Bellies, Boudoir and Beaching: Michelle + Scott

Jun 10, 2009 | Bellies

It’s an incredible honor being asked to photograph momentous occasions in peoples’ lives – and never more so than when it’s for your very dear friends.  Scotty and Michelle spent a while trying for their first baby, and it was announced to our family here in Seattle on Christmas day.  It took me a few minutes to get what the heck their strange little Christmas card was all about (yeah, I’m slow like that) but when it finally dawned on me that they were expecting I burst into a quivering mess of happy tears.  🙂

Their belly session was rearranged four times, but we finally got to hang out and rub the bump last week, and I am so excited to post these pics.  I always find it so much tougher photographing my friends (they know the real me that’s hiding behind the goofball exterior) but I think we did OK.  Well, I’ll let you all be the judge of that.

It was Michelle’s baby shower on Sunday, so this is part of my absentee gift (I’m back in Boston right now, house hunting again).  Thank you, good luck, and all my love to you guys.  And congrats on the FAB paint job in baby Nougat’s room!

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© 2009 Kate McElwee Photography


  1. These turned out amazing! Thank you SOOO much Kate!

  2. I am in LOVE with the one with all the food! OMG the best maternity shot I’ve seen so far! Awesome!!

    The shots of the sky & her silohouette (I suck at spelling) are AWESOME!!!!! The next to last one is one that I’d have on my wall and maternity really isn’t my thing! Bravo Kate!

  3. very fun maternity session(s)
    I agree photographing friends is hard(:

  4. What glorious photos! Michelle is glowing 🙂

  5. Kate, #18 is pure epic-ness! 🙂

  6. I love those shots on the beach with that sky! Beautiful!

  7. Hi Kate! I see your updates on Facebook and thought I should take some time to check out your blog. I love your work! Especially love the tunnel shot in this set. Hope all is well in Boston!



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