A Belly in a Tub…

When Stephanie booked her maternity session with me, I knew she’d be the girl for this shot, for this idea that I had, but had never tried … thankfully, she was a willing model and just smiled politely when I told her my idea … hopefully she didn’t think I was crazy! This was the prop I was referring to when I wrote hubby just gave me “the look” when I asked him to bring this to a field …. but he did! I have a great husband, yes I do. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 


Stephanie, you are awesome!








Baby boy due in a few weeks ….. such an exciting time!







Stephanie, I can’t wait to meet your baby boy! You are so blessed!


And now, on to a pretty cool giveaway I’ve been wanting to put up on the blog for a while now.ย 
If you’re a mom or dad of a school aged child, I’m sure you can relate to this dilemma of the school-bag litter. Ugh. Who wants to litter up the land with loads of plastic wrap, sandwich bags and so forth?
Company Logo

Laptop Lunches has come up with a fantastic system for created a waste-free lunch for your child …. and I’m ALL OVER this idea!

lunchboxes, bento boxes, stainless drink bottles, and more

Half Sandwich with sides



Laptop Lunches, a business created by two amazing women, offers fun, practical ways to package your child’s lunch in a waste-free manner … you can ditch those sandwich bags, forget the Saran wrap … these girls have you – and your kids’ lunch – covered. Their lunch sets are available in all sorts of funky colours as well so you can personalize each child’s lunch containers.ย 


This week, Laptop Lunches will be giving away one free Bento Buddies Set in your choice of the following colors:ย Berry, Lime, Pink, Purple Party, or Red …


To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on the blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ Easy as pie.ย 

You know what else I love about Laptop Lunches? They give you awesome ideas foryour child’s lunch! If you’re anything like me, come Friday, you’re struggling to come up with something creative for luch for your kiddo! ย Check out Laptop Lunches’ link for some awesome ideas for you!!!!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend – here in Canada, it’s a long weekend, first long weekend of the summer! Wahoo! If you’re local to Orangeville, maybe I will see you at the BIG HUGE super fun Sassy Sweet Pea party tomorrow!!! The party is at my studio (12 York Street) – hopefully out back in the garden if it doesn’t rain! – at 6:30!! See you there! ๐Ÿ™‚

May 31, 2010 - 10:04 pm

Karla Hey there, just saw your post on FB. Love this idea! Pls enter me into your contest. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

May 31, 2010 - 9:15 pm

Rachel cute lunch packs, loving all your photos. can’t wait to see more baby bump updates!

May 31, 2010 - 8:55 pm

Jamie A Such a great shoot!! and I love all your work…

May 31, 2010 - 8:51 pm

Jennifer G Love these images!! Those lunch paks are adorable too!

May 29, 2010 - 10:09 am

Mich Gillian, these maternity shots have to be some of my fav you have ever done. So creative using the tub with the beautiful outdoor scenery as your backdrop. I also love the one with the parasol!! I would love to get a laptop lunch for Allyson to celebrate her moving up to Grade 1 soon. It would make her feel like such a BIG girl now ๐Ÿ™‚

May 28, 2010 - 10:10 am

Tara I love that she was so brave to just get in the tub outside…beautiful ideas. Your pictures are gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚ esp the profile one with the sunlight streaming through…’sigh’
and of course the lunchboxes are pretty neat, it might break my habit of using too many ziploc bags ๐Ÿ™

May 28, 2010 - 9:53 am

karen Beautiful Shots of the beautiful Mama ! Love the litterless lunch kits ! even without “little” kids i think my kids would love them as well !

May 25, 2010 - 11:40 am

Monique What a brave girl! Laptop lunches is a Very Cool Idea!

May 24, 2010 - 10:40 pm

Shannon A tub?!?!?!? Ok, never would have guessed that one! haha! Beautful shots as always ๐Ÿ™‚ Laptop lunch is exactly what I need for Lyla – I always try my best to send litterless lunch, but sometimes I just can’t find the lids that match!!!! lol

May 24, 2010 - 9:13 pm

Christine Taylor love this giveaway!! My son starts school this fall and I would love one of these to send him off with. As always great shots and a brave mama!!

May 24, 2010 - 9:03 am

Jenn Love the new prop and photos, you have a keen eye for creativity!
We have 1 laptop lunch, but with 4 kids…I need to expand. What an awesome giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

May 23, 2010 - 8:04 am

Nicole I wish all of my students at school had laptop lunches! I have been working on litterless lunches with them all year, but I’m still shocked (and disgusted) at the amount of garbage ONE class produces! I have been able to get them composting though–probably because I can control that ๐Ÿ™‚

May 23, 2010 - 12:17 am

Tabitha OMG I *love* the tub!! Just love it!!! What a beautiful baby bump ๐Ÿ™‚ And I am totally storing up ideas for my family session ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I *love* the laptop lunches!!! We try so hard to make litterless lunches, but then the containers don’t fit in the lunch bag, and being 9, he’s really not focused on taking a moment to rearrange, and he just leaves it behind – what a great solution for us!!

May 22, 2010 - 9:06 pm

Kate Stevenson Love the new Prop (Bathtub) Gillian. Really beautiful composition on stephanies maternity shots. Also think those are the cutest little lunch sets I have to get one for my son!!!

May 22, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Dawn Beautiful Pics! WOW!
I’m eager to try laptop lunches. A giveaway would be a great place to start!

May 22, 2010 - 12:14 pm

Ashley I love your photography, it’s so beautiful and tasteful! I am still considering whether I would like to have professional pregnancy photos taken.

The laptop lunchboxes are quite fun, I’ve been looking for unique lunchboxes that my husband can take for work.

May 22, 2010 - 11:51 am

Michelle Bonham I love the creativity that you have with your props! and laptop lunchs are great.. I have one for myself! hehe

May 22, 2010 - 11:46 am

Jenna Love the maternity pics, brave girl! Can’t wait to see mine!

May 22, 2010 - 11:02 am

Jenn Great shots in the tub…your hubby is a superstar!

Sorry we’re going to miss the party!

May 22, 2010 - 9:06 am

Dana Murray Laptop Lunches is a great idea! Can’t wait to get our pictures done next month!!

May 22, 2010 - 7:58 am

Amber Awesome prop Gillian! You have an awesome husband too! I really love the DOF in your photos and the colours are so rich and lively. They all went perfectly together for this gorgeous mama to be. The lunch box idea is an excellent idea.

May 22, 2010 - 2:13 am

Margaret LaRocca Gillian, I can’t thank you enought for the baby bump shots of Stephanie, they turned out absolutely amazing. You truly have a special talent. Thank you, Thank you,Thank you!!!!!!!!

May 21, 2010 - 11:48 pm

Kim Bovaird Beautiful as always! I love the tub shots, great idea! Those lunch kits are awsome, I know my childrens school has a litterless lunch program – I am all for it!

May 21, 2010 - 11:27 pm

Teresa I can see this tub maybe being used in stream shots ๐Ÿ˜‰
Love the lunch box ideas my youngest would love a new one for September.

May 21, 2010 - 10:45 pm

Rose:) Amazing prop…you have one amazing hubby to bring all the loot at your photo sessions:)
I LUVVVVV the laptop lunch bags, I have seen some students with them…..now I know where they come from:)
Have FUN at the gathering tomorrow…I am gonna miss it:(

May 21, 2010 - 10:31 pm

Rebecca Ooooh – I’ve heard about these from a few people and thought they were a great idea = love the colours!

May 21, 2010 - 9:03 pm

Melanie Beautiful photos as always! Now when do we get to see some pics of your baby bump as well! And Gilligan’s of course!

Love the idea of the laptop lunches, great idea even for us adults to come up with ideas for lunch for work!

May 21, 2010 - 8:29 pm

Karen What amazing shots of “the belly in the tub” I wish I had done that with my twin-sized belly!

May 21, 2010 - 8:28 pm

Tara Great shots!!! Mommy to be is glowing! Fun lunch boxes too!!!

May 21, 2010 - 7:21 pm

Vanda Loved the tub shots. She’ll cherish those for a long time.

May 21, 2010 - 7:02 pm

Sherri Love the tub! No wonder Abby never gains any weight. As for the laptop lunch, I make lunch every weekday for my hubby and these would be ideal for him as well as for kids.

May 21, 2010 - 6:56 pm

Sherry Blake Hannah starts JK this September and these would be perfectly awesome for her, and they’re so darn cute. Plus we are taking a vacation to NFLD in June and we are driving these would be amazing and litterless. Awesome all around.

May 21, 2010 - 6:51 pm

Jen Wow awesome as always. We have had laptop lunch boxes for awhile now. They rock. No garbage!!

May 21, 2010 - 6:40 pm

Grandma Gerr Great Work! Great Model! Even I didn’t see the tub! LOL

May 21, 2010 - 6:08 pm

lori Love the maternity shots!! Litterless lunches all the way! Yeh Laptop lunches!

May 21, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Stacey Janzen As always I LOVE your work <3 Awesome tub, and one brave and beautiful mommy to be : ) Your hubby is great for taking that out for you and for the others I’m sure we are all glad to see the final shots of the mysterious prop lol ….

And secondly LOVE LOVE LOVE the lunch box idea, so feel free to draw my name, so my 10 year old can have one to try out lol : )

Can’t wait for your next amazing blog, and patiently waiting for your little bundle of joy ha ha.. Hope the little bun in the oven is doing well….. <3

May 21, 2010 - 5:48 pm

Julie Laptop lunches, what a great idea!!

May 21, 2010 - 5:47 pm

Miranda LOVE LOVE LOVE the maternity shots!!!! This old girl may just want to get some after all….. those are stunning!!!!! Abbey IS a doll for hauling that around:)
Love the give away- what a smart idea for those kids who attend litterless schools!!!

May 21, 2010 - 5:25 pm

Samantha Fizzard these would be great! not only for school but for long car rides or anything! perfect! love the photos with the bathtub! BEAUTIFUL!!

May 21, 2010 - 5:22 pm

Tara WOW! Once again….AMAZING shots! definitely a ‘different’ prop…but I’m convinced you can make anything look good!

May 21, 2010 - 5:15 pm

Ellie H. I LOVE the tub pics, Gillian! Where were you when I was pregnant? (in reality, God hadn’t crossed our paths yet!)

Love the lunch kits, will surely need one for next year when T is in school FULL TIME (*tear*)

May 21, 2010 - 5:09 pm

Audrey D I can see lots of good things happening with that tub. Kids in lots of bubbles! The laptop lunches are a great idea. Would be great for taking the grandkids out on day trips.

May 21, 2010 - 5:07 pm

Debbie Beautiful maternity shots. I love the last one with the fly-away material ๐Ÿ™‚

I like the blue & green “aliens” laptop lunch box, too ๐Ÿ™‚

May 21, 2010 - 5:04 pm

Sonya Beautiful – love the last pic! And I love the laptop lunches, have been wanting one for a while!

May 21, 2010 - 4:50 pm

tamara Wow!!! Love the bathtub shots!!! Gorgeous as always!!

May 21, 2010 - 4:41 pm

karen love the new photo’s and the tub is an awesome addition!!! And the giveaways! LOVE THEM! I can totally see 2 new purchases in my future! what an awesome way to do litterless lunch, and keep everything organized all at once!

May 21, 2010 - 4:35 pm

Michelle Was dying to see what the new prop was…. never imagined a bathtub…. lovely photos, you are very creative!

May 21, 2010 - 4:31 pm

Kristi Great maternity shots!!! What a great giveaway, perfect gifts for school aged kids and days of taking my girls to the zoo!