This is kind of a throwback, but I wanted to share with you guys the photo session I had for my 2nd pregnancy !

We had so much fun doing this session, our photographer and friend Mily Cooper from Mily Cooper Photography did such an  amazing job !!

I wanted to do something special for our photo session, something outdoors and natural.

I like Mily’s style because the editing is done in a very natural way. After seeing the final product I still looked like myself, if you know what I mean.The location, the lighting, everything was perfect !

Although I had to put Sophia for a 3 hour nap so she could be happy during the session (ha! toddlers…) and it helped! She cooperated and was just so happy about taking pictures with her beautiful dresses !

Sophia and I wore a Mommy and Daughter gown that I ordered from Etsy. It was gorgeous, just like a wedding dress, and I also ordered a white off shoulder dress that gave a more bohemian look.

My husband wore a blazer and long sleeve button up shirt with no tie for a more casual look.

I was so in love when I saw the final product that I still haven’t been able to choose my favorites to put up the wall in my living room.

Hope you guys love these as much as I did ! The info for the outfits and photographer are listed at the end of this post.


Valerie S,


Matching Mommy and Daughter gown:  Matching Look

White off shoulder dress:  Embie Baby

Daddy’s Blazer and button up shirts: Express

Make up Lilit’s Make Up Studio

Photography by: Mily Cooper

Location: Pentachaeta Trail, Westlake Village, CA.

(23) Comments

  1. I love the result of the photoshoot <3

  2. These are such gorgeous photos! I just love that blue dress you have on. I wish I had done this with my kids, but we didn’t have the money then.

    1. Aww thanks love! 🙂 yeah, i understand, i didn’t do pics when i was pregnant with my daughter, at the time we were going thru some financial challenges. ❤️

  3. wow gorgeous photos! love the dress as well, compliments well with the back drop!

    1. Thanks hon 😀😀😀

  4. It seems like a wonderful photo shoot session! The matching gowns with your daughter look cute and fabulous!

    1. Thank you so much ❤️

  5. These pictures are so beautiful. Congratulations on your baby boy. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much Ophelia ❤️

  6. Aww! What a beautiful family photo shoot. You and your daughter are just beautiful! I love Etsy because you find so many wonderful unique items.

    1. Thank you Alicia! ❤️ Yes Etsy is awesome !

  7. Thank you so much dear!! ❤️

  8. these photos are absolutely stunning! that blue dress is dreamy! like a princess!

  9. You look like a real life princess! I love the mommy and daughter dress. These are some of the best pregnancy photos I’ve seen (and I’ve seen a lot.) I hope your pregnancy went out well.

  10. OMG Just seeing this post Valerie.
    I had the best time capturing your pregnancy and these images for your family !
    You guys are one of the most loving couples I know and you make my work as a photographer super easy. The outfits were also precious and I love how much you prepare for your sessions, every little detail <3

  11. Oh my goodness…your photos are amazing. I just love the blue dress….you look like a Disney princess.

    1. Aww youre so sweet! Thanks 😀

  12. Such a beautiful shoot! I love your dresses; you look like a princess! I wish I had done a maternity shoot; I know you will be able to look back on these memories with love!

  13. Blair villanueva says:

    When I saw your baby blue colored dress, suddenly you reminds me of Cinderella! You look gorgeous Momma! And congrats for your baby boy!

    1. Aww youre so sweet! Thank you dear❤️

  14. Really beautiful pictures.You look like an angel carrying a sweet little baby inside.Hope to see the pictures of baby boy soon….Stay blessed!

  15. I love these photos! It looks like you and your family had a really fun time doing it as well! I absolutely love the photo in the blue dress with the train up in the air from the wind. You look amazing in all of them! I have a son and they sure love their mommas, enjoy it!

    1. Thank you love!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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