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From 2011-2016, we had an inspiration blog featuring nurseries, baby showers, parties, and portraits that were submitted to us by photographers, designers, and parents. We no longer accept submissions or post new blog content, but we have left the archive here for those who have saved this content, or for new readers looking for inspiration.

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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