Many of my readers may recognize Jill from her last maternity session! That shoot was one of my favorite maternity sessions, Jill came up with the concept of her and Kenny on a boat and around the docks. I wondered what Jill would come up with for her second maternity session that would top the last shoot. Well, she did it, she came up with the idea of having herself photographed in a grocery store, filling her cart with all the crazy things women crave when they're pregnant, all the while being a total glam-mama! It was super fun, definitely a step out of the box for me, and we were giggling the entire time! LOL! LOVE this maternity session Jill! Great idea!
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jill_mat2_016.jpgjill_mat2_017.jpgjill_mat2_018.jpgjill_mat2_019.jpgI can't believe Lola is already two! Jill + Kenny's family is growing, so fun!
I love that I get to have a new niece to love and hold! Newborn shots of baby Jade coming soon!
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carly said:
probably the cutest thing I've seen in a very, very long time. The freezer door/ice cream shot needs to be printed life size :) You're too rad.
(04.24.12 01:59 PM)
michele bowman said:
LOVE these!!!
(04.24.12 02:06 PM)
Emily @ Southern Weddings said:
So cute, Amelia! Great session!
(04.24.12 02:08 PM)
Michelle Moore said:
So cute! I love this! What is that ring she is wearing on her middle finger - it's really cool :)
(04.24.12 02:13 PM)
Rog said:
Dudes and dudets. I love this. I absolutely can't stand when Lyndzee opens food up in the grocery store before she paid for it. But when Jill does it,'s cute ;) Well done. We'll probably start seeing this idea more and more now. Look what you've done.
(04.24.12 02:36 PM)
David said:
Is it stating the obvious to say that everyone in the Fotofafa office is absolutely loving these. Amazing as always!
(04.24.12 02:51 PM)
Phill said:
There is one single photograph of my mother when she was carrying me, and it's priceless. There's a treasure trove of priceless images here and the context is beautifully entertaining. The little un yet to come is going to be so grateful of these decades from now.
(04.24.12 02:53 PM)
Jill said:
I'm still giggling just looking at these! This was so fun and I LOVE how they turned out. THANK YOU!
(04.24.12 03:01 PM)
Sara Lucero said:
I LOOOOOOVE this maternity shoot! More than anything! What a great idea! I love that she put some (lots) of thought into it! Those gelato shots just kill me. Is it bad that I would do the same thing even though i'm not pregnant? It definitely wouldn't be as cute of a photo shoot! haha! Congrats again to Kenny & Jill! Oh and I love that you set up a flash in a grocery store aisle. That's amazing. Always impressed with you :)
(04.24.12 03:20 PM)
Jonathan Connolly said:
Your brother and his wife have such amazing pictures! Way to be brave and take it to the grocery store. Definitely taking maternity shoots to a whole new level! :)
(04.24.12 03:58 PM)
Christina Dely said:
What a fun & original idea! Lovely images!
(04.24.12 04:07 PM)
Becky said:
Love EVERYTHING about these!! Great job Amelia. :)
(04.24.12 04:33 PM)
Kelly said:
SO gorgeous! I love all of the colors!
(04.24.12 05:07 PM)
nancy {so happi together} said:
Oh, Amelia. You raise the bar, yet again, These are simply too rad and I LOVE the flash in the grocery aisle. I was telling eddie, most grocery stores don't even allow photography so I am sure you had to be super stealth - so crazy. You are genius and your images exude your beauty and brilliance. LOVE you!!
(04.24.12 05:57 PM)
Katy O said:
These are beyond brilliant. What a fun idea!
(04.24.12 06:28 PM)
Ed said:
Love the market concept, totally fresh! No pun intended. Always inspirational Amelia, cheers.
(04.24.12 07:20 PM)
Veronica Lane said:
Very creative Amelia! That's refreshing to see!
(04.24.12 07:51 PM)
Erin Woolsey said:
I love the eating ice cream photos, how fun!
(04.24.12 07:57 PM)
Alana said:
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Gena D said:
this is beyond amazing - just love, love, love it!!! well done!!!
(04.25.12 02:29 AM)
Stephanie Lyell said:
I am a often blog reader, but seldom blog commenter...I just had to comment on this one. What a cool idea, and wonderfully executed! So great!
(04.25.12 05:13 AM)
Emilia Jane said:
So beautiful!
(04.25.12 06:21 AM)
Jenny said:
Seriously you're amazing. You just may be my favorite photographer ever. Just lovely! Oh, and Happy birthday Hudson! :)
(04.25.12 08:53 AM)
kristin eldridge photography said:
Oh my gosh...I love this! Her last shoot was gorgeous and this one definitely topped it!
(04.25.12 04:04 PM)
Robin said:
THese are great Amelia! Jill looks beautiful too. Love the colors in these shots. I LOVE LOVE fun bright colors.
(04.26.12 09:45 PM)
mary dougherty said:
i absolutely loved the first shoot you did with them... and this is one lives up to the first! so out of the box and you did a great job
(04.27.12 08:42 AM)
Paige and Blake said:
we adore Fotofafa! and we adore you. double love for this shoot.
(04.27.12 01:22 PM)
ariel renae said:
these are ridiculously amazingly cute!!! love every frame!
(04.27.12 03:43 PM)
Alli Hudson said:
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the orange juice and ice cream shots!!!! Such a fun shoot and the mommy-to-be looked GREAT!!!!
(04.28.12 07:47 PM)
angie said:
Oh my stinking adorable! Jill is gorgeous as ever and I LOVE this idea! So good Amelia!
(04.29.12 10:46 PM)
Zaida said:
Pure genius. And those photo skills? Wow, looks like a magazine spread. AHmazing. :)
(04.30.12 02:44 PM)
Lyndzee Ellsworth said:
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Awesome idea Jill and Amelia you made it reality. My favorites are her sitting on the ground eating the gelato. I want to do that everytime I go to the store.
(05.01.12 09:26 PM)
Lisa said:
Was permission given to do this shoot before the grocery store was open? Was it a mom and pop grocery store? Reason I ask because all the big named grocery stores will not let you photograph in their stores because of their branding and marketing. Just like you couldn't decide to do a photo shoot in a target store because you would be on thier property photographing their brand (regardless of how little) for commercial purposes (Phtoo shoot for client). If you did this stealthy I am pretty impressed you got it done without being thrown out.
(05.02.12 10:59 AM)
Tracey SHayewitz said:
This might be the cutest maternity session Ive ever seen!!! So creative and just perfect! And I love love love her dress!
(05.02.12 11:15 AM)
Sheila Sim said:
Hilarious, but also very beautiful! Love this session :-)
(05.07.12 07:08 AM)
francine said:
unbelievably spectacular!!
(05.08.12 07:25 PM)
fotoclipping said:
Best wishes for this family.
(05.08.12 08:59 PM)
Delbensonphotography said:
She is beautiful pregnant lady! I enjoyed so much looking at her photos. I love when she was sitting on the floor, eating. That's really cool! This is an excellent job!
(05.09.12 12:23 AM)
heather said:
beautiful, as always (your photography AND miss jill brady). such a unique pregnancy shoot in the grocery store. i've never seen that before and i love it!!
(05.11.12 09:00 PM)
Erin Lassahn said:
That first Ice Cream eating shot is to die for!!!
(05.15.12 02:43 PM)
Alyssa said:
Best idea for a maternity shoot ever. I love it. So cute!
(05.16.12 08:58 AM)
Emily Heizer Photo said:
Her lipstick is amazing! I love it! The sullen little girl in the background- hilarious! I love the shot with the stacks of vegetables in the back- the color blocking is a fantastic backdrop! Same question Amelia, did you ask permission first before shooting in the grocery store? We've had a couple 'togs around here do TTD's in grocery stores and they never responded as to how they cleared it first. And they did it like in Albertson's. How'd ya do that? :)
(05.20.12 10:49 PM)
Shamim said:
amazing piece of collection! thanks for sharing!
(05.21.12 05:35 AM)
Molly said:
Wow you are really good! I love these pictures!
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Aaron Snow said:
I love these! The supermarket was a brilliant idea!
(06.19.12 02:15 PM)
Lyubov said:
Hello! Your photos are very, very nice! I am inspired by your work! My native language is Russian, so I'm sorry for my English.
(07.20.12 02:40 AM)
Brandi said:
I absolutely adore the maternity shoot in the grocery store! Very fitting! I stumbled upon your page via Pinterest and your photographs are truly amazing... I just realized I've been going through pics on your page for about an hour now and I get so caught up in reading the stories you write with them, it shows that you really getting to your clients. Keep up the great work. :)
(08.30.13 08:54 PM)
Venus said:
Hi I love your work. I had a couple of questions about the grocery store shoot, first, how did you set white balance? Also, did you use a flash or reflector? Lens? Thanks soooo much!
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I always like to a big blogpost of my kids for their birthdays, but I've recently decided to incorporate something different. I've decided to do a blogpost featuring a year in the life of each one of my kids every time they have a birthday because they change SO much in just one year! It's really fun to see the difference that takes place in my kids in just one year! So here you have it, a year in the life of Hudson...age 6 to 7!

Hudson on his 7th birthday! April 2012
Hudson on his 6th birthday! April 2011. Can you see the difference?! I'll also say that he's grown over 4 inches since his 6 birthday!
hud_7002.jpgMay 2011
hud_7003.jpgJune 2011
hud_7004.jpgJuly 2011
hud_7005.jpgAugust 2011
hud_7006.jpgSeptember 2011
hud_7007.jpgHe learned how to ride a bike! September 2011
hud_7008.jpgPlayed some soccer!
hud_7009.jpgHad another sibling to love and watch over! He's REALLY a great big brother! It makes me so happy to watch him be so loving to Sloan & Monroe, I am really thankful to have him be the oldest of my kids, he's such a good helper to me and to Justin.
October 2011 Justin helped the boys make cardboard robots out of our recycling.
Halloween & Sloan's birthday party October 2011. Hudson and Grace.
hud_7013.jpgNovember 2011 Our little family.
hud_7014.jpgDecember 2011
hud_7015.jpgJanuary 2012 played some basketball, he was really fun to watch!
hud_7016.jpgFebruary 2012, he lost his two front teeth! I LOVE seeing his toothless grin:)
hud_7017.jpgMarch 2012 Hudson and Charlie
hud_7018.jpgMarch 2012 He loves to play baseball! Go Giants!
hud_7019.jpghud_7020.jpgApril 2012 He really likes to pick out his own clothes....can you tell?! Also, he's my little pirate. Because of his amblyopia in his left eye he gets to be a pirate for two hours each day to strengthen his weak eye. I think it's super adorable and handsome! :) 
hud_7021.jpgStill an amazing older brother, Monroe ADORES him, she can't get enough of her silly brother!
hud_7022.jpgMy three kids!
hud_7023.jpgLOVE this shot of him! Says SO much about his personality! What a great kid!
hud_7024.jpgI can brag about him because he's mine...what a stud!
hud_7025.jpgSloan is is ultimate best friend and pal! So glad these boys have each other!
Hudson's birthday party:

The one thing he really wanted to do was to have a Beyblade battle, it was pretty intense and awesome!
hud_7027.jpgHudson also wanted to have an Aquabats! themed birthday party. Since Justin is co-producing the new Aquabats Super Show! he was able to get a bunch of hats and mask goggles for the all the little boys at the party, they had a blast!
Happy 7th birthday to my wonderful little/big boy Hudson! Daddy and I are so humbled and honored to be your parents! We can't wait to see what the next year of your life will be like! Love you dude!
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Caroline said:
I physically felt my heart swell inside my body as I read this. LOVE this post and the way it reflects your hearts for your children! Just beautiful. What an incredible young man Hudson is.. and how blessed he is to have you as his parents!! xo
(04.19.12 12:31 AM)
sami d said:
i don't even know you or your family, but i just gotta say- you're all adorable! but there are a few people in these photos that i've seen in pictures on another photo blog i follow. the more i get into the business, i see how small the photo world can be!
(04.19.12 02:39 AM)
Kelly said:
These are so awesome, Amelia! I love the aquabats photos and whoa your kids are fashionable. Love them all :)
(04.19.12 06:52 AM)
Uncle Kenny said:
I need to tackle this kid!!!!! :)
(04.19.12 08:34 AM)
nate said:
YAY FOR HUDSON! fantastic post amelia, so insane how much they grow in a year!!!!
(04.19.12 08:35 AM)
Lindsay Moore said:
I love this post so much! What a great way to celebrate your sweet, handsome boy! Happiest of Birthdays to him!!! :)
(04.19.12 08:44 AM)
Katie said:
Loved this post!! So fun to see your kids throughout the year and happy birthday to Hudson! I love the last shot especially!
(04.19.12 09:21 AM)
Grandma & Grandpa Lyon said:
Absolutely Loved the photos of Hudson. He is such a dear sweet boy and we send him lots of Love...
(04.19.12 02:16 PM)
Aria said:
What a great idea to highlight his year! These photos are filled with so much personality and playfulness. It looks like you guys have such a fun time together - and amazing photo skills to boot!
(04.19.12 06:15 PM)
Leah said:
LOVE THIS! Inspires me to want to do this for my kids!! Can you share the action recipe you used for these photos? I love it!
(04.20.12 10:57 AM)
Wilmington Wedding Planning said:
Love the big brother pics...soooo cute!
(04.20.12 02:35 PM)
Sofia said:
Fantastic pictures as always! It is amazing to see how much they grow up in a year. Your kids are so adorable.
(04.22.12 09:03 AM)
tara polly said:
he's such a stud -- these rule!
(04.22.12 05:43 PM)
kpriss said:
Oh, what a wonderful family! Blessings to your wee (and not so wee) ones! May your hearts be always merry and loving! (I couldn't help but notice Hudson's eyeglasses frames - one of our boys damaged his frames and we're searching for new ones - I think Hudson's would be perfect - any ideas where to get them from? Thank you so much, sorry for being so nosy :P )
(04.22.12 07:53 PM)
Angie said:
OBSESSED with the Aquabats party!!! You are such an adorable, fun and stylish family. Your pictures are fantastic.
(04.23.12 10:23 AM)
Kristin Eldridge said:
Such a stylish guy! :) Love his glasses!
(04.23.12 08:50 PM)
Nissin Flash said:
Thanks for the post. There is much fun in reading this. Great photographs.
(04.24.12 04:27 AM)
Angie said:
Happy Happy Birthday to Hudson!!! He is so big and so sweet.
(04.24.12 09:00 AM)
Traci Falder said:
I love the way you document your kids' lives. It's inspiring!
(04.24.12 09:41 AM)
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(04.28.12 12:04 AM)
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You know what I find your blog very detailed, appealing and entertaining. Your job as a mother is really fantastic. I see on the faces of your child that he is happy and enjoying. Goodluck to you. Hope to see more posts from you. Thanks.
(04.28.12 09:18 AM)
megg said:
The Aquabat boys running straight ahead? One of the best images I have ever seen!
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(05.07.12 02:15 AM)
Erin H. said:
Awww- Happy Birthday Hudson! I loved this post, Amelia. Hudson looks like one caring and handsome dude. xoxo!
(05.08.12 05:15 AM)
Alisha said:
I was wondering more about your son's Aquabats themed party, my son loves the Aquabats theme for his Birthday party and I am having a hard time finding any Aquabats stuff. Where did you find your stuff at?
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