My Maternity Shoot With Lori Dorman

Last month, at 25 weeks pregnant I had my maternity shoot with Lori Dorman Photography. They’re located in Glendale, CA. This is my second maternity shoot with them. I did my first one a year and a half ago, when I was 30 weeks pregnant with Gio. I posted all those pictures in this post: My First Maternity Shoot with Lori Dorman. Check it out to see the difference 🙂

I also made a blog post about my Behind The Scenes shots of both my maternity shoots I did this year: one with Lori and the other with Von Jackson. I talked a bit about my concerns with using Lori for the second time, because I was afraid it would be too similar to my photoshoot with Gio. However, I couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out! I’m so so so glad I did it! Not only did it turn out absolutely different, but I think it topped the first one 🙂

The coolest thing about using Lori Dorman is that she provides wardrobe! That has got to be the biggest headache when it comes to planning for your maternity shoot. I know it was for me. The first time I did it, I wasn’t aware that she had a closet full of vintage skirts and tutus and corsets, you name it. So I went in with a suitcase full of stuff! I ended up using some of them, but majority was all part of Lori’s wardrobe! The second time around I just didn’t stress about it at ALL. Matter of fact, I ordered and picked the dresses I was going to wear last minute. One was from ASOS, one was a Michael Costello dress I had custom ordered a while back, and the other one was a dress from Sew and Trendy Accessories. Gio’s outfits were purchased from @littledarlingssss and my crystalized belt for the tan chiffon dress was from @customcreations.ar

I think cutting my hair short vs. having it long like last time makes a difference too. It just gives my pictures a whole new look. But we also shot in different settings for the most part so that we could keep it unique. Lori had me driving to some parks and hidden spots. I was just shaking my head like where is she taking me! But she’s creative GENIUS i swear. Cuz I definitely didn’t picture those shots to come out the way they did! So I’m glad I went with it.

Ok enough blabbing….here are the pictures! There’s a ton so you’ll get tired pretty soon lol!

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70 images later…and that’s it! There’s actually more but I figured I’ll save you the pain haha.

Curious to read what you guys think so please feel free to share! If you do book Lori, tag me in your photos. I’d love to see them! Something about maternity pictures that I just love! They’re always so peaceful and make me feel happy!

xo,

Egreis Gjergjani

 

64 comments on My Maternity Shoot With Lori Dorman

  1. natalia
    March 9, 2015 at 2:44 pm (4 years ago)

    Loved them All !!!!

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  2. Eni Sado
    March 9, 2015 at 3:04 pm (4 years ago)

    Te gjitha fotot fantastike,pale sa te veshtire do e kesh per te zgjedhur se ke te zmadhosh hahahah

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  3. Felicia
    March 9, 2015 at 3:04 pm (4 years ago)

    I Absolutely LOVE This Shoot! Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous! You and Gio’s Smiles Are the Best!! Giving Me Baby Fever! Lol. Lori Did Amazing! And You’re Right They Do Look Like Two Diff Shoots but Both Were Fabulous and That is The End Goal Right? 🙂

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  4. Adita
    March 9, 2015 at 3:09 pm (4 years ago)

    Absolutely stunning!! Love all your pictures. Totally different from your first maternity shoot. Both styles are amazing. ❤️

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  5. Victoria
    March 9, 2015 at 3:20 pm (4 years ago)

    I love them all! Lots of great ideas for my own maternity shoot in a few months:)

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  6. Sindi
    March 9, 2015 at 3:25 pm (4 years ago)

    My god!! Your whole family is stunning and I adore you! I’m pretty sure when the times comes and I do my maternity shoot id want it to be something very similar to yours! Give Gio a big kiss

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  7. Desiree
    March 9, 2015 at 3:37 pm (4 years ago)

    All of them are SO gourgous!!! I would have loved to see more !!! You seriously could never post anything boring!!

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  8. Arsine
    March 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm (4 years ago)

    You look STUNNING!!! You make me want to have kids lol

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    • Flor
      February 12, 2016 at 6:13 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Kara: I am Rachel Harsevoort’s mom, and just checked out your blog .how fun!!!!Rachel & Jeff’s trash the dress shoot must have been a hoot’ for all three of you the pic’s are awoesme, but then, so are all of the rest of your postings .KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!lvb

      Reply
  9. Cassandra
    March 9, 2015 at 3:45 pm (4 years ago)

    So gorgeous, love them all! I actually wish you put them all up ;). <3

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    • Susy
      October 28, 2016 at 5:20 am (2 years ago)

      >Celia, I wish I make these days a little easier for you, I know they are so hard. I am not looking forward to Mo;#tr&h039es Day either but having Noah's birthday so close makes it that much harder for you, I am sorry! I will be praying that you will be able to get through these days. Thinking of you!

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  10. Caroline E.
    March 9, 2015 at 3:55 pm (4 years ago)

    Breath taking ! God bless

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  11. Stephanie
    March 9, 2015 at 4:19 pm (4 years ago)

    LOVED YOUR SHOOT!! You are so blessed congratulations on your second baby may you and your family enjoy this new baby

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  12. Moe
    March 9, 2015 at 4:20 pm (4 years ago)

    Bailey stunning! Gorgeous family you have there! My daughter smiles when she sees pics of Gio! Lots of love from London! If you are ever back here, will love to meet you! ❤️ And can’t wait to shop for my princess

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  13. Nel
    March 9, 2015 at 4:36 pm (4 years ago)

    Breathtaking!!! Wish i could had done 1pose for my self when i was prego, damn

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    • Paresh
      February 12, 2016 at 9:34 am (3 years ago)

      YAY! I’m glad I inspired you Even thgouh my shoot was all my dear friend’s work, who is a professional and put me in all the poses ha-ha. You look wonderful, your belly is gorgeous! xoxo

      Reply
  14. Patty
    March 9, 2015 at 5:09 pm (4 years ago)

    Why is Gio wearing only bottoms? Curious because he would look cute with a white button down or something.

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    • Abderhaman
      May 24, 2015 at 6:15 am (3 years ago)

      I am from germany but i relaly love and enjoy to visit your blog at least once a month. these pictures are relaly outstanding and awesome so I just want to say thx alot for your work which inspires me continously. the second picture in this post is so amazing, so innocent but still so powerful i love it!

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  15. Allie
    March 9, 2015 at 5:12 pm (4 years ago)

    Your pictures turned out amazing. You look absolutely stunning, you go girl! Congratulations on your bundle of joy.

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  16. windie
    March 9, 2015 at 5:43 pm (4 years ago)

    Pictures 1, 10,11, 20,23… I lost count!

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  17. Sarah
    March 9, 2015 at 6:12 pm (4 years ago)

    Omg they are all so gorgeous all of them.!

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  18. Felicia
    March 9, 2015 at 6:13 pm (4 years ago)

    Your photos are breathtaking! You look stunning and your pregnancy body is amazing! Love your hair, love your makeup and love your boys! This makes me want to get pregnant again NOW!

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    • Brandon
      February 12, 2016 at 9:40 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Heather! Thanks so much for posting this for me! Every view helps! My prgego homies say “Thank You!” – Kerri Smith (inventor of the pillow, and mom-rapper.)

      Reply
  19. Morain
    March 9, 2015 at 6:15 pm (4 years ago)

    I absolutely love these shots, you honestly make pregnancy look so beautiful <3 I love all your pictures and gio is precious. I can't wait to see your little boy soon. Gorgeous pictures

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  20. Myrna
    March 9, 2015 at 6:32 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow. The joy captured in these photos is beyond beautiful. My eyes filled up with tears. Just stunning!

    Ps. Congratulations.

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  21. Mela
    March 9, 2015 at 6:47 pm (4 years ago)

    Amazing photos!!! You are glowing and thanks for the mention on the dress sash!! Xoxo!!!!

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    • Victor
      February 12, 2016 at 5:33 am (3 years ago)

      sweet baby girl is already nine motnhs!!! a0 i can’t believe it’s been almost a year that i’ve been photographing this little cutie..i need time to slow down for just a bit!!! Posted in baby

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  22. Carol
    March 9, 2015 at 6:59 pm (4 years ago)

    OMG!!
    The pictures are amazing!
    There are some with Gio touching the belly and I wonder what he thinks. I mean… Does he know there’s a baby brother in there? What could he possibly imagine? Hahaha…
    well, I hope baby #2 will be just as cute as Gio.

    :**

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  23. cynthia
    March 9, 2015 at 7:03 pm (4 years ago)

    Omg I looooveeeed them especially those of gio’s lil butt!! Lol how sweet. You Look So Gorgeous With Ur belly!! She is so good they are so different from your first shoot even more beautiful God bless you guys.

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  24. patricia
    March 9, 2015 at 7:09 pm (4 years ago)

    Just beautiful.

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  25. Rafi
    March 9, 2015 at 9:08 pm (4 years ago)

    Love them all

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  26. Shayla
    March 9, 2015 at 10:54 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Egreis! I think all the pictures are really breathtaking. Thank you for sharing such an intimate memory with all of us! Lots of love, Shayla

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  27. nargesrahmatian
    March 9, 2015 at 11:11 pm (4 years ago)

    I really enjoyed! I hope u and your family moments full of love.

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  28. sonja
    March 10, 2015 at 12:23 am (4 years ago)

    pictures are simply amazing..u and gio are so so so so sweet …i enjoy a lot seeing all of them…u are amazing woman..the small chubby monkey is one of a kind…i just love him

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  29. negin
    March 10, 2015 at 4:09 am (4 years ago)

    I love all they are perfect wish u best

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    • Ryana
      May 6, 2015 at 6:09 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Kara: I am Rachel Harsevoort’s mom, and just checked out your blog .how fun!!!!Rachel & Jeff’s trash the dress shoot must have been a hoot’ for all three of you the pic’s are awsoeme, but then, so are all of the rest of your postings .KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!!lvb

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    • Monirul
      May 19, 2015 at 7:14 pm (3 years ago)

      I love these Kara! We ha such a great time with you on the wedding day! You rellay made us feel comfortable and your photos are magical! Thank you so much!!!

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  30. malvi
    March 10, 2015 at 6:57 am (4 years ago)

    Te mrekullueshme,te uroj gjitha te mirat e kesaj bote ,je nje vajze teper e cilter dhe kjo me shtyn te te shof e te te pelqej akoma dhe me shume .Gio esht nje mrekulli ashtu si dhe i vogli tjeter ne pritje ,Ju perqafoj te tre !

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  31. Hasmig
    March 10, 2015 at 11:03 am (4 years ago)

    So beautiful! Gio makes me smile =)

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    • Ricardo
      May 5, 2015 at 6:36 am (3 years ago)

      sweet baby girl is already nine mtnohs!!! a0 i can’t believe it’s been almost a year that i’ve been photographing this little cutie..i need time to slow down for just a bit!!! Posted in baby

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    • Bela
      May 19, 2015 at 12:15 pm (3 years ago)

      Wow, these pictures are aamizng! Your photos look really natural and really pay tribute to all the work Elycia has put into making everything look perfect.

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  32. Sidni
    March 10, 2015 at 11:53 am (4 years ago)

    I love your pictures!!! I would love to know where these locations are. My son is exactly 2 months younger than Gio, and his first session for 1 year pics didn’t turn out great, he was so moody that day. I’m not able to hire Lori, but I would love to take another round of pictures at some of these places, especially that bridge!!
    I live in Los Angeles, I hope you’re able to share some of the locations!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!! You’re family looks beautiful.

    Sidni

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  33. Jaime
    March 10, 2015 at 2:44 pm (4 years ago)

    Pictures came out amazing!! You look so beautiful and they really captured how in love you are with your family truly amazing! Back when i had my kids I wish they had maternity shoots but that wasn’t big I think they are just so beautiful

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  34. Danielle
    March 12, 2015 at 1:30 am (4 years ago)

    These pictures came out gorgeous!! Very different from your last shoot but just as beautiful!!! I especially loved all the outside photos! You and your family are beautiful and so sweet!! God bless and can’t wait to “meet” the newest edition to the family!!! Xo

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    • Egreis Gjergjani
      March 17, 2015 at 9:09 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you Danielle! Very kind of you! I appreciate it

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  35. Patty
    March 12, 2015 at 12:04 pm (4 years ago)

    STUNNING!!! GORGEOUS!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! I could go on and on. Every single picture is just amazingly beautiful. Loved them all! Beautiful family and you are truly a beautiful person inside and out! Can’t wait to see how adorable this new baby will be! 🙂

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    • Egreis Gjergjani
      March 13, 2015 at 8:46 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much Patty!

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  36. Sara
    March 14, 2015 at 8:59 pm (4 years ago)

    I love all the photos…

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  37. mila
    March 15, 2015 at 3:52 am (4 years ago)

    you look FABULOUS, like a PRINCESS . i love love love all the photos.thank you for making us part of youre life . i love you and wish you all the best .hugs

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    • Egreis Gjergjani
      March 17, 2015 at 9:07 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much Mila! I wish you the absolute best as well xo

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  38. Aurora
    March 16, 2015 at 9:15 pm (4 years ago)

    Fotot jane te gjitha nje mrekulli , skam çte them tjeter vetem qe te kesh nje jete te lumtur dhe me jete te gjate .

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    • Egreis Gjergjani
      March 17, 2015 at 9:05 am (4 years ago)

      Faleminderit zemer!

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      • Noeliiah
        February 12, 2016 at 8:06 am (3 years ago)

        I love these Kara! We ha such a great time with you on the wedding day! You relaly made us feel comfortable and your photos are magical! Thank you so much!!!

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  39. Amber
    March 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm (4 years ago)

    I first want to say your first pictures with Lori are why I have decided to book my maternity shoot with her. These pictures are absolutely beautiful. You wear pregnancy very well. I wanted to know what time was your shoot, was it 9am or 12pm? I just love the lighting in your pictures.

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    • Egreis Gjergjani
      March 18, 2015 at 7:41 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Amber,
      I’ve had a shoot at 9 (with Gio) and one at noon (with this pregnancy).
      To be honest it doesn’t matter. She works MAGIC with lighting!

      xo

      Egreis

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      • Lina
        February 12, 2016 at 7:49 am (3 years ago)

        Wow, these pictures are amznaig! Your photos look really natural and really pay tribute to all the work Elycia has put into making everything look perfect.

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    • Lorena
      February 12, 2016 at 8:19 am (3 years ago)

      Congrats Ashley on your second beiuatful baby boy! I enjoy following your blog and seeing your photos. You have a lovely family. It’s nice to see even after all these years- that those who were special to me as a child have blossomed their own families. Enjoying hearing about your journey!

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  40. Flavia
    March 21, 2015 at 2:47 pm (4 years ago)

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! You are so lovely and fantastic!

    I cannot wait to have this blessing in my life as well!
    God bless you, Egreis!

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  41. Leonora
    March 27, 2015 at 7:46 am (4 years ago)

    What beautiful pictures! Absolutely love them all. God Bless!!! I wish you a beautiful healthy baby <3 and of course a pain free delivery!!! Quick questions, will you be doing a blog post about items you have added to your baby registry for the second munchkin? I'm having my second child in June and I was wondering what items you have registered for "must haves" any advise…. Thanks, xoxo Leonora

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  42. tahima begum
    April 8, 2015 at 3:20 pm (4 years ago)

    You are gorgeous, your family is freaking beautiful! I love everything you post and think, it’s fantastic that you are launching your shop!
    xoxoox
    TB

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    • Zulkifli
      February 12, 2016 at 10:52 am (3 years ago)

      This is your first maternity shoot? These iamegs are better than many other photographers who specialise in maternity! It is challenging to make a small space work with such variety of showing poses but you have done a fabulous job to pull this off! I think the mother looks radiant and pretty. I like so many but #6, #13 & second last are my favourites x

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  43. Eugene
    May 20, 2015 at 7:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Congrats Ashley on your second bueatiful baby boy! I enjoy following your blog and seeing your photos. You have a lovely family. It’s nice to see even after all these years- that those who were special to me as a child have blossomed their own families. Enjoying hearing about your journey!

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  44. Birgit
    September 24, 2015 at 11:58 am (3 years ago)

    Came to read all your tips for an online business, but had to see these gorgeous pics again! And yes, the one where you kiss Gio is still my favourite. You got some charming princes ❤️

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  45. Mindy
    July 13, 2016 at 11:28 am (2 years ago)

    Hello,
    Love your photos beautiful!! Where did you buy your bras for photos??

    Reply

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