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When I arrived at the home of this wonderful couple (who prefer to remain anonymous), I was warmly greeted with pastries, the best homemade cappuccino ever, and a gorgeous expecting lady who was already in early labor. This is the first time I have ever posted a maternity session with the newborn session already on my camera; she had a baby girl 4 days after this shoot (photos coming soon)!  I was immediately in love with them and I could just feel how much they are in love with each other. Although I had to travel a ways to meet them, it was an experience I’m glad I didn’t pass up. The father-to-be is from Argentina, where they have been making alpargata shoes (where Toms originated from) since 1885. The Alpargata is a traditional shoe made by the gauchos for use in the great pampas. The casual style fits perfectly into modern sensibilities; simple, elegant, and functional enough to walk from Buenos Aires to Patagonia and back without getting a blister. Now I didn’t make this Ma-Bod walk that far by any means, but I’m thinking I need to get myself a pair of these for photo shoots! Haha. The baby alpargatas are ridiculously adorable! Enjoy.

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randi - October 24, 2012 - 1:02 am

Great pictures of my niece. I am excited to she baby Nilahs pictures soon.
You did a fantastic job with my daughters baby AMYA….6 months will be here soon!

Ignacio - October 24, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Wow nice work amy! How are we going to choose! can’t wait to see nilahs’s pictures….. Viva Argentina!

Sara - October 24, 2012 - 4:51 pm

These are so beautiful. I love hte happiness and hope they evoke. Love them!

Ari - October 24, 2012 - 4:59 pm

What a glowing mama and papa! Lovely pics!

Mike - October 24, 2012 - 5:07 pm

Great photos, I particularly like the black and white of you and Nacho laying in the grass.

kaytea - October 24, 2012 - 5:26 pm

it was sooooooo fun! i never like photos of myself! amy did a killer job! I was huge! i started contraction the next day! talk about cutting it close!

thanks amy!

Heather - October 24, 2012 - 5:29 pm

So adorable Kaytea! Love the pics!

Amanda Kilmer Snider - October 24, 2012 - 5:31 pm

Oh my goodness. These pictures are beautiful. You truly captured the love in their eyes and the happiness coming from expecting their new family member. Kaytea you look wonderful and bold, just as you should be. What a beautiful tribute to family and the essence of motherhood. 🙂

Kim Murdock - October 24, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Love the back ground for your photos. The shoe picture at the front door is perfect for what is to come !

Brenda Rodriguez - October 24, 2012 - 5:38 pm

Pics are so amazing that I have decided they are all my favorites. Couldn’t pick just one!

Cassie - October 24, 2012 - 5:44 pm

Love these! Beautiful family!

Rene' Ormae-Jarmer - October 24, 2012 - 5:51 pm

Wow! Kaytea looks amazing! The pics are lovely and really show how happy and ready she is to have that baby! Beautiful.

JZ - October 24, 2012 - 5:54 pm

nice pics

Joseph Demaree - October 24, 2012 - 5:55 pm

I had no idea you are bringing a lill one into this world. Right on! You two look so happy! So beautiful!

Carly - October 24, 2012 - 6:15 pm

Those are some pretty amazing photos! I love the one of Kali laying on you with her eyes closed. So cute! Congrats on the baby, btw!

Jon - October 24, 2012 - 6:22 pm

Great maternity shots. They exude happiness and are very natural. Awesome.

Jesse - October 24, 2012 - 6:28 pm

These are really beautiful! I love the black and white ones a lot! My parents took similar pictures when I was still in momma’s tummy, pretty cool to look back on !

Rob Bohn - October 24, 2012 - 6:28 pm

Sweet pics – they are a keeper!

Tara - October 24, 2012 - 6:31 pm

Love the photos…You guys look so happy! Enjoy your time now with your beautiful baby girl and being new parents. Can’t wait to meet baby Nilah!

Ruth - October 24, 2012 - 8:19 pm

I adore the shoe shot! Congrats

luciana - October 24, 2012 - 8:29 pm


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ezra holbrook - October 24, 2012 - 8:32 pm

wow! congrats you two!

Viveca Hawkins - October 24, 2012 - 8:42 pm

How beautiful!! Que Linda

Curt Westerfield - October 24, 2012 - 8:51 pm

Loving these! Such a great and loving environment for the new little one!

Johnny Koch - October 24, 2012 - 8:52 pm

Kaytea you and your husband look so happy, and you look gorgeous! Good luck on your happy adventures as parents!


Syd - October 24, 2012 - 9:04 pm

Love the pics! Can’t wait to meet Nilah sometime!

Juliet Maisel - October 24, 2012 - 9:10 pm

Love the pic of kali laying on the belly! Love these two, such a great couple. That’s one lucky baby

Ron callan - October 24, 2012 - 9:41 pm

What a great collection of photos!! The happy couple exude the anticipation of impending parenthood!!!

Dana - October 24, 2012 - 9:49 pm

Beautiful pictures! You all look great…love that cali was in them

Bobby Dezfulli - October 24, 2012 - 10:51 pm

Congratulations Kaytea!

David B - October 24, 2012 - 10:58 pm

Really nice pics. Definitely captures the “love.”

Lindsey Torres - October 24, 2012 - 10:58 pm

What great pictures! Bring her to Indiana for a visit. Beautiful family. xo

APN - October 24, 2012 - 11:04 pm

These are really cute photos, and you two look so VERY happy! I dig the one up top with the little shows.

Andrea Cranford - October 24, 2012 - 11:12 pm

So cute! A baby is the very best blessing and your life is going to be so much more fun filled 😀

Kerry - October 24, 2012 - 11:20 pm

These pictures capture the love you two have for each other beautifully! Nilah was blessed with two amazing parents. I cannot wait to meet her, July is way way too far away!!!

Jenny Moyer - October 24, 2012 - 11:23 pm

They came out so cute!! Can’t wait to come out to Portland to visit you both and Nilah! Xoxo

Scott Carmichael - October 25, 2012 - 12:34 am

Beautiful fam!!! Congrats and love

Shannon McAvoy - October 25, 2012 - 12:35 am

Beautiful photos!!

Shawn richardson - October 25, 2012 - 12:36 am

You guys look Great!

Scott Dawson - October 25, 2012 - 12:39 am

Lookin good team Beavers.

Aunt Diana - October 25, 2012 - 12:39 am

We like all your pics, keep them coming……………

Ana - October 25, 2012 - 2:03 am

Beautiful photos…what a treasure to be able to share with your princess when she is older!

James Shahan - October 25, 2012 - 2:05 am

Oh my God, where do such beautiful people come from! I’ll bet the baby is destined to be just as splendid of a citizen. Congrats you guys! Kaytea, you are GORGEOUS!

tom welton - October 25, 2012 - 2:07 am

beautiful pics and congrats!!

Kurt - October 25, 2012 - 2:07 am

Great pics. Kaytea,I’m so happy for you.

katie whitaker - October 25, 2012 - 2:09 am

she did a great job kaytea!….i can’t wait to see them all……and to see that sweet baby girl!

Rose Marie - October 25, 2012 - 2:28 am

nice pictures

Beth O'Connell - October 25, 2012 - 3:31 am

I really enjoyed seeing your pictures, and I am glad you shared them with us. Can’t wait to see the new arrival.

Erin - October 25, 2012 - 4:09 am

Love these Kaytea and Ignacio! Great photographer – I love the photos of you in the green dress and the Pendleton blanket photo. Beautiful! <3

Marco Antonio - October 25, 2012 - 5:00 am

WOW! Dig all of these! But specially love the black and white ones, they are amazing!

Michael Fitzgerald - October 25, 2012 - 5:50 am

Happiest and most adorable ‘Momma & Daddy to be’ ever! Now that we see the before shots, we want the after shots with all three of you! Congratulations!

Anna Kniazewycz - October 25, 2012 - 2:39 pm

The pictures are great. Love with your dog!

Sal - October 25, 2012 - 2:42 pm

So happy for you guys! These pics are awesome.

Blake and Jennifer Houchin - October 25, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Cute pictures. Enjoy those long sleepless nights.

Gampa Doc - October 25, 2012 - 2:49 pm

Love the blue suede shoes. Just stay off of them.

j. poet - October 26, 2012 - 1:39 am

Beautiful shots. Love the dog on belly & the shoes and booties.

randi - October 26, 2012 - 3:16 am

these are wonderful pictures.
loved the set of shoes

Jen and Jer - October 26, 2012 - 3:31 am

Beautiful pics. Great way to capture the memories.

Tawnya - October 26, 2012 - 4:02 am

Girl you can ROCK that giant belly. These are amazing, can’t wait to see baby Nilah. xoxo

Julie Carmichael - October 26, 2012 - 1:07 pm

These are amazing Kaytea and Amy!

Zach Parsons - October 30, 2012 - 8:31 pm

Great photos kaytea!

Jessie Torrisi - November 10, 2012 - 11:26 pm

Bet this is gonna be one gorgeous baby!!!

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