Lifestyle maternity photography is somewhat new. My recent pregnant client shared with me that when she mentioned maternity photos to her family, they thought of nude studio shoot. To be honest, most mamas don’t feel that glamorous and ready to jump around photographer’s studio naked. I get it:)
Pregnant body looks and feels different. You may feel heavy, swollen, tired even if you know it’s a special, magical and transformative time. It’s also hard to be the centre of attention when you are carrying a new human and all attention is on them.
Let me share with you 3 reasons why I believe you should consider being photographed during each of your pregnancies:
- You body is in a sacred state, you are growing a new person inside you! You have two hearts beating within you. It won’t last forever and even if are pregnant in the future it will not feel the same. There is a special connection to this baby. You need photographs memorising this for you before life gets too busy and you forget.
- Your family dynamic is about to change. Doesn’t matter if it’s your first baby or your 5th one. Nothing will be the same after the birth. It is a very special thing to capture what your family looks like right now before it all changes. Your connection will be shared, your attention will be divided, your love will grow bigger, but it will be different.
- You will forget what it’s like to be pregnant. Dear mamas, my kids are 9 and 6 and I don’t remember what it was like being pregnant. We move on and life changes quickly. Even if you don’t love being pregnant, you will want to remember what it felt like and photos will help take you back.
- There is another one! You deserve to have photos where you look like the goddess that you are. I have few photographs from the time I was pregnant but I look far from the goddess I wish I looked. Photos taken at the wrong angle by my husband or a friend. You deserve to look incredible and professional photographer will do just that. You won’t regret having professional maternity photos taken, but you might regret if you don’t do it.