Maternity Photos: I Promise There’s No Paint Involved

Happy Halloween! Let’s . . . look at some belly photos?

I didn’t plan to post these on Halloween, but it’s just as well as I didn’t make anything ghoulish or goblinish. Actually, if I stand in the kitchen for too long these days *I* become a hairy, hunchback, snaggletoothed goblin myself. So showing you these photos today is basically for the safety of mankind, right?

He . . . hello?


First of all, my sister, Barbara is a complete and bonafide bawd.aww. She’s the magic behind the lens and I’m the freak in front. We took these photos a couple of weeks ago when they were in KC for one last “adult” visit before my ankle biters arrive. I didn’t want anything douchey or awkward, like with Aaron shirtless and licking my belly. (PEOPLE DO THAT.) So we just walked down the street to this little park (before all the colors changed, of course), and snippidy snapped snapped away. And I looooooove them.

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A lot of these are similar because seriously, how can you hold onto a belly in so many ways? Plus there were people jogging through the park and I kept making mildly inappropriate jokes out loud and then looking down in laughter, so my face is hidden. But not in this one.


Babies and bellies and elbows, oh my. (sorry)

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This one is my absolute favorite. There’s something so 1970s about it. Like I’m a flower child at Woodstock, but without all the pot and mushrooms.


Jimmy Hendrix just played, I think.


Wait, this next one is my favorite.

That bracelet that I’m wearing was given to me on my birthday in 1976 by my now-deceased Memaw and Papaw. My mom found it and gave it to me again this year on my birthday. It’s simple, gold, engraved and I will bite you if you try to take it away from me.


At this point Will and Natalie decided to have a boxing match. It tickled and felt like aliens about to bust out of my belly epidermis.


I think Janis Joplin just played.


Oh look! There’s my face. Laughing, of course.


Here I am walking through the park some more. Watching the people watch me. Holding my belly like a troll.

Posing for maternity photos is hard!

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“Hey dude, watch out for that tree!”

He ran into the tree.


I don’t know why, but this one feels so When Harry Met Sally to me. Barbara should have totally photoshopped Billy Crystal standing next to me touching my belly. Or licking it?

Ew, no. No, no, no.


You should know that I’ve now retired from jeans to leggings for the remainder of my pregnancy. And probably life.


Okay these last two are different because we went back to my house to shoot some bedroom shots. Most of them are me sitting on my all-white bed in my all-white bedroom with Aaron’s slouchy white button-up on. They’re absolutely incredible, but I am n.o.t.a.b.o.u.t. to show you those because I really like the friendship we have right now and this would totally damage that. And completely ruin it. As in, forever.

But these two are tame and delicate and I really dig ’em!


I’m going to birth TWO babies. Crap.


And that’s it! Thanks for humoring me for what probably felt like 17 years.

Anyone in the Little Rock, AR area needing portrait photos? Bar’s your gal. Yes I call her Bar. But she calls me Beave, so we’re even. I think.

Now that I think about it, we should have done some photos with belly paint. Dangit!


68 Responses to Maternity Photos: I Promise There’s No Paint Involved

  1. Aimee @ Simple Bites October 31, 2013 at 8:51 am #
    This are soooo precious! Truly, you are the most adorable little mama! LOVE the bump! Here's hoping the rest of the pregnancy is smooth sailing. Leggings ALL the way!
  2. Jessica October 31, 2013 at 8:53 am #
  3. Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac October 31, 2013 at 8:54 am #
    These are beautiful, Bev!!! Thanks for sharing them with us!! So excited for you!
  4. Amy @ The Nifty Foodie October 31, 2013 at 8:57 am #
    Beautiful pictures!
  5. Jaeme October 31, 2013 at 8:58 am #
    Beautiful...and captioned to perfection.
  6. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) October 31, 2013 at 9:04 am #
    These are great!!!
  7. Urban Wife October 31, 2013 at 9:06 am #
    You. Are. Stunning.!!
  8. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl October 31, 2013 at 9:07 am #
    You are so beautiful I'm not even in the mood to be sarcastic. That's how beautiful you are.
  9. Ali | Gimme Some Oven October 31, 2013 at 9:11 am #
    Gorgeous, Bev!
  10. claire @ the realistic nutritionist October 31, 2013 at 9:14 am #
  11. kelly @ October 31, 2013 at 9:21 am #
    These pictures are really beautiful :)
  12. Megan {country cleaver} October 31, 2013 at 9:32 am #
    Where is Billy Crystal in 80's high tops and light wash dad jeans when you need him?!? These are stunning Bev.
  13. Lori @ RecipeGirl October 31, 2013 at 9:33 am #
    These are fabulous- can't wait to meet your two babes!
  14. Heather Christo October 31, 2013 at 9:49 am #
    the most beautiful pregnant woman EVER.
  15. Ashley @CenterCutCook October 31, 2013 at 9:56 am #
    Oh my gosh, you are both adorable and gorgeous, all at the same time! Funny too! :)
  16. Jodee Weiland October 31, 2013 at 9:58 am #
    Beautiful look beautiful! These darling pictures are a great memory of a special time of your life. Congratulations! Your sister did a wonderful job! But remember, the best is yet to come!
  17. The Healthy Apple October 31, 2013 at 9:59 am #
    You look beautiful, Bev!!!
  18. Lauren October 31, 2013 at 10:18 am #
    I hope I'm as glowy as you are when I have kids... in a million years. These pictures are breathtaking. My brother and SIL did belly paint pictures, no, make that NUDE BELLY PAINT PICTURES and I have never been more mortified than when they showed them to me. Actually, I was more mortified when they put them on her baby shower invites and sent them out. Way to stay classy with yours :)
  19. DessertForTwo October 31, 2013 at 10:25 am #
    Hot mama! You look so great! I can't even tell you gots two babes in there. You look stunning!
  20. Kristina October 31, 2013 at 10:32 am #
    Lovely :)
  21. Katie October 31, 2013 at 10:39 am #
    Gaaah. Just dying. These are so beautiful I can hardly stand it (and I might be crying).
  22. Laurie @ Relishing It October 31, 2013 at 10:45 am #
    Bev, you look absolutely gorgeous! Your sis did an amazing job. I so regret not having any maternity photos taken with my pregnancies-- what was I thinking? I could read your writing all day have a way with words and you totally crack me up.
  23. teresa October 31, 2013 at 10:48 am #
    Bev. You are so lovely. Will & Natalie are going to be so blessed to have a hip & cool & precious Mommy like you. So happy for you! xo
  24. Courtney @ Neighborfood October 31, 2013 at 11:04 am #
    These are so beautiful. She captured everything perfectly. That light is totally luscious!
  25. Julie October 31, 2013 at 11:50 am #
    Beautiful, the photos and the subject! Thanks for sharing these with us.
  26. Stacey I October 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm #
    Okay, you seriously look incredible!! Too cute - you are all belly!! Have you reached the point you can't wear your rings anymore? I was neurotic, and went and bought a cheapo fake diamond ring from Kohl's for like $8.... Yes, I am weird :)
  27. Kiran @ October 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm #
    Gorgeous you! xo
  28. Erin L October 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm #
    You look just gorgeous! These are totally dreamy! Thank you so much for not doing the weird-but-common pregnant lady in flow-y white lingerie lap dancing for her husband shoot (unless, of course, you did those too... not judging). I think those are a bit creepy. (Never-mind. Totally judging) These are absolutely LOVELY. You have convinced me that perhaps I should do a maternity shoot.
  29. Rachel Cooks October 31, 2013 at 12:18 pm #
    SO, so, so beautiful. If I didn't love you, I'd hate you for how gorgeous you are while pregnant. ;)
  30. Katie October 31, 2013 at 12:31 pm #
    Bev, you look so happy and SO beautiful! I love your hair and smile. So excited you!
  31. che October 31, 2013 at 12:47 pm #
    you show the glorious beauty of motherhood. thank you for sharing it with me.
  32. Averie @ Averie Cooks October 31, 2013 at 12:57 pm #
    Omg just stunning!!!! You need to be a model, Bev! Absolutely gorgeous and joyous while pregnant with twins -- you're my hero!!!
  33. johanna / October 31, 2013 at 12:58 pm #
    These photos are so beautiful!
  34. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain October 31, 2013 at 1:53 pm #
    You are beautiful, Bev!! These pictures are gorgeous!! I am getting so excited for you guys!!
  35. dixya| food, pleasure, and health October 31, 2013 at 2:21 pm #
    too precious..
  36. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche October 31, 2013 at 2:26 pm #
    Incredible photos Bev! You look gooorgeous!
  37. Jamily October 31, 2013 at 2:35 pm #
    These are beautiful! I took a few maternity photos last weekend (expecting boy/girl twins in late Feb) but I want to take more when my belly gets a little bigger... because you KNOW it will.
  38. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie October 31, 2013 at 2:43 pm #
    The pics in your trench are my favorite.
  39. Lauren October 31, 2013 at 3:19 pm #
    These are perfect!!!!!!!!!!!
  40. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite October 31, 2013 at 3:33 pm #
    Love these photos and I can't wait to see the little ankle biters!
  41. Jenny Flake October 31, 2013 at 5:45 pm #
    There is no way you could get any cuter! Can't wait to see those sweet babies!! xoxo
  42. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps October 31, 2013 at 8:33 pm #
    Wowza!! Such beautiful pictures!!
  43. lacey October 31, 2013 at 9:01 pm #
    Wow your pregnancy pictures are absolutely beautiful! You look so beautiful!
  44. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective October 31, 2013 at 9:08 pm #
    Lovely photos, Bev!! You are an absolutely gorgeous pregnant lady! :)
  45. Tieghan October 31, 2013 at 9:25 pm #
    You are GORGEOUS!! So pretty!
  46. Kristen October 31, 2013 at 10:38 pm #
    I love these so much. You make pregnancy look so beautiful! Your sister is super talented too. Love these! Can't wait to meet your babies!
  47. jessica@stuckonsweet November 1, 2013 at 7:27 am #
    You are too cute and too gorgeous! Love the photos!
  48. Sini│my blue&white kitchen November 1, 2013 at 7:43 am #
    I love these beautiful, not-at-all-awkward pictures! You look gorgeous, lady. Thanks for sharing.
  49. Amy @Very Culinary November 1, 2013 at 8:49 am #
    You're beautiful. The end.
  50. Sarah (no longer in China) November 1, 2013 at 9:22 am #
    Holy crap balls. I tried writing to congratulate you, like, you know... the day you sent the post announcing the pregnancy. Then I learned I didn't have your email address. Then I got sad. Then I emailed Erin in Chicago to see if she had it. Then I learned she didn't. Then I just gave up. I give up easy. But I want to say congratulations here, now, because it's, like, not much time before children happen and I'll feel REALLY bad when I'm finally in touch to congratulate you and it's for becoming a meemaw for the fourth time. So CONGRATULATIONS! I totally misses you guys. <3
  51. marina November 1, 2013 at 12:48 pm #
    These are soooo beautiful, Bev! You're going to be so happy to have them once your babies are born. xo
  52. Cassie | Bake Your Day November 1, 2013 at 5:43 pm #
    You are stunning and these are absolutely amazing photos. You two are a talented duo!
  53. Stephanie@ BabeMeetsBalance November 1, 2013 at 8:52 pm #
    SO BEAUTIFUL. Just lovely :)
  54. Stephie @ EYHO November 1, 2013 at 11:25 pm #
    You look just lovely! And thanks for opting out of the shirtless husband belly-licking. OR spelling out the babies names in blocks set atop your belly. OR placing baby booties also on said belly. Or...(I could do this for daysysysyysysyyyyyssss)
  55. Laurie {Simply Scratch} November 2, 2013 at 10:44 am #
  56. marla November 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm #
    Awwww…such a great photo shoot. You look so happy & wonderful!!
  57. ATasteOfMadness November 2, 2013 at 10:22 pm #
    These are gorgeous!
  58. Becky November 2, 2013 at 10:52 pm #
    Beautiful pregnant lady! When are you due? Do you realize there are 3 people in each photo? :)
  59. Maria G. November 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm #
    All the photos of pregnant women are so touching, because they look calm and happy, looking forward to the birth of their little miracle- a baby. I am a photographer so taking photos of pregnant women is the most touching process.
  60. Kristi November 3, 2013 at 7:36 pm #
    Um.. these pictures are gorgeous.
  61. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. November 3, 2013 at 11:56 pm #
    So Puuuuuurty!
  62. Katriel November 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm #
    Wow wow wow! You look amazing!! Thank you for sharing your baby journey with us!
  63. Carolyn L November 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm #
    You are such a beautiful mama to be!!! I love the very first photo!! Ok I love them all. I would like to read more "Thoughts on Pregnancy"........chop chop!!
    • Bev Weidner November 7, 2013 at 8:34 am #
      Thank you! Aaaand I just posted some new "thoughts." :)
  64. paint April 8, 2020 at 6:00 am #
    You are so lovely. Will & Natalie are going to be so blessed to have a hip & cool & precious Mommy like you. So happy for you!


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