Thursday, December 16, 2010

you and me + 1 = 3







And there were just as many terrible ones. My favorites:



Happy weekend, friends.
One weekend full of hot chocolate, warm cookies from the oven, and sweet little Christmas lights sounds pretty perfect, right now.

43 comments:

Annie Kennedy said...

Haha! Love those ones at the end! :) You get some of the best lens flare I've ever seen! Mine just gets blown out - no shapes... what's the secret!? :)

Corey said...

Wonderful photographs! I love your outtakes! Xoxo Corey

anna-lee and jesse said...

you two +1 are most the cutest ever! congratulations love!

Aura said...

I actually felt like I got WAY too much flare on these! But that's what happens when I don't get to stand right behind my camera and look at the pictures I'm taking.

Do you have a filter over your lens? I take mine off if I want more flare in the photos. And it might be what you're focusing on. You can adjust your focus until you see a more clear shape form with the flare.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Aura these are beautiful - but I especially love the outtakes! I love seeing the behind the scenes because I was thinking 'HOW ON EARTH DOES SHE DO THAT' ... get all those great shots! I'm happy to see practice makes amazing! ox

Amanda said...

Your photos are always so amazing. These are just beautiful, you make a beautiful momma-to-be!

Short Leg Lucy said...

oh my heck this is INSANELYYYY awesome!

Jgee said...

What sweet photos. The out-takes are just as cute! It is so lovely documenting your pregnancy and baby. I spend hours looking over all the photos and words I've jotted to mark the occasion of my pregnancy and little man.

Bridget said...

GORGEOUS

Jessica said...

These pictures are adorable!
I love how you guys have photo shoots and how Michael seems to be a good sport about it! :)
You look absolutely lovely.
If we don't hear from you again before the holiday (which hopefully we will), I wish you and your wonderful growing family a Happy Holiday and a Bright New Year!

Lots of love and Blessings!

BethanySusan said...

omw! the kissing one looking out of the building with the shadows! soooo beautiful. love the outtakes too! :)

Kiersten said...

I absolutely love these photos, if anything, especially the last one - with you jumping.
Beautiful, as always!
<3 Kiersten

Kathleen said...

your bloopers make me giggle! you are adorable pregnant! I just put away all the clothes I wore when I was "with child". I HATED maternity clothes so I just bought a size up in "normal clothing. Until the end and at that point I stayed in my underwear and jake's american apparel t-shirts which he claimed, "I stretched out".
have a great weekend aura! <3

Monique said...

Sweet photos.

taysa said...

What a beautiful photo shoot! I especially love seeing the outtakes. :)

Miri said...

I'm sorry for bugging you again but do you place your camera on a tripod or anything that's a high decent level to take your pictures?

They're very lovely.

Sini said...

Haha I love the last ones! And these all are amazing again, I'm still trying to find a time when the lens flare would come to the pictures - still learning.

Is that remote control what you are using to take pictures? What kind of and does it fit to any Canon? I would love to have one :)

Manu said...

Your baby is gonna be gorgeous, with your beauty and her father's eyes... can you imagine what a beauty?? Besos!!

Every Little Thing said...

You look great, lady! Even in the "terrible" photos :D

Aura said...

Thank you, ladies!


Miri- I normally don't use a tripod, but I was using one in all these photos. Usually I just find something to set my camera on, because the tripod is pretty big and I don't like to carry it around.


Sini- Yes, I am using a remote. Michael got it for me for Christmas when we first got married, and it's really useful.
This is the one I have: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-RC-6-Wireless-Controller-Digital/dp/B0037NX6JY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1292594489&sr=8-1

Valerie said...

Beautiful pictures! The last one completely cracks me up! I have to ask, where did you get those boots? I'm looking for some and yours are AMAZING!!! I love your entire outfit and the boots just complete it perfectly.

Aura said...

Valerie- I'm sorry but I'm not much help! I got them at a little local boutique here in town.

Blackbird Fly said...

these are adorable
and I love that you posted the "mess ups" too.
so cute haha
hope you are keeping warm and enjoying the holidays!
XXXX
-Morgan (Blackbird Fly)
Blackbird Fly

Amy Seever said...

It's nice to see my husband isn't the only one who hates photos! You two (three) look great :) Merry Christmas!

ErinElizabeth said...

Seriously, you guys are so gorgeous. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing. And awesome outtakes-- those are usually some of my favorites too :o)

Shandell said...

love the one with the shadow of your bump! so cute.

elsie said...

i love the hair bow you're wearing! it's so cute and winter-y!! you just look so adorable!! ♥

Rachel said...

Everything is beautiful -- you, your husband, your bump, your photo composition...

I love that you included the out-takes!

MelissaOK said...

Love this self portrait session! So creative! Glad you included the remote link...I'm thinking we need one!

Love the "bloopers"!

mama hussy said...

you two make my heart swell, as per usual!

Notes from Holly St. said...

these are the best maternity photos i've seen...very tasteful. do you put your camera on a timer to take these?? and is it sitting on a tripod??

M said...

I love those boots! and you are a glowing mother to be!
just beautiful :)

Jamie Lane said...

Haha! I'm so glad you shared the bad ones because they have so much personality in them! I laughed at loud when I read "Are you having a stroke?" Beautiful pictures!

Lady Jennie said...

I was wondering how you got these shots then saw the remote.
Your husband is a trooper.

Katyha said...

Oh Aura...pregnancy is really agreeing with you, you look absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful pictures as always...the first is my favourite

Julie-Inspired said...

You two are just the cutest...and that would be Randy and I...Is this damn thing even on?? So funny:)

Hope you're feeling good, you and your baby belly look beautiful!
Julie xo

Amanda said...

You are looking absolutely gorgeous! The outtakes cracked me up...I believe that's how my husband and I would have acted too! :)

Holly said...

These are such great pictures! I too love the ones at the end!

Sara said...

I remember when you posted about your wedding back in the day on Livejournal, it's great to see you're still happy and having a baby. Happy Holidays and good luck with everything!

Anonymous said...

great pics! what kind of cam do u use??

janis said...

just came across your blog - such beautiful photos! can't wait to read more :)

Britney said...

such pretty PRETTY pictures. i just love your blog!!

Alexis Burton said...

I know this is a very old post, and you're on a break- but I'm hoping you're still reading comments! You may remember me (mrsGilB) from the knot. We had a crappy vendor in common! Anyway! Great to see how you've been doing! We have been looking for a barn just like this one to take pics of my little man. Where did you find it? You think it's still standing? Thanks!