonia
    October 13, 2017 at 5:26 PM

    Ps so excited to follow your pregnancy journey, I’m only a week behind you!

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    Ribka
    October 13, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    Love these pictures!! 😍😍 @ribkariri

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    Emma
    October 13, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    So beautiful!

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      Emma
      October 13, 2017 at 5:36 PM

      So beautiful! @miss.emmacharlotte

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    Sonia Chang
    October 13, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Love your blog and IG! Those dahlias are beautiful! Congrats again on being mama-to-be!

    @stillhungryy *fingers crossed* I know I got no baby but I would love to give it to my sister. She’s the best and I like to spoil her when I can 🙂

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    Hillary
    October 13, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    Beautiful photoshoot- I’m definitely taking inspiration for ours!

    @hillylangloi

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    Laura
    October 13, 2017 at 5:41 PM

    Gorgeous!! 😍😍😍 @lauraxlo

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    Lauren
    October 13, 2017 at 5:47 PM

    Ah I was there too this year! Such a sweet idea for a photo shoot! @lspinky 😘

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    Vicky
    October 13, 2017 at 6:24 PM

    So beautiful!! 😍😍 @vchubu

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    Alice
    October 13, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    Aww so pretty!! These photos turned out so great!! @aliicechung

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    bwnesmith
    October 13, 2017 at 7:34 PM

    Stunning images!😍 Y’all are glowing!!!

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    Lindsey
    October 13, 2017 at 8:36 PM

    Beautiful photos! And I love the setting! I weirdly didn’t want maternity photos, but ended up taking some anyway, and am now so glad I did! It’s fun to look back on them now 🙂 @lindseypiepie

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    Sami
    October 13, 2017 at 8:44 PM

    These photos are absolutely stunning 💟

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    Shelbie Boor
    October 13, 2017 at 11:30 PM

    I love the personality of these photos! And the light is 👌🏽
    @shelbiecominroundthemtn

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    Jen A.
    October 13, 2017 at 11:52 PM

    You. The photos. The dress. So lovely!

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    Lia
    October 14, 2017 at 1:43 AM

    Beautiful photos!

    – Lia (@liagonzales12)

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    Liz Miyazaki
    October 14, 2017 at 2:00 AM

    Beautiful 💕

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      Liz Miyazaki
      October 14, 2017 at 2:01 AM

      @lizsfitlife

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    Christina (stina_mitch)
    October 14, 2017 at 3:11 AM

    Beautiful photos! I live in California and I wonder now if we have any places like that! These also made me super jealous because I didn’t do maternity photos haha love it

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    Vika Ellis
    October 14, 2017 at 3:33 AM

    I’ve just got pregnant with our first too… we are so excited and this shoot has given me some inspiration for when we do ours.
    Thanks

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    Tamara
    October 14, 2017 at 5:07 AM

    Beautiful photos and blog post, I wish I had taken the time to do professional photos during my pregnancies.

    @tmerrick88

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    Ren Lake
    October 14, 2017 at 6:12 AM

    Amazing photos. You look beautiful. Also, what a fun idea to do them in an apple orchard. @r3n.lake

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    Alexandra Hill
    October 14, 2017 at 7:39 AM

    Beautiful pictures! Going Apple picking this weekend! Our little’s first time! Find us @_alexxandra on IG to see our pictures!!

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    Joy
    October 14, 2017 at 8:17 AM

    Whitney Heard did an amazing job! Love the Dahlia fields! Didn’t know they existed till this blog. Gotta go visit!
    @joy_jong

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    Valeria Graves
    October 14, 2017 at 8:51 AM

    So pretty! You are going to be a wonderful momma!!!! ❤️
    ( @val.graves )

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    Rachel
    October 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    Stunning pictures! And you are a beautiful mama to be! I never did take any maternity pictures when I was pregnant and this makes me wish I did, such special memories!

    @rachellklassen

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    Jeannette
    October 14, 2017 at 9:59 AM

    Cute photos!
    @jeannetteholder

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    Brittany
    October 14, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Darling fall maternity photoshoot! #photographergoals

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    SUmmer Fabrizi
    October 14, 2017 at 11:38 AM

    Beautiful!

    IG: summer.fabrizi

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    Friscella
    October 14, 2017 at 12:05 PM

    You look stunning! You are going to love motherhood! 💕 – Friscella (@sellbell204)

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    Lauren carlson
    October 14, 2017 at 1:07 PM

    So gorgeous!

    @thelaurenbeck

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    Anel
    October 14, 2017 at 4:31 PM

    Absolutely stunning ! I really like your dress! You look amazing! The light that was captured is amazing! (@winney04)

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    Selynn
    October 15, 2017 at 12:17 AM

    The pictures came out so beautifully! I can’t wait to meet baby Lee!

    @scarloandco

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    Courtney
    October 15, 2017 at 11:38 AM

    Can’t wait for our little ones to play together! So excited for you & Roy!! 💕

    @raising_morebabies

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    Emily
    October 15, 2017 at 12:12 PM

    Oh my goodness, absolutely stunning!

    -Emily (@emily.pb)

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    Laura
    October 15, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    Such a lovely idea for a maternity shoot!

    Xo Laura
    @lauratrubkin

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    Brittany Spencer
    October 15, 2017 at 9:51 PM

    Gorgeous photos! @bspencer1

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    Ashley
    October 15, 2017 at 11:30 PM

    SO stunning! You are an amazing photographer! 😍 @xo.ashleysmith

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