09.25.07 Anytime

Courtney : Maternity

ourtney and David sat in the nursery—complete with its blue accents in every nook and cranny—and read aloud their favorite childhood books. Because when Baby Isaiah is born in a couple months, they want him to know fine literary pieces such as The Giving Tree and Love You Forever. This alone qualifies them to be amazing parents and I’m positive the precious soul they bring into the world will be destined for great and mighty things.

When Courtney asked me to photograph her maternity session, I was honored. We have worked together quite a bit this past summer (she runs the fabulous Joyful Weddings and Events), so being able to document this personal chapter of her life was a blessing.

Courtney and David, I wish you the very best on your journey into parenthood. Words can’t express how much I enjoyed your company and I can’t wait to see you again soon…perhaps by then I’ll be holding a little baby in my arms! ;)

Talk about getting life started on the right foot! Little Isaiah will have miniature Uggs, Baby Vans, and Baby Converse...lucky! ;)

Courtney later decided she wanted a series showcasing her belly, so we had a little fun experimenting with such a cool change of pace (photos blogged with permission)

To view more of Courtney's maternity session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!
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Carolyn - Life is truly funny at times, today my sister and I were waiting for my dad at the dental clinic, we started talking to a lady (whom we don't know) about not having anything to read while we were waiting, and she gave us a book she had just bought for a baby blessing and the book was "Love our Forever" to read, that is an amazing book in it's simplicity, I almost cried at the last two pages. P.s Courtney has a beautiful tummy. :)  11.25.09 - 2:35pm
Kay English - Aww! I love it! Especially the one with the light coming through the blinds.  07.29.09 - 8:16am
Kate Stanley - WOW! You have really captured Courtney's beauty! You brought tears to my eyes.   09.28.07 - 3:06pm
Poppy - Wow Jasmine... you really did capture the joy and awe of expecting a new precious life. You almost had me wanting another child... almost!! beautiful!!  09.27.07 - 1:38pm
erika - those are absolutely beautiful Jas! ;-)  09.27.07 - 12:35pm
Jasmine C. - You captured the beauty and joy that is when God blesses a couple with a baby. :) Beautiful!  09.27.07 - 12:28pm
Regina - Can you come to Michigan and do my maternity shoot???? Pretty please with sugar on top.... Awesome photos.  09.27.07 - 9:26am
david toney - wow. thanks for capturing my beautiful wife in such awesome ways. i love it. you rock in a big time way.  09.27.07 - 7:47am
Paige Kearin - I love it! You can see their excitement and love.  09.26.07 - 11:18pm
Melissa Koehler - These are so precious. They will look back on these all the time and remember the baby to come. You documented these beautifully Jasmine!  09.26.07 - 7:24pm
Tonya - These pictures are great. I just had a baby and i wish I would have had more pictures of me taken. I guess I would rather spend my time behind the camera!  09.26.07 - 6:05pm
Sarah Shalley - wow! the one with the heart on the belly almost made me cry! amazing, as always. want to come to tx to train me? love them.  09.26.07 - 5:17pm
david baxter - love the feel of that last image. absolutely beautiful jasmine.  09.26.07 - 4:17pm
Jasmine* - Hi Gabriel! I shoot often wide open and it's just something I've gotten used to. I shoot a lot and I'm constantly refocusing to ensure the focal point is right (oh, and I don't use the center-focus point exclusively...I changed the focal point constantly!). And, believe me, I get more than my share of unfocused images! ;) Hi Cassandra! My clients usually get about 70 images after an average session. Hope this helps! :)  09.26.07 - 4:13pm
Trista - Love them Jas! The last one is soo awesome!  09.26.07 - 4:03pm
DrewB - These are awesome Jas! Courtney looks beautiful! And I see they have some blue and gold outfits in the closet! Woohoo!  09.26.07 - 3:35pm
Joanne - Jasmine you are so amazing! These are stunning, just like everything else you do!   09.26.07 - 3:11pm
Joyful Weddings & Events - :)  09.26.07 - 2:14pm
Alaina - Courtney is the the most beautiful pregnant woman ever! You captured her and David soo well, Jasmine! The pictures are amazing!  09.26.07 - 12:40pm
gabriel ryan - awesome as usual! so, after re-visiting melinda and vern's engagement, i am totally inspired/awe-struck at your ability to shoot portraits at f1.8. how and the heck do you do this and still have such crisp images? and do you use auto or manual focus?  09.26.07 - 12:39pm
Stacy Cross - Those are so beautiful! One day this baby will be so blessed to look back and see how much his mom and dad loved and wanted him before he was even born! :) Precious!  09.26.07 - 12:21pm
amelialyon - Love the last shadow shot...super intimate!  09.26.07 - 12:13pm
Simply Modern Weddings - So sweet...I just love that they have started his cool shoe collection. Great job j*  09.26.07 - 10:54am
Edan Ramos - Jasmine, not sure how you make even the most ordinary snapshop look so dang cool....boy DJ must has rubbed off on you. You really rock....and your bio is quite an inspiration.   09.26.07 - 10:37am
angie - Pregnant women are so cute! She has such an adorable pregnant belly. Such fun and cute photos!  09.26.07 - 10:06am
cassandra m - P.S. How many photos do you usually take for maternity or engagement shoots?  09.26.07 - 10:00am
cassandra m - B-E-A-U-T-iful! I love what you did with the last 3 pics. Those are my favs! They look so SOFT & give a nice vibe. She looks so peaceful. And the first pics, well they just look they will be fun parents. very happy shots! bravo bravo.   09.26.07 - 9:57am
echo - Long time lurker here but I just had to comment! These pictures are beautiful! Courtney and David look so happy, peaceful, and sweet. Jasmine, you have to get a picture of Isaiah when he arrives so the world can see! =)  09.26.07 - 9:05am
Tiffany - How beautiful...I haven't seen maternity photos from you...very neat. You can do it all!  09.26.07 - 9:01am
Michelle Bres - Hi Jasmine!! Is great that you are shooting this pics, I been doing this shots too, you can see them in my we site and in the blog, I hope you like them!! A lot of women wants this!! My mom sais that in her years no women show their pragnancy, it wasn't accepted, and now!! it is beauty!! I feel is part of the women freedom, express the miracle of life. kisses Michelle  09.26.07 - 8:59am
Rachel Brooke - beautiful! I haven't seen you post one of these before, and I just love it!  09.26.07 - 8:50am