The Carson Girls

The day I found out I was pregnant, I was dying to tell someone.  Of course I told my husband.  Then I told my friend Jamie at her son’s birthday party.  But, we decided to wait to tell our parents and close friends until we saw them for Christmas… over 3 weeks away!  The next morning I texted my friend, Julie, like we do every day.  I think I said something random and then threw in, “Guess what?  I’m pregnant!”.  That night she texted me and said, “Me too!”.  I was so excited to have a pregnancy friend.  When I was pregnant with Brayden I didn’t know anyone else who was pregnant.  Julie said, “It’s sort of like Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson getting engaged on the same weekend.  Only way cooler!”.  She always has the best analogies.

Our original due dates were just a week a part.  At 14 weeks she snuck me into a hospital after hours to get an ultrasound to find out what we were having.  It was a little sketchy, but totally worth it because that was the first time I got to see I was having a baby girl.  I cried happy tears, but didn’t quite believe it until my next ultrasound at 18 weeks.  Julie had already found out the week before she was having a boy.  After 4 girls the Carson’s were finally getting their boy!

I’ve had so much fun being on this pregnancy journey with Julie.  Getting to help them announce to their friends and family that they were pregnant.  Telling the girls for the first time.  Announcing that she was having a boy.  Going out for ice cream cravings (even though she didn’t inform me until we were there that she wasn’t allowed to have carbs and then proceeded to throw up the following day).  And now, 37ish weeks later, Julie gets to meet her baby boy this Friday.  I’m so thrilled for them!

Julie doesn’t do maternity shoots or belly shots, but I thought it would be fun to do one last shoot of all the girls together before blue invades their pink, sparkly lives.  Doing something fun and girly together.  These girly girls had a bit of an issue getting dirty at first, but they loved it be the end!  To say their kitchen was a disaster at the end of the shoot is an understatement!

Julie, I know you’re a little bit nervous about being the mom to a boy.  But, I promise it’s amazing.  Boys love their mama’s with all their hearts.  You’re walking into a whole new world of trains, baseballs, farts, dinosaurs, cars, and wee wee jokes.  And it’s fun.  I pinky promise.  Just remember to point the wee wee down in the diaper.  Took me awhile to figure that one out :)   This baby is going to be the luckiest boy in the world coming into your family.  I can’t wait to meet him!  Here’s the slideshow!

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34 Responses to The Carson Girls

  1. Lydia says:

    I’ve loved this family since your first session with them. This is adorable! Can’t wait to see a family session with their new little boy!

  2. Andrea H says:

    What a super fun girly session. Love it Drew! Such a fun family!

  3. amy says:

    goodness, i love this! julie is one of my faves ever. mix her and you and your awesome photography and you have such a winner pie! :)

    best tip for 1st time mamas of boys is to point the weewee down in the diaper, fo sho! grrrrrreat advice!

  4. Rebekah Lyn says:

    Too cute! These kids are gorgeous and look like a lot of fun!

  5. Meghan says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shoot! What a fun way to document some girl time!!! As a mommy to three boys, I can attest to the fact that there is nothing like it. They are the best and it’s clear he will be in a fun and loving home. What a lucky little guy!

  6. Drew B + Carson Family = awesome photo shoots! Love these pics Drew, what a fun session!

  7. Jason Carson says:

    Oh wow! Drew, I am SO blown away. AUNTIE DREW IS THE BEST!!!!!!! I just got home from a 15 hour day at the office and got to come home to this! What a treat. I don’t know how you do it. For reals- no clue on how you can capture the best photos on the planet. You are so special with Julie and our girls- you are total family Drew. Thank you for always being so kind to us. We love you!!

  8. Jess says:

    How fun :) And you are so right… little boys love their mommas like no other. I had my girl first and didn’t understand that until I had my son :)

  9. andrea says:

    Drew! These are amazing! What a fun and awesome shoot to do with Mom and her girls. They totally look like they are in their element here and you just happen to be there with a camera! Awesome job Drew! Those Carson girls….all of them are the cutest!

  10. Teresa says:

    Stopping in from Joy’s Hope! These pictures are amazing and they look so adorable! Love these!

  11. Bobbie Brown says:

    This story gave me chill-bumps and I LOOOOOVE these pictures!

  12. these photos are absolutely fantastic! what a great memory and moments you captured.

  13. Celine says:

    These pictures are awesome! I love the bright, vivid colors. Would you mind giving away what settings you used for some of these shots?

  14. Jamie says:

    *tears! Love the last paragraph!! :) And of course every.single.photo :) Good Luck on Friday Julie!! I can’t wait to hear the news from Drew.

  15. meg duerksen says:

    wow.
    drewb i have heard nothing but fabulous things about you from julie over and over again. :)
    these are amazing!

  16. Lauren says:

    DrewB, love these photos… you always do an amazing job capturing this awesome family!! and what a great friend you are!

  17. Summer Crosbie says:

    Amazing! :)

  18. AshleyAnn says:

    Best girl shoot EVER. I wish I had a close friend nearby to pop in and capture something like this in my house. You did a phenomenal job – they are so full of life & joy.

    Wonderful boy tips too…don’t we all wish the doctors delivering boys mentioned pointing the wee wee down in the diaper!

  19. Jamie says:

    Totally loveable. Love the creative work and family. Such a memorable and special event and even better that it was marked by lots and lots of sprinkles! Keep on keeping on!

  20. Chris says:

    beautiful pictures. lovely idea. thanks for sharing;)

  21. kristy says:

    absolutely darling!!!

  22. Jillian Tree says:

    Came across this on pinterest…and love it, you did an amazing job! :)

  23. Zoie says:

    Stumbled upon your site while googling for fellow photography blogs. I love your work! This is an adorable session. I adore the bright colors. These shots just make me happy.

  24. Beautiful images. Beautiful family. Beautiful house. <3

  25. Cat Watson says:

    I LOVE this shoot. Such a beautiful family! Amazing job:)

  26. Angela says:

    What a fun mama you are! You’re girls are beautiful and between the vibrant colors of your home (love the wall color – have you done a post about your decor yet?) with the happy smiles and cute outfits this post made my heart swell!
    What a blessing to have another baby added to your already cute fam!!

  27. Zaida says:

    Oh, how I love these shots! I truly need to schedule a one-on-one session with you in 2012! Love your work! Also, love that delicious paint color on the kitchen walls? Will your friend share the color? :)

  28. kat says:

    Too sweet! These pictures are fantastic. What a wonderful day that you captured perfectly for their family!

  29. I can’t even stand how cute these are! These pictures truly made my day! I’m coming to see you one day out in Cali! Someday!

  30. ellen patton says:

    Those are fun photos!

  31. Yana K says:

    WOW. What a gorgeous shoot. Tells a story so well! And the home decor: WOAH. So beautiful. I just want to recreate all that so I can wake up to that much pretty color in my home :)

  32. karina says:

    Wow! Very uniqe and beautiful! Loved it!!!!!

  33. jaymi says:

    this may be my favorite “lifestyle” shoot I’ve ever seen! I can’ t stop looking at these pics! I love the colors–it helps that her kitchen is so adorable to begin with!

  34. bryan says:

    love the powder sugar shot… great lighting

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