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Just Mommy & Me | San Antonio Maternity Photographer

Oh me, oh my. Sometimes…an image just moves me. Can you feel the love?

Nicole is one my my dearest friends here. You may remember her from this shoot. She is one of the most capable women I know. I tend to surround myself with women who just make it happen. I enjoy self-sufficient, non-complainers. Because I am one. & so is she. Before this shoot…she mowed, pulled weeds, edged, blew leaves, cooked, cleaned & took care of this precious girl. Why? Because her husband is in Afghanistan. & he has been since she was in her first trimester. When will he return? When her new baby boy is 8 weeks old. That’s right. There is a very special place in heaven for women who give birth while their husband fights a war. Especially those women who also have a two year old. It ain’t easy. But somehow, she’s positive. & such an inspiration.

I’ll be there for her labor & delivery. & I’ll have my camera. I think there is a very lucky baby boy in there. Lots ‘o love in this family.

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  • Megan - What a special story – and how very cool that you are capturing their story! It brought tears to my eyes!ReplyCancel

  • Beth McDonough - the Nicole we know and love … in action. great job capturing it! and, nicole, the white is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • annie - whoa hormones, that totally made me cry. absolutely gorgeous picture and she sounds like an amazing woman. beautiful work as always shawna :)ReplyCancel

  • Shanilie - What an amazing photo!!! I have been looking into photo editing for a while and was wondering if you knew of any tutorials online or websites that could show me a little. Maybe even some paid actions. How do you get all the light in the back so vibrant???? I’d appreciate any help at all if you have the time.


  • Joanna Lanoue - Beautiful! You sure have a special gift for capturing the light! Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - I just read what you wrote. Then I read it again. and again. and I can’t stop staring at this image. In.every.way. it’s perfect. It’s dreamy. It’s full of peace. I don’t even need to see any more. I am complete with this one image :)



    “Learn that people photography is about people, not about photography. Great portraits are a side effect of a strong human connection.” cheryl jacobs nicolai

    Thanks for always believing in me and I can’t say it enough-how much you mean to me my sweet sweet friend!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi Rykse - AB-so-LUTE-ly stunning! Radiant light. Beautiful mama. Precious little girl. Priceless capture.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Baird - What a beautiful picture…. this totally captures everything I love about Nicole :)ReplyCancel

  • Katie Probandt - Wow! I’m impressed! What an amazing woman!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Drenth - Beautiful picture of you and Makenna! Dane is very blessed to have you! And Makenna and your precious little guy will grow up knowing, beyond a doubt, that they are loved so much! God Bless this Dyk family!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle C - THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! Just like the subjects. You captured Nicole perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - This is a beautiful picture!ReplyCancel

  • Carlin Stob Rykse - Amazing photo:)

    Nicole~Your the bomb! Your beautiful and a powerful example of living it up to all that God our Father empowers us to accomplish thru Him.

    Love ya BabeReplyCancel

  • katie clay - So gorgeous. I’ve had many a friend give birth while their husbands were deployed and I agree, there is a special place in heaven for them! So happy you’ll be there to capture the birth for him. Yay for military mamas!ReplyCancel

  • Dane - Thank you so much for taking such amazing pictures of my family… Helps me feel closer to them.ReplyCancel

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