Roman Lion’s Newborn Lifestyle Shoot

Today I am finally sharing Roman’s Newborn Lifestyle shoot photos! I am so happy that despite the rushed circumstances of Roman’s birth, we were able to put this shoot together and capture such beautiful moments.

As many of you may already know, I delivered Roman 18 days earlier than his originally anticipated arrival due to a pregnancy complication called Obstetric Cholestasis. In short, Obstetric Cholestasis is a rare pregnancy complication caused by a build-up of bile acids in the bloodstream. The bile salts in the blood cause a persistent and in my opinion, uncontrollable itch on the skin and most notably on the soles of your feet. The bile in the bloodstream could have potentially become toxic to my little Roman and therefore I was induced on May 31, 2016 and gave birth on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, three days before my scheduled maternity photo shoot.

Therefore, my maternity photo shoot turned into Roman’s Newborn Lifestyle photo shoot. The nursery was not yet finished and I had not ordered any newborn outfits or props for Roman’s photo shoot! But thanks to the very accommodating Darling Dreams Photography team and the fast-as-lightning hands of Danielle Spencer of Red Owl Photo Props, we were able to set up the shoot and suit Roman into this adorable hand knit Lion costume! I am so glad it all came together because these are photos I will cherish for a lifetime!

Special thanks to my boyfriend Daniel for quickly making the nursery photo shoot ready; to my sister (and MUA) Victoria for providing the glam; and my sweet niece Cyane for helping me sponge bathe Roman that morning!

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Easy Breezy Boho Chic

Hey guys! I hope you all are having an “Easy Breezy” weekend so far.  I will be spending most of my weekend taking part in my new favorite past time: working on Baby G’s (Baby Guenechea) nursery!  I am very proud of our progress so far, we’ve painted; built the crib, dresser, changing table; and organized Baby G’s clothing (or at least what clothing we have so far).  Despite the progress we still have so much work to do! Preparing for a baby is an enormous amount of work and I don’t want to leave anything for the last minute.  I shared a little sneak peek at the nursery on IG earlier this week (here), but I can’t wait to share the final outcome with you all!

Here’s an “Easy Breezy” shirt dress look I put together with the help of a few colorful boho accessories.  I love this shirt dress because it is work or weekend appropriate, lightweight and will carry over well sans baby bump.  I’ve been very selective about my maternity style purchases ensuring that I select items that I can also make use of after pregnancy.  Consider that my #1 maternity style tip!  I’ll be working on a list of maternity style tips this week and sharing them on the blog very soon!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and as always, thanks for stopping by!


White Shirt Dress: BCBG MaxAzria (similar, similar)

Necklace: Girls Will Be Girls Boutique

Ring: ALDO Shoes

Wedges: Schutz (on SALE here)

Fringe Bag: Gift from BFF

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