Best friends are hard to find and they’re even harder to keep close when you rarely see each other.  If you’re lucky, you have people in your life who you can be absent from for months and then pick right back up like it was yesterday when you meet again.  Sharon is that friend for me.  We met when we were in the 10th grade and through going to different colleges and living in different cities, we’ve always picked right back up where we left off no matter how long it’s been.  She is now getting ready to have her first baby and we simply can’t wait! 

If you’ve sent an email to me over the past week, you would have gotten an auto-responder that said we were taking time off to spend with family and friends – it was a lie – we’ve been working nearly the whole time but at least I did have a work-related excuse to see my beautiful friend! :) 


Brian says I made Sharon’s stomach look like a planet in this one.  I believe in bigger than life! :)   


This is currently Sharon’s view of the world…


Sharon is from Nolensville and after seeing this building on a friend’s Christmas card, I had to go find it!  Look familiar Joy? ;)



These guys are going to make great parents! :)


By the way, were you wondering what Baby Girl’s name is going to be?


Brian swears it has nothing to do with his Bulldogs obsession!


And last but not least…due to time constraints, we decided to forego the traditional Christmas decor extravaganza and got a tiny metallic purple, pre-lit tree instead.  Since I didn’t get to decorate a tree, Sharon let me decorate her!  Yeah, she loves me. :)


Sharon, I love you dearly!  I’m so excited for Georgia to get here and thank you for letting me document your pregnancy in my own crazy way!  Hope you enjoy them!  See you soon!

– Mel


  1. Erin on December 31, 2007 at 11:04 am

    Wow, beautiful images, as always. Also, love the name, Go Dawgs!!!

  2. Sharon on December 31, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Mel I absolutely love them!!! They turned out even better than I imagined. Who would have thought a pregnant woman would actually look cute with tinsel in her hair and a pink scarf! You made my day! :) Thanks so much!!!

  3. mel on December 31, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    LOL! We have Georgia fans I see! :o) Thanks guys! Sharon, I’m so glad you like them – thanks for letting me play dress-up! :o)

  4. Amanda Deaton on December 31, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    What beautiful pictures! Sharon you look amazing!

  5. Brandy and Wes on December 31, 2007 at 11:38 am

    WOW! So beautiful! You are so lucky you don’t have any stretch marks! Go Dawgs!

  6. debbie on December 31, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    WOW! This photographer is awesome! We are all so excited about Georgia coming into the world! You guys look so happy, I hope you are still smilin’ for 3:00 am feedings .These pictures are great for little Georgia to have later on. We love you!

  7. debbie on December 31, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    I almost forgot…


  8. Ali on December 31, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    Beautiful images! I wish I had images like these from my pregnancy. :)

  9. April on December 31, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    OMG!! These are the best pictures ever!!! I can’t wait to be Aunt April!!!Great job!

  10. david&kimi baxter on December 31, 2007 at 5:09 pm

    that last shot, HOLY @*#$! LOVE IT!

  11. Jan on December 31, 2007 at 5:33 pm

    The pictures are awesome! You guys are lucky to have been able to capture the pregnancy in such a creative way. You both look great! I can’t wait to meet Georgia.

  12. Hansel Dobbs on December 31, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    That last photo is off the charts!

  13. mel on December 31, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks Amanda and Debbie! :o) Ali, this just means you need to have another baby right? ;o) haha! David, I know I’m not really doing my job until I can get you to write symbols! :o) Jan and Hansel – thank you so much! The last one was my “play” image and I really wasn’t completely sure that it was going to come together but now I think it’s one of my favorites. Thanks so much for commenting guys!

  14. Mel Watson on January 1, 2008 at 11:59 am

    that building is awesome! Great photos… I concur with everyone else… the last image is fantastic. She looks adorable covered in tinsel!

  15. Debbie Leyhew on January 1, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking! What a lucky little girl Miss Georgia is to have two such special parents! Sharon, you’ve never looked more beautiful or happier. What a talented photographer to capture the joy and essence!

  16. mel on January 3, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Thanks Mel and Debbie! :o)

  17. Keyanna on February 12, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    The pictures are really good! I can’t wait to meet Georgia and be her caretaker while mommy and daddy are at work.

  18. mel on February 13, 2008 at 1:28 am

    Hey Keyanna! Thank you! We’re excited for her to get here too – any day now???

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