{Yummy} Mommy.

When I first met Tamara a few years ago, I was immediately drawn towards her. Do you ever meet people like that? You say hello, you chit chat and suddenly you realize you could totally be friends for life. 

Someone you can share laughs with.

And stories about your kids. And hubbies.

We have the same faith. And the same hopes for our Christian walk. And the same outlook on life. 

A perfect setup for a friendship.
That’s how it was with Tamara. And now, three years or so later, I would definitely call Tamara one of my best friends. We have gone through a lot in the past year – including our trip together to La Tienda. She was an amazing support while we were there and an amazing travel companion … despite the fact that she was very early in her pregnancy and we had no clue , which resulted in nearly passing out several times and hurling her lunch into a plastic bag on the side of the highway… Tamara pushed through and climbed mountains, nearly passing out from heat exhaustion and nausea … she really was a trooper. (Oh my goodness – I look back now and feel so badly – because we didn’t know there was a little bambino in her tummy at the time! The POOR thing!)

But now …

Now, nine months later, she is ready to welcome her fourth child into her beautiful family!!

We had SUCH a blast shooting these pictures – we worked around four kids, three of them toddlers, diapers changes, soother hunts, lunch time hassles,  wide open windows with no coverings since Tamara just moved into a new home, and a curious crew of construction workers, climbing up and down ladders just outside her windows, often times seeing a little bit too much of what was going on in her house! Oh boy!


Four hours, two dirty diapers, one lunch of fishie crackers and yogurt and a Sleeping Beauty movie later, we managed to get what we wanted! 

Tamara, you are gorgeous – inside and out. Your love for your children, for your husband and for the Lord radiates from you. You are so blessed and rightly so! This new little wee one is so privileged to call you mommy.


I’m beyond excited to meet this sweet baby when she arrives!




We didn’t get many photos of her and the children together as one was in school … but don’t worry – we will get them all together once baby #4 arrives…






*Okay, just because …..

Here’s a little *semi/full nudity* warning for the next batch of images….*



Can you believe this is her FOURTH baby?! Wowzers!!











Love this one …
















Tamara, thank you for being open to my ideas! You were amazing …. and now I cannot wait to photograph your little one when she arrives!

January 25, 2010 - 2:56 pm

Heidi These pictures are absolutely stunning! What a blessing to capture this special time of your life in a way that only our fabulous photographer friend Gillian can! Congratulations!!:):)

January 25, 2010 - 12:12 am

Tabitha WOW – these pictures are absolutely stunning – congratulations Tamara!

January 24, 2010 - 10:50 pm

Jenn A Tamara you are absolutly Beautiful!!! Such a wonderful way to show the beauty of pregnacy and motherhood!! Gillian your work is stunning!!

January 24, 2010 - 10:23 pm

Michelle B Oh Wow, Tamara you’re stunning! And Gillian what amazing talent you have.

January 24, 2010 - 7:11 pm

Stephanie Absolutely fantastic! I can’t believe this is baby #4?~ wow!

January 24, 2010 - 5:47 pm

Tracy Nevin Oh my gosh…..Stunning stunning stunning…..Your very brave Tamara…..The best I have seen so far….Awsome job Gillian. xoxoxoxo Tray

January 24, 2010 - 2:29 pm

Phylis Halfyard One word…..AMAZING!

January 24, 2010 - 12:47 pm

Devon Sorry I meant Gillian not Jillian! 😛

January 24, 2010 - 12:46 pm

Devon Stunning!! You are absolutely gorgeous Tamara! Your art of photography is so wonderful to look at Jillian, what a gift you have. 🙂

January 24, 2010 - 10:58 am

Christine Wow Gigi, every time I read your blog you amaze me with your talent, of course it doesn’t hurt to have a beautiful model, Tamara, you look fabulous so late in your pregnancy. All the best with your labour and delivery!!

January 24, 2010 - 10:19 am

sharon she and the photos are beautiful. 4 kids obviously suit her!

January 24, 2010 - 10:07 am

Jamie The images of Tamara are beyond beautiful! Your kind words of Tamara gave me goosebumps, what a wonderful person she is.

January 24, 2010 - 1:27 am

ROSE:) WOW Absolutely gorgeous….nothing like a woman being pregnant…what a sight of a miracle that has happened to her.
CONGRATS once again Tamara:) You Look AWESOME!!!

January 24, 2010 - 12:11 am

Mich Gillian, all I can say is WOW!!! and Tamara…you are gorgeous…baby #4 and you look this good…that is amazing!!! These shots are just so beautiful…I love them all..can not pic a favorite…you are always coming up with the most amazing ideas for pics 🙂

January 23, 2010 - 11:39 pm

Tara Absolutely GORGEOUS pictures! Incredible that she looks SO amazing after 4 kids! Way to go!

January 23, 2010 - 11:33 pm

Susan These are breathtaking!

January 23, 2010 - 11:17 pm

Hilary C Absolutely stunning. Real art.

January 23, 2010 - 11:13 pm

LoraM Oh, and I love the bed one too!

January 23, 2010 - 11:12 pm

LoraM Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love the bath tub shot and the last one! Is this natural lighting?

January 23, 2010 - 10:16 pm

Julie Tamara you look fantastic! Great pics as a memory for baby #4! Good luck with the labour and delivery! 🙂

January 23, 2010 - 10:13 pm

Julie Fantastic set of images!

January 23, 2010 - 10:08 pm

Andrea W. Wow! I love how fresh these images are. They are light and simple! Lovely work! And #4? She looks great!

January 23, 2010 - 10:03 pm

Wendy What beautiful pictures of a beautiful Mummy! I think that she must have good genes…