June 4th, 2016
How did you find out you were expecting?
It was a surprise!
How did you tell the father?
We found out together! We bought a test and we just knew.
Did you find out the gender of your baby?
Yes! We were so excited to find out we were having a girl!
Is there a name picked out yet?
We always knew if it was a girl, it would be Emma Rose like my mom.
How has pregnancy changed you as a woman?
I became more conscious of what I feed my body physically and
emotionally. I feel more confident and empowered with all the changes.
What advice do you wish you had known before getting pregnant (even
if it’s something gross)?
Pregnancy can be an exciting time, but its also very stressful. Being
aware of my thoughts and feelings became so important. I found it
important to maintain calm and peace and often reminded myself to take
deep breaths and to let the little things go.
Even when you have a birth plan, be prepared because it might not go
as planed and It’s ok. Let go, and Let God. Everything will go as
should. Nothing is coincidence!
What is one thing you find beautiful about being pregnant?
Creating a New Life! Every woman feels different about pregnancy and
each journey is unique and wonderful in its own way.
What would you tell someone who just found out they were pregnant?
Staying Healthy during Pregnancy is very important and it does make a
Having balance is key.
Writing a Birth Plan and getting educated is important. Even if this
is not your first baby, attending a childbirth class will help you
feel more confident and prepared for delivery.
What are your beauty must-haves while pregnant?
These are Products that personally I can’t start my day without. As a
product junkie, I am always on the lookout for more though.
Rose Day Cream from Dr Hauschka to hydrate, soothe and nurture my face.
Raw Almond oil to moisture the belly and my body as it grows.
And my Falsies; For my lack of lashes during pregnancy.
Lastly, to prevent Melasma (dark spots in our face) I use a good CC
Cream that has an SPF of 50+ (physical only, not chemical) all-in-one
as it’s full coverage color correcting cream.
Lets Not forget H2O! A must!
Can you share with our mommies where you purchased the items you wore
for your maternity session?
All of the beautiful dresses used in my session were from Sew Trendy
Accessories. I loved how well they fit and I felt so beautiful wearing
Kind words about your photographer?
Jessica is FANTASTIC! and amazing to work with. I feel so lucky to
have found her.
We had two newborn sessions with Jessica in addition to this maternity
session. Each session was a wonderful experience. She made it fun and
easy and posing felt so natural. She always has a smile on her face
which put us right at ease.
Jessica was so patient and masterful while working with my children
and was able to take some truly beautiful photos of them. The end
result was amazing and my husband, Alfonso and I just loved every
single image! Jessica is so cool and easy to be around. The images she
captures are delicate and very high-quality.
The entire experience, from my maternity photos to the newborn
session, was wonderful. The images captured from both sessions are
very classic and will be wonderful images for us for years to come.
She has a great eye for capturing beautiful images. Not to mention her
ability with our babies. The environment in the studio is also
wonderful and comfortable. We had a very great experience! We couldn’t
thank her enough!
Lil Buttons Photography was born out of owner, Jessica Rogers’ creative nature and her desire to have a non-traditional job after the birth of her own little boy. After months spent training in newborn photography, she took up her longtime passion with renewed appreciation for the fleeting moments of baby’s first year. Where some photographers rely heavily on over-the-top props, Jessica prefers delicate knits and subtle pieces that highlight the natural warmth of her tiny subjects. Her full-service San Clemente studio offers eco-friendly, heirloom-quality products as well as digital images.
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