Maternity Photos

December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas Eve Eve everyone! I hope your weekend is rich with meaning and full of love and fun as we celebrate the birth of Christ. It’s also Russ’s 30th birthday. We’ll be keeping things low key and enjoying our first Christmas with sweet Ivy.

I want to celebrate every part of this journey. This child we weren’t sure we’d ever have, this pregnancy, this man by my side, answered prayers all around. I knew maternity photos would be part of that. I love photos, and being able to document this season of life was important to me.

Russ and I were fortunate enough to take maternity photos with my favorite photographer, Jami Leavitt. Jami took photos for us a couple years ago (here). She also took our pregnancy announcement photos. I knew I wanted to use these photos for our Christmas cards, so we decided to go a little glam. I ordered a gold dress, Russ wore his favorite suit, and Jami picked the perfect location. I planned to share these photos in December before Ivy was born. Of course she surprised us by arriving a little early. Not that I mind one bit. Our Christmas cards that say from “Russ, Amy Ann, and Baby Arnold” are a little funny though.

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  • Reply Tatjana December 29, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Beautiful pictures Amy Ann! Congrats to you both on the new member of the family!

  • Reply Shauna C December 29, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    These turned out just gorgeous! Happy New Year to you all!


  • Reply Laura Boswell December 29, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Wow, your maternity pictures turned out so beautiful!

  • Reply thevelvetrunway December 28, 2016 at 9:10 am

    These are such beautiful photos of you and Russ. You look gorgeous in this gold dress and so radiant! I hope Russ had a great birthday (my daughter’s birthday is also Christmas Eve -like Ivy she was a little early as she didn’t want to miss the holidays!)
    Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas,
    Julia x

  • Reply December 28, 2016 at 8:00 am

    They turned out so well!! I love them. She just didn’t want to miss any of the holidays so she had to get here extra early to make her entrance! 😉

  • Reply Mary-Katherine Minnis December 27, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    These are just so gorgeous, I am so glad you have these to treasure forever!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your sweet little babe and that Russ had a fantastic birthday!

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold December 27, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      Thank you! I hope you all had a great Christmas too.

  • Reply Laura December 26, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    These photos are so stunning! I love the glam look! You will always have these beautiful pictures to look back on!

  • Reply Siffat Haider December 25, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    These pictures are absolutely stunning. You look so elegant and regal! Hope you guys enjoy the holidays with your beautiful baby girl 🙂

  • Reply Erin December 25, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Wow! You look stunning. Congrats! xx, Erin –

  • Reply Sophia Morena Biffi December 25, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    you look incredibly elegant and classy….very charming!!!Wish you a Merry Xmas and happy new year!

  • Reply Molly Hogan December 25, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Such gorgeous photos! That dress was made for you 🙂


  • Reply Ali Hval December 25, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Aw, these photos are absolutely beautiful! The light is beautiful and you are just glowing! That dress is astounding as well. So stunning. 🙂

  • Reply Maria Reiswich December 25, 2016 at 11:38 am

    You are so beautiful!! Amazing photos!! Merry Christmas!!

  • Reply Vale December 25, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Amy Ann, these pics are so beautiful and once again I have to repeat myself: you are (were) the most gorgeous mum to be…enjoy your Christmas with baby Ivy and your lovely hubby, best wishes !

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  • Reply Michelle Orsi December 24, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    These are the most stunning photos! Hope you are enjoying Ivy’s first Christmas!!!

  • Reply Courtney December 24, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    You look absolutely gorgeous in this photoshoot! I love that you get to say Merry Christmas from the three of you this year!

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