“But I feel like a whale!”
Trust me, I’ve been there – twice. I felt huge. I felt swollen. I felt like a whale! But I also felt freaking beautiful. I was growing a tiny human inside of me and I was beaming with joy despite feeling somewhat uncomfortable in my ever growing body. I had my sister help shoot my own maternity photos, and a while later I got to shoot hers. I’ve also shot dozens of other moms-to-be, and each of them is beautiful in their own way.
It’s too bad that during the early 80’s maternity photos were not a thing. I would have loved to see what my mom looked while pregnant with me. During that era I think most pregnant women wore moo-moo’s and ponchos to cover up. Now the bump rules all! Especially maternity photo sessions!
Why invest in your maternity photos.
1.Capture the Anticipation
Years down the road, you might forget that feeling of what it felt like to be expecting. As you flip through images years later, it will bring back emotions close to your heart.
2. Involve Siblings
Siblings may be excited or undecided about their soon-to-be family member. It’s wise to have them feel just as important as new baby by involving them in the session. I make them feel special and focus on just them for a few key photos.
3. Make A Big Reveal
Gender, multiples or baby’s name can all be revealed in an exciting image shared with friends and family members.
4. Show how proud you are of your body
You are not a whale! Be proud of that bump! A maternity session will make you feel and look gorgeous. Besides, you owe yourself a treat like this after spending all these months growing a human inside of you!
5. Do Something Just For You
Before baby comes, spend some time just on you. Get a pedicure. Get your nails done. Trim your pregnancy-thick hair. Because before you know it, life revolves around baby! Capture your final months before you’re officially a mom with a photoshoot dedicated just to you. Dad-to-be will also really like these intimate photos.
Invest in yourself, your bump, your future family! Have some maternity photos done by me. They will be something you will be so proud of!