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We are sad to announce that after a wild and wonderful eight years, we will be closing The Little Umbrella on June 1. None of the content will be available after May 31, so please be sure to save anything you love before then. Thank you so much to everyone who has followed along with us and been a part of our journey!

Vintage Military Inspired Maternity Shoot

We love a maternity shoot that is a little outside the box, but personal to the couple, like this beautiful session captured by Janelle Marina Photography. The story behind these photos is so sweet! The daddy-to-be, Manny, actually came up with the concept for this session, and entered his idea into Styled Photoshoot Giveaway hosted by Janelle Marina Photography, Sparkles and Vintage, Makeup and Hair Artist Claudia, and Victoria Ivy Flowers. He knew his wife Stephanie loved vintage inspired shoots and the style from the era in her favorite movie, The Notebook. These two met as young teens, but didn't start dating until shortly after he was deployed for basic training. While away, he showered her with letters and cards, and two years later, he proposed. After suffering a difficult miscarriage, they feel incredibly blessed to be 7 months pregnant with little Max on the way. Stephanie said, "God has blessed us with our rainbow after the storm." The vendor team on this shoot did such a great job bringing that vintage military vision to life for this sweet couple, and you can see so much more in the full gallery!

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