Porterville Maternity Photographer | Bellies

Some mamas have big, round pregnant bellies…some mamas have tiny, envy-of-every-other-woman pregnant bellies…some mamas are short so baby doesn’t have a lot of room…some mamas are tall so baby can really stretch out. Pregnancy looks different on every mama. Even if you’ve been pregnant before it may look different on you this time around. The point is Bellies & Babies Photography has a gown that will look great no matter what pregnancy looks like on you. So bring me your bellies!

Advantages to hiring Bellies & Babies Photography:

For some time I’ve been wanting to make a catalog of the gown collection that I have available for my clients. At present I have about 50 gowns but I add to my closet regularly. There are many different styles, colors and sizes so you will definitely find something you like. And it allows me to offer a consistent look to my clients so you know what you’re portraits will look like before you even book with me. You don’t have to worry about what to wear for your session…I’ve got you covered.

I encourage my maternity clients to stop by the studio a few days before their session to try on gowns and choose their wardrobe for their session. It helps them feel more relaxed on the morning of their photo session because they already know what lipstick to wear or jewelry to bring to match the dresses they picked out. Most mamas say they love “shopping” my closet and playing “dress up”.

Model Call

You can see just some of the gowns on this post. I’m just starting to photograph each gown so I can compile a catalog. I’ll be doing a few more model calls for pregnant mamas who can help me show off my collection. If you or someone you know is interested in modeling please contact me here Alaina@Bellies-n-BabiesPhotography.com
Please include a full body photo of yourself and details about how far along in your pregnancy you are.

Thanks to https://www.mii-estilo.com/ and http://shopanabrandt.com/ for all the incredible gowns.

One Response to “Porterville Maternity Photographer | Bellies”

  1. Michelle Cervantes

    I LOVED playing dress up, trying on all the different gowns. You really do have an amazing selection, there is something there for everyone. Takes away the stress of having to find a gown on my own. It made the photo session way more fun. Just show up and have fun taking pictures!!! Great job Alaina.

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Porterville Maternity Photographer | Aishia’s Third Baby

As a Porterville maternity photographer I always ask new clients if this is their first baby. Aishia said, “No, my third…and last.” 😀 (That’s actually a very common response.) Three kids makes for a large family these days, most people stop after one or two. My husband and I wanted three but after two pregnancies riddled with complications we decided to quit while we were ahead. So, although I used to often wonder what my third child would have been like, we will never know. And it also means I have no advice to give to a mom expecting her third – she probably doesn’t need it anyway.

But there’s a great post on ScaryMommy (a very realistic mom blog) that covers the topic of the third baby. I love what Shannon Meyerkort had to say:

“This baby will make you realize how much love the human heart is capable of. You look at your older children with fresh eyes, and realize how painful it is to be away from them. You will look at your husband and be grateful for three precious gifts he has given you, and forgive him for (almost) everything else. Your life will be hectic and crazy and loud and full of shouting and frustration and love. You will have even more of those special experiences, even more of those breathtaking moments.

You will finally be complete.”

Read the entire post here https://www.scarymommy.com/having-a-third-child/

Congratulations Aishia. I can’t wait to meet the baby who will make your family complete.

Thank you to Taopan (shop here http://www.shopanabrandt.com/maternity/) and Mii Estilo (shop here https://www.mii-estilo.com/ ) for the gorgeous maternity gowns.

If you’re interested in a maternity session please contact me here https://bellies-n-babiesphotography.com/contact-me

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Porterville Newborn Photographer | Introducing Cooper

Being a Porterville Newborn Photographer is the best! I had the privilege of photographing both Cooper and his big brother as newborns.

It warms my heart when I get to see babies grow and become big brothers and sisters. To watch nervous women with their first babies settle comfortably into the role of “mom” with their second baby. To chronicle your families as they change and grow and capture the beauty of each unique child. What I’m trying to say is…repeat clients rock!

My favorite photos from any session are the sibling shots. Sometimes they’re the hardest shots to get (because wrangling a 2 or 3 year old and keeping them interested in a newborn is no easy task) but they’re also the most rewarding. This big brother was so patient and loving with his new little guy that he made my job a breeze and the result is so super sweet and adorable.

Thank you Vastoys for the beautiful knit hats and props. Shop Vasilisa‘s flawless collection here https://www.etsy.com/shop/vastoys

If you’re looking for a newborn photographer in Porterville, CA please contact me here: https://bellies-n-babiesphotography.com/contact-me

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Porterville Newborn Photographer | Introducing Leo

Leo and his big brother, who I also photographed when he was a newborn, came over to play the other day. Getting to see little ones as they grow is such a fun part of this job. Big brother, Noah, is a smart, curious boy that did a great job posing with baby brother Leo even though he wasn’t feeling too great. Check out those photos on my instagram page:   https://www.instagram.com/belliesbabies/

Also, I am not getting tired of these simple black and white images, not sure I ever will. They’re so clean and timeless. It looks like I did a whole session with baby on black (FYI, I’m not against that) but it’s only because this little guy was so squirmy he was a perfect subject for this type of photo. I love to just wait and see how baby will naturally move around. These type of photos aren’t “posed” in the same way the rest of a newborn session normally is. If his hands are in fists, that’s okay. If his arm covers his face, that’s okay. To me, part of the beauty of these photos are the characteristic movements and expressions of Leo. Each baby is a unique and special little person, and I love them all.

Welcome to the world little one.


If you’re looking for a newborn photographer in Porterville, CA please contact me here: https://bellies-n-babiesphotography.com/contact-me


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Porterville Family Photographer | Lifestyle Session

I recently had the opportunity to do a lifestyle session with a special family. It’s not the kind of photography that I normally do so I was excited for the challenge and the chance to be creative in a new space. I’m so glad that I did it, because it reaffirmed to me how important it is to document our lives. Not just the special occasions, the get dressed up, everybody look at the camera and smile moments…but the every day, just spending time with the people that you love moments. Sometimes the most mundane things are the moments we most often remember when we think of someone that we love. I think that makes them significant moments after all. I would cherish a photo of me fishing with my grandpa or cutting out paper snowflakes with my granny. What photo do you wish you had with your grandparents? These precious little girls now have a record of a day they spent with their great-grandparents. I hope they treasure these moments and the legacy that their great-grandma and papa have built for them.

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~Alex Haley

If you’re looking for a family photographer in Porterville, CA please contact me here: https://bellies-n-babiesphotography.com/contact-me

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