My maternity photo session with Kate Crafton Photography, infertility struggles, and a baby on the way!


February 22, 2012

I seldom post about personal stuff, but this blog took six long years to write about.

My husband and I have struggled with infertility since 2005.  Without too many details, we tried a few rounds of in-vitro, fertility drugs, and lots of prayer over the years without success.  But when God wants to show off, there is no stopping Him!  After completely giving up, we found out we were pregnant (naturally!) last July.   Our little girl is due in about 4 weeks.  We couldn’t be happier!

—  You can see a video of our story here  —

The day I knew this was really going to happen, I started thinking about maternity portraits.  I suppose that is normal for a photographer?  There was only one person to call–Mrs. Kate of Kate Crafton Photography.  Kate and I danced together in college at MTSU (go Blue Raiders!) and she is one of the most talented photographers I know.

Visit her blog here to see our baby belly session!

I know that I am most humbled when my clients tell me that their images moved them to tears…and now I know exactly how they feel.  I cried looking at our photos this morning!  So, thank you, Kate, for capturing this most precious moment for us.  It may very well be the only pregnancy I get to experience in this lifetime.  xoxo

Kate Crafton Photography maternity session in Franklin, TN

  1. K. Crafton says:

    I’m SO excited for you two!!!!! Love you girl!!

  2. Angela says:

    Shanell, I am SO touched after learning about your and your husband’s story! The photos turned out amazing (of course they did with Kate behind the camera 🙂 and it was SO nice to meet you!

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