Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I was brave!






Well today was the photo shoot. I have to say that it went pretty well. The photographer who offered to do this for us is Kenny Sturm and he was wonderful with the kids and with us. He made us feel quite comfortable and got some great shots that we are very happy with! I am going to share just a few tonight because I got brave enough to bare my belly and let's just say some airbrusing needs to be done as my belly looks like a roadmap of the us after four kids!


So here are a few....I will post more as we get them touched up a bit...


33 comments:

Anonymous said...

So proud of you :) These turned out beautiful! I can't wait to see more! You are so brave! After twins I don't think I would be so bold! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! I wouldn't touch them up at all...stretchmarks are our badges of courage! :o)

Valerie said...

Oh, Kristy!!! THEY ARE GORGEOUS!! You must be SO pleased! I absolutely love the family shots! What courage....I'm so happy that you enjoyed it and embraced the experience!

Lannea said...

Kristy,
Your pictures came out so beautiful...I am glad that you guys enjoyed the photo shoot. You are so blessed! I love the first picture and the one of Luke's silly smirk! Thanks for sharing them with us!
Love, Lannea, Eric & Norah

quilter-12 said...

Your Pictures are beautiful. As a mom of 12, the marks we get from each baby are a reminder of life.

Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Chrissy said...

Beautiful! Just gorgeous! And lucky you got them the same day! I had to wait about 5 days for mine. But they were so worth the wait! I got a dvd slideshow w/ music, a cd w/ 56 pic and 54 of them printed. More to come w/ the kids and Vinnie. So glad you had a good experience!

Julie said...

You look great - and what proud mama should be ashamed of her stretchmarks?!? Praying for you and your family!

Anonymous said...

you look beautiful. what a handsome family.

Lindsey Kate said...

Not sure how I stumbled upon your blog, but I am so touched by your courage and faith. I'm adding you to my prayer list tonight and will come back frequently to see how things are going with your beautiful family.

Grace and peace.

Anonymous said...

Kristy they are sooooo beautiful! I absolutely love the first one, Luke is loving on his mama! They are perfect!

I'm so glad you got them done! What a gift!

Love,
Lisa

The Mays' said...

The pictures turned out gorgeous! What a wonderful keepsake they will be! Your boys look absolutely adorable. Good for you that you were brave enough to bear your belly....stretch marks or not they are beautiful!

Love and prayers
Tiffany

meela said...

I have been encouraged by your story. Thank you so much for sharing it. It is a comfort to know there are others out there who have experienced some of what we have. I will keep your family in my prayers. I have a similar story of carrying a baby we knew had serious abnormalities, loving her for 14 months and losing her. I would love to share our story

meela said...

oops, I didn't finish that one...

anyway our story if you are interested is at;

http://annabelle-elizabeth.blogspot.com

The pictures are beautiful. I love pregnant bellies!

mamma_of_five said...

You look great , Love the belly shots!
Tawny

Anonymous said...

They are wonderful, absolutely wonderful. Everyone looks so great in these pictures, but I have to say you look soooo beautiful. I love them. You were brave and I think it paid off. I agree that stretchmarks are our badges of honor. Wear them proudly.

love, claire

Melissa Dovel said...

Not sure what you feel needs to be airbrushed- I think you look beautiful!!! They are priceless truely- The family photo is so awesome too.

Blessings
btw-thanks for stopping by to say hi and comment:)

Anonymous said...

Love, love the photos. So glad to see them-I have been antcipating them since you wrote about them! My favorite is the one when Ben is looking at your belly and Luke is loving his mommy. Hope all is well, wishing you a great, restful day. Keeping you in my prayers and sending you "Happy Thoughts"!

Melony said...

Those pictures are awesome.. I think you look great!! Youw will cherish those pictures forever!!

Kenzie Stanfield said...

Kristy-

You look beautiful! I'm so thankful that you had a chance to do these pictures... they are priceless!

Love and prayers,
Kenzie

Laurie said...

I love these, just love these. I am so proud of you for going through with this. I just love the one with the bow and "From God". That is just precious. I wouldn't touch up one single stretch mark. I had twins 36 years ago who were 6 lbs. and 7lbs. 13ozs. It's a "love map" to me. About life, growing, expanding faith.
It's our journey. You look beautiful in every picture and your family too.
Oh yeah, have I told you how brave you are. You did excellent. You make Isaac proud too:)
Prayers continue here for all of you and for Happy to grow safe and strong.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Paul said...

The pictures are truly beautiful. Luke and Ben are getting so big. We pray for you/your family/and Happy everyday. God bless.

Chris S. said...

Kristy,
The pictures are both amazing and beautiful! The giftag from God and the bow just say it all. Life, babies, are a gift from God.
I also love the photo with the Bolte men looking at you and Happy. Luke just looks way too cute.
And you look so beautiful in all of them, but I also love the one when you are by yourself standing in the jeans.
It would be too hard to pick out a favorite.
We will continue to pray for your miracle baby and for you and Howard as you learn more and have to think through decisions.
Love,
Chris

siscaboo said...

The pictures are just beautiful. And you should be proud of your road map. lol. I know I am proud of mine.

Zac and Jenny said...

The pictures are priceless! And, you look gorgeous . I'm glad you decided to be brave and have them taken.

Fondly, -Jenny

Anonymous said...

Kristy - Through Nate and Tricia's blog, I have found blogs of several families for whom I am now praying; including yours. Thank you for sharing your story so transparently. I am blessed to read your blogs. Your testimony and that of others has lead me on a journey of bonding more with my merciful, almighty God and with my first child (4 month old son). Again, thank you for sharing. I will continue to check in with your and to pray for you, Happy, and your family.

I think the pictures are beautiful and have captured a very special time in your life. I think all women should rejoice in their pregnant bellies...for we are wonderfully made...what an honor to carry His creations...pregnancy is amazing. You look wonderful. You go girl!

Your sister in Christ-
Laralyn Simons (Suffolk, Virginia)

Just little ole me said...

Awesome pictures I know you will cherish forever! You did a great job! May God Bless all the photographers in that wonderful organization!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are beautiful!!

Frugal Mom 08 said...

those are great!!!!!

Erin said...

The pictures are beautiful. NILMDTS is such a wonderful organization. I stumbled across your blog through a prayer request that was posted on a friend's blog. I was almost in tears reading your post about your son Isaac. We also lost out son, also named Isaac, 2 years ago to a condition called anencephaly. I know how difficult it was to go through that experience once and I can't imagine going through it again. I will keep you, Happy and the rest of your family in my prayers. The photos you had taken will be such a wonderful memory. Thankfully we took lots of photos of our Isaac but I didn't take any photos of myself when I was pregnant and I really wish I would have now. If you would like to read a little about our Isaac you can at http://burghbaby.blogspot.com/2007/11/remembering-isaac.html
Also, you mentioned your doctor in Pittsburgh. We live in Pittsburgh. Just thought I would share. Praying that God will sustain you.
Erin

David and Cassie said...

Now thats true beauty!

Laurie said...

Just look at the response, 30 comments and not one is negative!! You have our vote and I know you will cherish all of the pictures taken.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Kari and Geoff Kowalczyk said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures! They are beautiful! We do not get to see one another very often, so it was very nice to see how the boys have grown. They are growing up to be such handsome little men. I appreciate you posting your thoughts everyday. I always wonder how you’re doing. Our family has done a very bad job of staying in touch and it makes me feel closer to family knowing what your days are filled with. I am so sorry for the pain that you are feeling. You are definitely a stronger person than I am. Just know that you have a wonderful support system. Reading the comments that others have posted proves that you are loved by many people. We are all here for you to lean on. Please know that we are always thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and added yo to my favorites. I am laughing out loud at your comments above your pictures! You must have a fun sense of humor! However, I seriously think your pictures are really good, you all look great. I will continue to check in & see how you're doing. I will also keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Jennifer in FL