In the past, we’ve told you how much we enjoy seeing every part of your love stories. The proposals, the engagement photos, the weddings, and sometimes we get to see the families you create. Although not every couple wants children, and some families are complete just as they are, we do enjoy seeing women we love blossom. Joanna Ballentine has been a huge contributor to Once Wed, and we were so excited to hear that she and her husband were expecting a little one. Joanna and Rylee are great friends, and Rylee captured some of Joanna’s final days of pregnancy in her Birmingham home. We can’t get enough of the soft textures, light, and of course, Joanna’s radiance in this shoot and hope that it will serve as inspiration for any maternity sessions you plan in the future.

And just so you know, Joanna and Robbie welcomed their little one, Theodore Alexander into the world on September 11, 2014 at 8.5 lbs and 21 inches long!

Photography: Rylee Hitchner


Comments (8)

Sarah | Reply

great birthday. same as me :)

Amy | Reply

Beautiful pictures! Where can I buy that gorgeous headboard??? I love it!

Mary McLeod | Reply

Hi Amy,
We believe the headboard is custom built by Joanna and her husband: http://instagram.com/p/p3lpHAl5Fd/?modal=true.

Stacy {Woodsy Weddings} | Reply

Beautiful shoot. The light is beautiful and so are the momma-to-be’s outfit choices. I really love how natural everything is and feels.

Christine DeWall | Reply

I keep seeing this photos hoot come up on my Pinterest. I love Joanna’s blue dress. I know it’s been awhile but do you know where it was purchased? Thank you!

Allie Day | Reply

I would love to know where the blue dress was purchased too, it is so perfect for this shoot and keeps popping up on my pinterest page as well. Well done photo shoot!!

Kallie Rogers | Reply

Beautiful photos! Where are both the dresses/nightgowns from in this shoot?

Michelle Wong | Reply

Where is her gray dress from? I love it