Kelly Hicks » Design & Photography


I’ve been so anxious to share these pictures with you! Hannah as some of you know, is my younger sister and is pregnant with her second little one – a girl this time! When she had William, I was living in Arizona and wasn’t around for all the pregnancy excitement so this time I’m so glad I’m here! I get to help her with the baby’s room, share in the excitement, and just have sisterly bonding time! This is really something we were missing out on when I was living so far away and has made the move transition a lot easier. I have said it before but I really do mean that my sisters are my best friends!

I actually had to do some convincing in order for Hannah to let me take maternity photos but we discussed how it could be done in a classy, beautiful way and I think we accomplished that! We took these in her bedroom at home which has beautiful natural colors and light. I’d love to hear what you all think! I can’t wait til the little Fluffnut comes! She’s due May 11th so it could be anytime now!

  • Ver’well done… super good job. I’m impressed… I continue to love your post production style and how you’ve made it your own. I love that you shot all of these on location in the bedroom.. great use of the mirror in that one shot and of the window light to do the silo shot. rock on girl… wish you were still 2nd shooting with me on a regular basis.ReplyCancel

  • Wow! Kelly, these are absolutely stunning! The first five or so look like something that would be in a magazine. Like Travis said – You’re post production is spot on and I love it. Kudos!ReplyCancel

  • oneida

    these are so beautiful kelly! i especially love the faded silhouette photo. your sister looks like a model who is pregnant and loving it, not a pregnant woman trying to get her picture taken. i don’t know if that makes sense, but anyway, love these!ReplyCancel

  • Thanks Travis – huge compliment coming from you! Miss second shooting with you! Your energy is contagious!!ReplyCancel

  • Ahh thanks Oneida! You make perfect sense πŸ™‚ Hannah is one beautiful pregnant gal!ReplyCancel

  • I love them. You always take the most beautiful pictures, they are defiantly so classy. This is exactly how’d i want pregnancy pictures if I was to ever get them done.ReplyCancel

  • WOW!!! Heather and I were just drooling at these!! The best maternity shots I’ve seen!!! First of all… your sister: SO BEAUTIFUL! Secondly.. love the scarf and how you used the scarf, the lighting, the room… basically everything! yeah girl!! YOU NAILED IT! πŸ™‚ xoxo!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah San Jule

    Gorgeous photos…and what an absolutely beautiful momma! WOW. Your work is so amazing Kelly. The lighting is just perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Thiemann

    Hannah looks absolutely gorgeous in these photos!! Great job on the angles Kelly!! Congrats again, and I can’t wait to meet the little bundle of joy. =)ReplyCancel

  • Britt Felix

    Those make me wanna be pregnant again–beautiful! Your sister is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa

    Gorgeous photos, Kelly! You are amazing. I love the natural light. Hannah is absolutely glowing.ReplyCancel

  • those are sooooo pretty!! i love the one of her in shadow, lovely!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen (Helfinstine)Boysen

    AMAZING pictures, Kelly! You are so talented!ReplyCancel

  • These are absolutely beautiful and your sister will treasure them forever.ReplyCancel

  • Wow! These photos are breathtaking! I love the natural light. Your sister is one gorgeous mama! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Laura Gialanella

    I hope when I am pregnant one day I look as cute as that! Her daughter will love those when she grows up πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Britt

    Kel!! You have to come back to AZ and take some of these for me! I won’t be nearly as small as your sister tho! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

    • I would love to Britt! Soo exciting you are preggo! Ahhh wasn’t it yesterday I was shooting your wedding?!ReplyCancel

  • Sophia, from Sweden

    wow, great photos!ReplyCancel

  • came across this session on pinterest and had to let you know how beautiful it is! amazing work πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jenna Bourland

    These are just perfect and Hannah is gorgeous. Miss you, Kelly!!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my!! I absolutely love this pictures and the light and her hair!! what a beautiful mommy!! Nice job!! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Oh my these are adorable, love the light and her hair!! just beautiful, nice job!! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • OMG. She is abs. GORGEOUS! These photos are amazing!!!!ReplyCancel

  • I found your website through pinterest – that incredible silhouette maternity shot is all over the place! You’ve inspired everybody to either get pregnant or take pictures of pregnant women. πŸ˜‰

    I just wanted to say kudos for what I consider one of the most beautiful images I’ve ever seen! Cheers~ReplyCancel

  • Wow thanks Bethany!! I had no idea it’s all over pinterest! That’s awesome – I’m glad you found me and thanks so much for the nice comments πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Danielle

    I love these – your sister is gorgeous and the photos are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • so adorable. i’m loving these!ReplyCancel

  • You did an INCREDIBLE job! I think she just might be the prettiest pregnant lady ever. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Just stumbled upon your blog. LOVE these photos, so talented. Favorite is also the silhouetted one – such a beautiful capturing of curved lines and soft light.ReplyCancel

  • Lily

    These are gorgeous, absolutely stunning.ReplyCancel

  • I ABSOLUTELY love these photos. Saved them for one day…ReplyCancel

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  • i’m totally in love with your blog, you have so many gorgeous photos and blog posts ;D
    Is there any way to subscribe? I tried pressing the RSS feed button thing, but it wasn’t working D;…ReplyCancel

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  • Can’t remember just know how I found your blog, but I love it! These photos of your sister are great! The lighting and poses are wonderful. I know she will be so glad to have them in years to come.ReplyCancel

  • Savannah

    This maternity shoot is the BEST maternity shoot Ive ever seen!!!!! BEAUTIFUL DONE!!!! And SOOOOOOOOOO CLASSY!!!!ReplyCancel

  • OMG! She is so gorgeous!!! These are amazing pictures.ReplyCancel

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  • Wow, your sister is gorgeous, as are these photos!ReplyCancel

  • francine

    oh my gracious, these are unbelievable!ReplyCancel

  • a stranger just stopping by to say…BEAUTIFUL! your work, your sister, the light, the result! love too how bold you are about your faith and your life work being to please your Savior! well done! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • First off gorgeous pictures! But I was struck by that blue & cream pillow in the back. Do you have any idea where she bought that??ReplyCancel

  • Thanks Kailey! Our mom actually made that pillow – the fabric is from Hancock fabrics. Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    I absolutely adore these photos. My cousin’s wife is pregnant and had some photos taken and she hated them so I sent her these. She also loved them, but was more concerned with where that short sleeve top is from! Any idea where your lovely sister got it? Just trying to please a pregnant lady! Thanks πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • hannahkristine

    it’s from Forever21 (not maternity)…unfortunately I got it a couple years ago.ReplyCancel

  • Kristin

    I am obsessed with this shoot. Amazing job. I am pregnant and planning to do a photoshoot and I plan to send this to my photographer as inspiration. I WANT her gorgeous sweater! Simply stunning girl and great work…ReplyCancel

  • These pictures are so beautiful! My favorite maternity pics I’ve ever seen!ReplyCancel

  • lily C

    Kelly – I totally saw one of Hannah’s Maternity Photo being used on FB and I’m not sure if it was with your permission or Hannah’s you might want to check that out. The FB ID posting it was Pictures and Pictures Only. it’s the silhouette photo of her holding her belly and it talks about Motherhood. anyhow, just struck me odd that your sisters session was on FB and they give no credit to you whatsoever..ReplyCancel

  • Lily C

    it’s listed under Wall Photos (album) and it’s halfway down the page.ReplyCancel

  • These are so beautiful. I wish I could fly you hear to take MY maternity photos… most I see are far too cutesy/corny. These are lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful photos! Unfortunately I found your photos through one of cousin’s ex girlfriends. I saw the FB post that Lily C is mentioning and I couldn’t believe it was the same photo she had posted on her FB page as her own. She actually copied several of your photos and put her watermark on them and posted them on FB as her own. After googling a few images I found a link to your blog. I unfriended her as soon as I found out. I really hate thieves and liars. You should think about watermarking your photos because they are absolutely beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • These are really pretty maternity photos. I was just kinda looking for inspiration for me…since my pregnancy is almost over. These are great! Now.. I just need someone to take them LOL.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    Kelly, I love these so much! They are such an inspiration!! I am re-pinning them on Pinterest:)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley

    I came across these photos on pinterest and I gotta say WOWERS! 1. your sis is gorgeous. simply stunning. 2. your photos of her are amazing! 3. I completely understand the bond and friendship between sisters. it really is awesomeReplyCancel

  • Mary

    These are beautiful. And your sister is stunning. Someone else may have pointed this out already, but maternity is spelled incorrectly in your header. I found these via Pinerest, my new obsession.ReplyCancel

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  • I see these all over Pinterest and I just adore them. I feel that it is very rare to see maternity shots done well but these definitely win the blue ribbon.ReplyCancel

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  • these photos are enchanting! check out kelly hicks design on the gold hat. (

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  • Angelina

    What Shirts was she wearing?! they look so comfy and simple… I’m preggers & would love to find something like that! The photos are GORG!ReplyCancel

  • Tonya

    I am in love with these all of the photos!!! I am pregnant and I have to ask were she got the sweater and pants, I am love with it!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Imelda

    What a gorgeous lady and great photos.
    You’ve just made my day.
    Thank you so muchReplyCancel

  • been trying to think of a way to do a few maternity pics that aren’t super cheeseball and i really like the way you did these. classy. although now i’m a bit large to be taking pictures…probably wouldn’t be cute anymore.ReplyCancel

  • Casey

    Just came across these on pintrest! Amazing work and beautiful mother. So many maternity pictures look cheesy or a little to boudoir if you ask me. You captured being pregnant in such a lovely way. Love it!ReplyCancel

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  • yep, another pinterest follower! she is beautiful and radiant and what a perfect profile! Just gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • I would love you to take my pregnancy pictures one day… They are just absolutely beautiful!! Well done!!ReplyCancel

  • mary

    These Pictures of your sister are stunning!! Great Job!!Im looking at getting my maternity pictures taken… can you tell me what exposure you used for these and how can i have my husband recreate the picture of your sister( the one where she is standing up & hair in a high bun)?Also can you tell me where her sweater and long sleeve top are from? any help would be greatly apprecieted!Cheers~MaryReplyCancel

  • For those of you that wondered what Hannah’s wearing…

    Knit Top: Forever 21
    Sweatpants: Target
    Long-sleeve shirt: Gap
    Scarf: H&M

    Hope that helps πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • LOVE THESE! They are so beautiful and natural. I’d love to use some on my website. Let me know if that’s possible. Congratulations on truly lovely work!ReplyCancel

  • Jessena

    Whoa! You are super talented…gorgeous pictures!ReplyCancel

  • hannah

    Absolutely stunning, beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • NPM

    I’m dying to know where Hannah got that headboard and bed set. Do you know? These pics are fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • sandy

    gorgeous! you have done such an amazing job on these photos. I preg (of course) and have been looking at different maternity photos styles. Ive done artistic nude photos before, and i love them, but thats not what i wanted for my pregnancy shoot…you took maternity photos to a whole new level and I LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin

    What a Gorgeous mother!!!! I love these pictures-this shoot is fantastic!!!!ReplyCancel

  • rachael

    Wow!! Great photos!! I wish I lived even remotely close to you, I would have you take my maternity shots!! Gorgeous photos, gorgeous sister, pregnancy looks well on her! Found these on Pinterest, and I’m so glad I did. Refreshing to see classy photos!ReplyCancel

  • wow this is inspiring! these pics are beautiful – thanks for posting!ReplyCancel

  • Matt

    Very very cute ! Love your pictures !ReplyCancel

  • Beverly @ The Buzz

    Absolutely gorgeous! Tasteful and precious at the same time. You do great work.ReplyCancel

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  • Lori Hayles

    These are the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen and your sister is one of the most beautiful ladies I’ve ever seen. Your story made me cry, my sister is almost to that point in her life and I CAN NOT WAIT!ReplyCancel

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  • Hannah got her bed at JCPenny’s but she spray painted it. Her bedding is from Target except for the blue pillow which was handmade with fabric from Hancock Fabrics. Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • Donna

    These are gorgeous! Just curious what lens you used for them?ReplyCancel

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  • Just wondering what processing you used? Gorgeous and I’ve compared a lot of my sessions to your style. I have used a coffee shop action that looks similar to these B&W shots….I also understand if you don’t want to share your recipe….I’m just in love with the tones! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jenna

    Hannah, you are gorgeous, your eyes are beautiful! I am not pregnant yet and never have been but when my time comes, I hope I look this cute!! I LOVE the silhouette picture – precious! πŸ™‚ This is inspiring and breath-taking!ReplyCancel

  • Finally I found the original source of the silhouette image that’s been floating around Pinterest and the internet!

    Wonderful work!ReplyCancel

  • These are bea-u-tiful!! WOW!ReplyCancel

  • these are amazingly beautifulReplyCancel

  • chelsie

    Are these all natural light? stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely stunning! My favorite has to be the silhouette of your sister kneeling on the bed. Love these!!!ReplyCancel

  • sabrina

    These are phenominal! the simplicity is what makes them wonderful! Your sister made it easy with her beautiful smile! I think capturing the essence of a pregnant women is one of the most wonderful things in the world! Great Job!ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    FINALLY! Tasteful and elegant maternity photos! Perfect model and great photographer come together. What a beautiful subject!!ReplyCancel

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  • Amelia

    Pregnant with her second child?? She looks great! And beautiful photos, so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Dana

    OMG Gorge pics! Can you come out to cali to do mine?? lol
    In the silhouette pic, how did she get her hair to do that?ReplyCancel

  • Fantastic session. beautiful, beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine

    Love this shoot!!! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Mercedes

    How did you take the silhouette? The one that almost looks like a shadow..ReplyCancel

  • Joyce Lewis

    (IBM friend of Karen McWaters) Hannah is beautiful, the photographs are incredible, and Hannah looks so much like Karen! You McWaters girls are a beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    This top is perfect!! THis is the exact look that I am going for and I cannot find one like it! I would pay for her top right now! The shots are absolutely beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsey

    These photos are stunning!!! I absolutely LOVE every single one of them! As an amateur photographer myself…you have inspired me. Thanks πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Monica

    You did an awesome job. My little sister invited me to take her pictures this weekend. I am a bit nervous because it means so much more to me. I love the natural look, simple but elegant. Thanks for sharing, takes a little of the nerves away…ReplyCancel

  • Blair

    I am in love with these maternity pictures! Do you know if she would be willing to sell the scarf and forever21 shirt?


  • Rachael

    Just like everyone else who has posted, I am in love with these maternity photos! They are to die for! The simplicity and elegance of them is just stunning! I came across them while searching for some ideas for my own maternity shoot! Also, just like everyone else I love the wardrobe choices! Effortless! I was just dying to get my own hands on that gorgeous knit top for my shoot too! Today (1/29/13) I found something similar at Kohls just 3/4 sleeve instead of cap sleeve (regular women’s department) I can post more details if anyone is interested … it is a great alternative that I will be testing out in my shoot this weekend!! Thanks for the great ideas!!! and Congrats to Hannah and her bundle of joy! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    Rachael would love more information on the top you found!

    Thank you so muchReplyCancel

  • riciaroo

    What a beautiful and very classy shoot. I’m glad I found the whole shoot. I have only seen the silhouette picture before finding this. I have always loved that one! Your sister must have thrilled to have so many gorgeous pictures. Congratulations to you both and job very well done! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • DenSo

    Ohhhhh my. They are absolutely beautiful. I am still in awe. Amazing work, gorgeous model, looking forward to seeing pics of baby girl! <3ReplyCancel

  • Bergen

    This shoot of your sister and her baby bump are SO GORGEOUS. I am coming up on my maternity shoot and this has given me such inspiration!! I love everything about this. xoReplyCancel

  • Kat

    I absolutely LOVE these maternity photos. I’m scouring the internet looking for inspiration for my own photos and stumbled upon these.ReplyCancel

  • So beautiful mumReplyCancel

  • Misha

    I love these soooooo much there so classy n just gorgeous… I love that there’s no bare belly …. When I’m prego I want my pictures to look something like this… Just perfect very well done ;))ReplyCancel

  • Jen

    love love love these photos! I need to recreate these for myself, I am seven months pregnant and this is just the feel I was looking for =) just gorgeous


    I love the fringed shawl/scarf where did you get it? thx!


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  • What an amazing group of pregnancy pictures! Absolutely beautiful! I was familiar from Pinterest with the silhouette and the photograph of your sister in the chair but hadn’t seen the rest…so glad I found them, they’re amazing! Congratulations to your sister for her baby and you for capturing these gorgeous photos! Cheers, RobReplyCancel

  • Jess

    These are the most beautiful maternity photos I’ve ever seen! I just attempted to take some maternity photos for a friend (although i’m not a photographer), and was wondering what you used to achieve the soft black and white look? Did you use a certain preset in Lightroom? Thanks for your help, and wonderful work! I’m sure she’ll treasure these πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Tishri

    I came across these on pinterest :O) & said: that’s Hannah! :O) These are beautiful. absolutely beautiful. How sweet that they were moments captured by a sister :O)ReplyCancel

  • Rimchik

    These photos are gorgeous. When i came across this link on pinterest i had to see more and was not disappointed. Great angles and beautiful model as well. I like that the photos are classy and not embarrassing.ReplyCancel

  • Great job on the angles Kelly!! I love themReplyCancel

  • Alycia

    Although I have been absolutely in LOVE with these pictures for sometime (found them via Pinterest), I just recently visited your blog. I can’t tell you how much I love these classy, natural, and beautiful pictures. I realize you are far away but, still, I searched high and low for a photography website to see if you had prices and such… but can’t seem to find one. Nevertheless, these shots are wonderful; beautiful through and through!ReplyCancel

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  • I found this post from a google search for maternity poses and I’m blown away. Your sister is gorgeous and your photos are incredible. I’m shooting my first maternity shoot tomorrow for friends and could only hope for one photo even close to the caliber of yours. Excellent work, Kelly!ReplyCancel

  • Todd

    I think that you’re sister Hannah is a living DOLL!!!!!Her beauty is nothing short of INTOXICATING,and if I look too long the next thing you know tears will be rolling down my cheeks!!!!!She’s just that beautiful Kelly.While I love each and every picture,my two favorites are the one where she has her hair up and she’s looking down maybe at her belly.The other one is where she’s wearing glasses and reading a book.However,I must admit that although I love her gorgeous face,I would absolutely love to gaze upon that pregnant belly of hers,for it looks to be so amazingly round and beautiful!!!!!Thank you for so generously sharing Hannah’s beauty with all of us and may GOD forever bless the both of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

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  • Amanda Wise

    amazing shoot. I love the tone of your pics.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    I love this photo shoot so much! It inspired me for my best friend’s pregnancy pictures.. most of these photoshoots tend to be flashy or trying to be too glam and forget about the essence of this time.. It’s truly gorgeous <3ReplyCancel

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  • Deborah Senior

    I was looking for fresh ideas for a shoot. I am not interested in a bare belly, crazy flowing gown (while the hair is still) and I have to say, you have nailed it here!!! These are lovely and classical. A beautiful testament of the joy of motherhood, in every stage. Thank you for posting them. What a joy to share these moments with your sister.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn

    Breath taking.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn

    Not just breathtaking, but dreamy as well.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I first saw these on Pinterest like everyone else. I had never seen the whole collection though until now. Makes me want to take maternity pictures because of how beautifully you captured her. Doesn’t hurt either at how absolutely gorgeous she is:)

    Now I wish I had a silhouette picture of me when I was pregnant.

    Thanks for sharing all of these lovely photos with everyone.


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