I started my morning with the Noe family a half hour after sunrise, in the beautiful lawn of Lacie's dad and stepmother's home. Jolie Grace, expected to make her arrival early in September, was the reason for the day of celebration. An intimate maternity session with Lacie, her husband Jeremy and their little boy John Garret consumed the beginning hours of the day, followed by a gorgeously decorated baby shower with close friends and family.
Q: Jolie Grace is the beautiful name you've decided for your baby girl. Is there a meaning behind her name?
Lacie: Country singer Jana Kramer recently named her little girl Jolie. It means "beautiful" in French. We coupled it with "Grace" which reminds us of the beautiful grace that God provides to us. Plus, an added bonus, Jolie Grace will share the same initials as our son, John Garrett.
"We are excited for John Garrett to share life with a sibling."
Notice the crown beside John Garret in the photo below... *melt!!!!*
Dad and his boy...
Q: What are you looking forward to the most about having a little girl?
Lacie: We are excited for all the pink! I can't wait to see this little girl melt Jeremy's heart. There is an indescribable bond between a mom and her son and a father and his daughter.
Q: What would you say to other ladies who aren't sure if they want to do maternity photos?
Lacie: Try it anyways! I regret not doing maternity pictures with my first. It really makes you feel pretty to get dolled up and show some love for your belly. It's a beautiful gift from God so why not have a memory of it forever.
Q: What was your motivation for capturing this special time?
Lacie: We were motivated to capture these moments because we cherish this time in our lives. Heather did a fantastic job of keeping our 3 year old engaged and coached us through different pose which she felt would be a great shot. She really listened to what style we wanted and made it happen, plus adding her professional expertise.
I CAN'T get over how gorgeous Lacie looked in this flowy brown dress...
Soon there will be four...
I think I could've photographed them all.day.long!!! I mean, minus the heat and the south Georgia gnats, it was as close to perfect as perfect can get!
To Lacie, Jeremy and John Garrett, thank you so much for inviting me into your lives to be a part of such a truly special time. Your family is beautiful and I'm looking forward to meeting baby Jolie Grace very soon!!!!
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