Category / Maternity

Trail Dust Town November 29, 2010 at 6:23 pm

My cousin in law Trish’s family was all together for Thanksgiving and of course couldn’t pass up an opportunity to take pictures.  We went to Trail Dust Town in Tucson, AZ while I was out there visiting for Thanksgiving.  I hadn’t been to Trail Dust Town in YEARS.  I think I had my senior pictures in High School done there.  It brought back so many memories!  It’s a fun little place.  Our original location was Mount Lemmon and I have been dying to take pictures in the mountains for quite some time now.  I’m still itching to do some mountain pictures so if anyone wants to do some let me know… :D  Our back up location was still great and lots of fun.

Nicole, Justin & Peanut (since Nicole won’t divulge her name until the baby is born!!!) July 18, 2010 at 10:14 pm

So my “adopted” sister Nicole is prego and the family couldn’t be more excited for her!!!  When I met Nicole she was my brother in law Jon’s girl friend.  Nicole was pretty much adopted into my husband’s family and has remained part of the family ever since.  Years later, Nicole and Jon have remained best friends and she still comes over to see us all when she is in town and sometimes we get to have her on holidays.  :)  She recently got married to Justin and they are pregnant with their first child.  Their little girl is due in October and we all can’t wait to meet her!  So today I was so excited to take maternity pictures of Nicole and her husband.  Plus it was fun getting to know her husband a little better which is the newest member of the family.  He is so great with Nicole.  He is so caring and loving towards her.  I can already tell he is going to be an awesome Dad as well.  Here are a few of my favorite pictures from today’s shoot.

Justin is a firefighter and as we were taking pictures this fire truck randomly came by.  Talk about perfect timing!

In this shot Nicole was a superstar!  a group of people came by and were so excited about her baby “bump”.  It was adorable!

When Nicole and I were talking about the photo shoot Nicole mentioned to me that she wanted to do pictures with her showing off her gorgeous pregnant body.  If I looked that good while I was pregnant, I would be showing it off too!  You go Nicole!  With her permission she let me show some of these on my blog.  I just loved how intimately these pictures turned out.  I only wanted to show a few so here they are.

You are one hot Mamma Nicole!  This picture is definite model material!  :)

Heather Todd’s Maternity Photo Shoot April 22, 2010 at 10:13 pm

So the next day we decided to get some individual shots of Heather.  Of course it was raining all day so we just took a few shots in her Mom’s house and on the porch.  It worked out just fine, but I was hoping for a break in the rain clouds for some more outdoor shots with a possible sun shine ray in there.  Here are a few favorites!

I love close up shots of pregnant women.  They totally have that beautiful pregnancy glow.

The Todd Family April 21, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Right now I am in my home town Tucson, AZ for two weeks and I am enjoying seeing friends and family.  One of my best friends Heather is pregnant right now so I had the opportunity to photograph her with her husband and cute little baby bump.  Heather and I have been friends for many, many years and even though we don’t live near each other anymore we are still the bestest friends in the world.  I love this girl!

When Don and I had our son Jackson, we didn’t finalize his name until we left the hospital.  So up until than we didn’t really pick a name.  After we named him Heather called me up and said Jackson was what they were naming their son too, but they were spelling it J-a-x-o-n.  Very random that we picked the same name, but none the less I think it is cute and fun!  Anyways here are a few of my favorite pictures we were able to get today.  Tomorrow we will be doing more pictures of just Heather since we ran out of daylight and a storm was starting to roll through.  We even got hail after we finished the photo shoot.  It’s unbelievable since it was almost 90 degrees the other day and it was really warm earlier today.  How quickly the weather changes…

The Deering Family March 23, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Today I met Brandie, Kris and Kylie at the park to do some family and maternity pictures.  You may have noticed I did Brandie’s maternity pictures back in December, but she was barely showing than.  We were doing a family photo book for Christmas and we were trying to get the pregnant ladies in our family in there, so we had to make due with what we had.  Now she is in her last month of her pregnancy so she is definitely showing!  I love pregnant bellies!  Almost makes me miss mine…  Ok maybe not.  It sure was uncomfortable, but I did love feeling a little person in there.  It was an amazing feeling.  Here are a few pictures from today’s shoot:

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Brandie’s Maternity Photo Shoot December 18, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Brandie is my cousin in law and we just so happen to be pregnant at the same time.  She is only 5 months along right now so she is just starting to show, but we still snuck in a photo shoot right before the holidays.  She just found out the gender not too long ago.  They are having a boy and they will be naming it Brody.  I hope I spelled that right. :)  Brandie already has a daughter named Kylie so we tried to get a few pictures of Brody’s big sister Kylie saying hi.  Here are a few of my favorites.

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Pregnancy Photos!!! September 8, 2009 at 12:56 pm

For those of you who don’t know… I am pregnant!!!  I am currently 23 weeks and 2 days.  Don’t worry though, if you still need a photographer I am perfectly capable of taking pictures.  I am not due until January 3rd, 2010.  My pregnancy is going very well, so no complications that will prevent me from working.  Once I get closer to my due date I may take it a little easier depending on how I feel and what my doctor suggests, but for now my doctor says go for it!

Now here is a fun little secret I have.  My wonderful husband Don is also a very talented photographer.  He won’t tell anyone that though.  He is usually in the background of my business running the technical side of it.  He is quite the computer whizz and has a knack for business.  On a side note, if you need your computer fixed give us a call.  He is great with computers and very knowledgeable.  But with the photography business, I think we make a great team and I couldn’t do it with out him!  On top of all that he also has a great natural eye/talent with photography too.  Most people don’t know that and I hope in the future he will be able to come with me when we do weddings and he can be a second photographer.  But for now he is content with being in the background of my business and making it run.  So someday we may see Don and Mandi Horn Photography!  For now he takes pictures of me.  He is my personal and favorite photographer.  Ok, so that may be a little biased, but hey he is kind of irresistible!  So here are some of HIS pictures (not mine even though there is a water mark on it with my name.  He doesn’t have his own watermark so we will use mine.)
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Jamie McLaughlin’s Maternity Photo Shoot – 4/4/08 April 17, 2008 at 3:26 am

My good friend Jamie McLaughlin came to San Diego the first week in April, so we did a maternity photo shoot for her. Coincidentally she had her baby a couple of days ago. I can’t wait to see her next time she comes to visit, so we can take pictures of her baby Isabelle! Here are a few select pictures from that photo shoot.