Miles and I decided to do our “Babymoon” in Aspen this New Years! We were there for seven days. It was a wonderful to really just spend some quality time together away from the craziness of the holidays, the off season commitments, and everyday stresses. With Miles leaving at the end of January to go back to Japan for baseball spring training, we wanted to have time to connect with each other completely before we are no longer a family of two, but three! We soaked up every minute of the cold weather, gorgeous snow, breathtaking scenery, delicious food, and handheld walks through out Aspen’s picturesque village. We stayed at Aspen Square Condominiums, in which we had a studio complete with a fireplace and kitchen, making those cozy-cuddly nights and easy late mornings possible.
While there, we took the opportunity to take some unbelievable maternity photos! Being a Florida girl, I wanted to do something different than the “belly on the beach” pictures I have seen so many times. I purchased this dress on PinkBlushMaternity and made the flower crown myself, which I quickly found out was easier said than done!
I was able to connect with the amazing Aspen-based photographer Tara Marolda, who captured these beautiful photos seamlessly! She completely understood what we wanted, and worked fast, which worked well for me because it was COLD!
I ended up wearing my snow boots and thermal leggings underneath my dress to make the cold a little more bearable! The boots were a definite good call since the snow ended up being a little deep!
What you thankfully can’t see is that my eyes and nose were both watering, and I couldn’t feel my hands; it was so cold!
I was so happy we took the time to capture this moment in our lives while she is still safe in my belly!
Being seven months pregnant was the perfect time in my opinion for me to do my maternity photos, because I was obviously big enough to look noticeably pregnant, but not to big to where I didn’t feel good about myself in front of a camera.