the Lees | Belly

Disclaimer: This will be at the beginning of all my posts until quarantine is over. I just wanted to reassure you that here at Gina Dreher Photography, we are taking all precautions and following the state’s Stay-At-Home order. These photos were taken back in 2019…I’ve just been so swamped that I haven’t had a chance to share them until now. -Gina

I totally dropped the ball and blogged the newborn photos of this baby in this belly awhile back, before I even blogged their maternity session! So after you enjoy these photos of this lovely family from a year ago, then go back and check out little Jordyn’s newborn session by clicking here. She is a gorgeous baby!

Sara + Aaron | Belly

Remember how I used to blog EVERY single session? I counted it up and guess how many sessions I am behind in blogging? 50? Nope, higher. 78? Nope. 125? Higher. The answer my friends is 192. ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY TWO. It makes me feel like I need to employ a person full-time to get me caught up and my enneagram 3 personality (see last post) makes me want to die from the inability to cross these blogs off my to do list.

I digress. With a lack of new content to share with you all AND with a bit more time on my hands (although homeschooling my children + the sanity-keeping breaks from that keep me a bit busier than I expected) due to the whole Coronavirus pandemic, I am going to TRY to start on my backlog of blog posts!

I figured it would be fun to start with this spring maternity session that happened pretty much exactly a year ago! If you’ve been outside at all, you’ll notice that the trees are starting to bloom like this again, which is so exciting! The little baby in that belly is now over 9 months old, and she is darling! I’ve had the privilege of photographing her every 3 months starting when she was born, so keep an eye out for her beautiful face to show up here!

the Clicks | Belly

Hi friends! It’s been awhile. I’m excited to share this maternity session with you today…I love this family! Their baby girl has since been born and we have done newborn photos, which I’ll share at a later date. But I started with Zach and Kirsten back when they were pregnant with their first baby boy, and have documented them every step of the way. It was so exciting to hear that they were having a girl after two boys and Kirsten couldn’t have been glowing more for her belly photos. We had such a fun evening and captured lots of fun candid moments for them during their last session as a family of four!

Kirstyn + Craig | Maternity

I met Kirstyn and Craig for the first time back in December at their maternity session! Even though the leaves had all fallen off the trees and it was an overcast day, we found a gorgeous spot and I LOVE how these turned out! They are super laid back and easy to get to know. Their sweet baby girl was born in January…so stay tuned for her newborn session post! She is DARLING!

Valerie | Belly

Val is my dear friend and when I heard she and her hubby were expecting their third baby, I was BEYOND excited! That baby girl has since been born and is darling, but before her arrival, we were able to sneak in a little maternity session. I was scrambling to find some fall color, as most of the trees had already shed their leaves at this point. But we found a pretty spot with lots of orange and it was great. It was definitely cold for these photos, so we made the session short and sweet. I’ll (hopefully) catch up (some day) and share the photos from baby Aurora’s newborn session soon!

ALSO…just for fun, click here for Val’s maternity session with her first baby, Isabella.

And click here for the one we did when she was expecting Sam!

Alex + Tom | Belly

These two beautiful people added to their family at the end of December, making it an even 4 kids! They totally don’t look like the parents of 4 kids, do they? But before we did newborn photos, we were able to capture Alex’s belly, and we had a gorgeous afternoon/evening with pretty light! We started out in a nearby small town and then finished up out here at my place. Congrats to the family of 6!

the Davis Family | Belly

Jayme is the most gorgeous expectant momma! This was the first session of September that really gave me the fall vibes out here at the homestead, and I was loving it! Big bro wasn’t too excited about having photos taken, but I think we won him over. The good thing about maternity photos is that if big siblings need a break, you can always focus on just momma for a bit! Thanks for having me take these Jayme…your baby girl is going to be gorgeous!

Kayla + Kelsey | Belly

Kayla and I met early this year when she took a camera class from me. We had an awesome day talking about everything under the sun. I was so excited when she contacted me to tell me that she and her hubby were expecting! We took maternity photos a few weeks back, and she’s so tiny that I kept having to tell her to stick out her belly, haha! I’m so happy for them, and can’t wait for newborn photos in November!

Rachel + Greg | Belly

We were debating all day about whether or not to go forward with Rachel and Greg’s session a few weeks ago. It had been rainy on and off, plus overcast and dark. But they were willing to be adventurous, and my schedule is nuts, so we decided to go ahead and WOWZA I’m so glad we did! I stopped on the way and got a black umbrella to use. It sprinkled on us right at the beginning so we got to use the umbrella (see the first photo below), but then stayed pretty dry the rest of the time. I love the overcast light we had this evening, and how green everything was next to Rachel’s pop of color in her pink dress. So excited to meet and photograph this baby next month!

Chea + Tyler | Belly

I love this session so much! A friend of ours had this huge field of wildflowers basically in their backyard, and I was so excited to use it for a session. Chea and Tyler were perfect, dressed perfect, and did everything I asked of them despite the bugs. I’m so excited for these two first time parents. Congrats to them!