Maternity Love

miss heartI am so excited to share these photos!  I am enamored with pregnancy and birth.  It’s one of those things that tug on my heart.

That motherly glow is captivating.  And, oh, the wonder of a tiny human formed so snugly with every detail where it was meant to be.  Amazing!  A true, life changing gift.

Yesterday I had the chance to capture this motherly glow in one of my closest friends, Missy.  I have known Missy since we were tweens.  Sheesh, I just realized its been 20+ years!

Missy is compassionate, kind, an all around beauty and a stellar mother.  She is one of those people who exudes friendly.  Friendliness is one of the things I admire most about her.  When we were younger, she would say “Hi” to any and everyone.  Every “Hello” came with a warm smile.  It didn’t matter if she knew them or not.  All the while, in school, I was taught not to talk to strangers.   Missy was homeschooled:)

She still has a cordialness about her.

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I had so much fun photographing my dear friend.  Can you see her motherly glow?

And, here is the shocker (if you don’t know Missy), this is her FOURTH child!!

She is stunning!



  1. Tammi Kale · August 27, 2014

    Absolutely beautiful…..A message shines forth from these pictures…..A nurturing mother in love with life and her children.

  2. bellelanuit · August 27, 2014


  3. Lucy · August 27, 2014

    Touched by your words, photos and tribute to Missy. Those past years when Missy and you were teens only seem like it was yesterday. Both of you are wonderful mothers and rockin’ motherhood. God is so faithful. Remain in Him! Aloha, Lucy

    • Lorena Shaw · August 29, 2014

      I “ditto” aunty Lucy sentiments.

  4. Arika Hultquist · August 28, 2014

    So gorgeous!(as always)

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