Us — by Sue Cowell

On the brink of giving birth we asked our super talented photographer friend Sue Cowell to shoot some photos of pregnant me with my family. It is, after all, my last pregnancy! I really like the outcome of the shoot — I love how natural Sue’s style is, the moments she captures are just full of character, and nothing is too ‘over-posed’ or ‘perfect’.

Here are some of the photos of the shoot — such a wonderful documentary to have for all of us! (I also asked Sue to come after the birth and shoot some images of the new baby and us — so more photos to come soon!)

Check out Sue’s website here, and her blog too with even more beautiful photo. Sue lives in Amsterdam but is British and travels around a lot, so don’t shy away of contacting her if you would like her to capture the essence of your family too!

I love how Sue came in the morning and stayed while the kids got dressed, capturing daily moments like Ava waking up with her dummy and ‘bearbear’, the kids getting dressed in their bedroom, Sara putting on her tights on her bed, me in the kitchen preparing sandwiches for a picnic…

Here are the photos Sue took from us in the park… it was such a lovely day!

xxx Esther

PS I’m wearing the Olivia dress from Madderson London, and a necklace from C Sathal. The cardigan is from Koka Mama.

22 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Lily | October 11, 2012 | Reply

What lovely photos, they really give an essence of daily family life. I love the one where your two daughters are nestling on your baby bump – such a lovely moment. Your children’s bedroom is also so lovely, where did you get that super cute spotty bedding from???

2. Esther in Amsterdam | October 11, 2012 | Reply

Hi Lily, thank you! Yes, I love how they are ‘documentary style’. The bedding on Sara’s bed is from Zara Home, I got it a few years ago but I recently saw they had a similar white embroidered one, also very very cute.

3. soiz | October 11, 2012 | Reply

Congratulation for your beautiful family! Truly wonderful. Thank you for sharing those beautiful moments with us,

4. Iris | October 11, 2012 | Reply

How beautiful … I must check if Sue sometimes travels to Antwerp!

5. Esther in Amsterdam | October 12, 2012

Thank you! And yes, you should ask — she’s wonderful! I’m sure she would come to Antwerp! xxx

6. Sue | October 26, 2012

Hi Iris, I’m sure I could make a trip to Antwerp to do a photo shoot with you…it’s one of my favourite cities!

7. Courtney in London | October 11, 2012 | Reply

I LOVE these photos of your beautiful family. I love how she captured your kids in their pyjamas and then documented how they got dressed, etc. So sweet.
And I also love that photo where Sara’s resting her head on your baby bump. It is such a sweet, gentle photo. And you can just see the pride in Sara’s eyes of that baby you have in there. xxx

8. Estelle | October 11, 2012 | Reply

Really lovely photos!

9. JWK | October 11, 2012 | Reply

Wonderful pictures! I love the laid back style of them! Congrats!

10. Diana | October 11, 2012 | Reply

The photos of you and your beautyful family are really so adoreable! And you look really stunning
By the way I just love the look of Saras room.
Good luck to you!

11. Tara | October 11, 2012 | Reply

These are so wonderful! What a treasure to capture these moments so beautifully.

12. Vanessa | October 11, 2012 | Reply

You are such an adorable family! The photographer has captured family life perfectly. I love Sara’s bedroom. Where did you get her toadstool bedside lamps from, as well as the cushions? X

13. Esther in Amsterdam | October 12, 2012

Thank you! And yes, she did! You can get that toadstool lamp here. (it happens to be in our current top ten too! :) )

14. Cat (now in Denmark) | October 11, 2012 | Reply

Ohh Esther, your family is just gorgeous and you look FANTASTIC! Can’t wait to see the “after” photos.
Many blessings for you and yours. Have a great birth! xo

15. Emilie in Paris | October 11, 2012 | Reply

Such lovely photos and you look absolutely fab!

16. elizabeth antonia | October 12, 2012 | Reply

How very wonderful! You look amazing and seeing you and your family in your natural environment will be so magical to look back on in a few years. What a great idea!!

p.s the last shot is my favorite!!! such a sweet caught moment.

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18. Maritza | October 24, 2012 | Reply

Esther, these photos are fantastic! Just looked on Sue Cowell’s website and instantly fell in love with her style of photography. Once again congratulations on your new arrival. Thank you also to you and Courtney for sorting out my listing when you clearly had much more important issues to attend to!

19. Sara pike | October 24, 2012 | Reply

Wow Esther..these photos are superb. Just magical! Every aspect perfectly captured, you must be very proud ! Gorgeous children, beautiful faces and I lovvvve the outfits.

20. joanna | October 25, 2012 | Reply

love them! what a beautiful family xxx

21. Berlin Kangaroo | October 25, 2012 | Reply


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