Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but it doesn’t always feel that way. While you may be lucky enough to enjoy some perks, like glowing skin and a cute baby bump, you’re also going to feel the hard parts of pregnancy – swollen ankles, those new stretch marks, and a rollercoaster of emotions all of the time. This is a hard, but amazing time. Many expectant moms often aren’t feeling their best, and may wonder whether or not they have a maternity session at all.
Here’s the thing, even if you feel like you aren’t rocking this whole pregnancy thing, you should still have maternity photos taken. You may feel your pregnancy’s has its fair share of less-than-enjoyable moments, your body is doing an incredibly beautiful thing. You will never regret documenting this amazing time with your maternity photos. Here are five good reasons why every mama-to-be should schedule a maternity photo session.
This sounds so cliché, but it’s true! Baby will only be in your belly once. From every forming stretch mark, all of those weird (but super yummy) cravings, you will always remember how special your pregnancy was. But will you remember how you looked while your sweet baby was forming in your tummy?
Maybe you have another little one soon after, but it will never be the same. Every pregnancy is different, every baby bump is different!
With every pregnancy, it can cause some tension in a relationship and alter how the family dynamic is moving. Whether you are going from a family of two to three or or this is number four… things are about to be different from everything you’ve previously experienced. We want to focus on how everything is right NOW, in anticipation for babies arrival.
Taking maternity photos together with your partner is a great way to strengthen your bond and celebrate the new life that you have created. This is the last chance you will have to document how your dynamics are changing – you’re adding another beloved family member! Whether we are doing steamy couple poses or cute family portraits, every moment will be captured.
Many fathers experience a delay in bonding with their child when they’re in momma’s belly. Being that they can’t experience pregnancy in the same way as their spouse, so it can be harder for them to build that strong father baby attachment to until their little one is born.
That’s is typically the complete opposite of how mothers experience it as they often have a deep attachment to the baby while pregnant.
If this isn’t your first baby, please feel free to bring your older child to the maternity shoot as well. Many older siblings find it challenging at first to adjust to adding the little one into your family dynamic. Taking pictures with their pregnant momma can help them get them excited about the baby’s arrival and really capture the love between everyone!
There are really few things more miraculous than a woman’s body growing a child. Many women get concerned about their ever changing body during their pregnancy and often feel down about it. We need to flip the switch! What you should be doing is celebrating your body doing amazing things! You are creating a teeny tiny human inside of you! Forget worrying about the scales and how YOU see yourself and focus on your beautiful body, mind, and soul as you move through this amazing (but hard) time in your life.
A professional photo studio specializing in maternity portraits has great understand of light and how to use it. The great thing about studio lighting is that we can illuminate as much or as little of you as you want.
While many momma’s-to-be choose to celebrate all of the changes their body goes through during pregnancy and reflecting that in their images; other women are more conservative. As experienced maternity photographer we will work with you to understand your needs and your level of comfort.
From the time baby is born and placed into your arms for the very first time, nothing will ever be the same again. Seriously! Time goes by so fast the first 1, 2, 3 years after baby is born. Who am I kididng? It will never slow down!
Having these memories of before baby came into the world is something that you will cherish forever. There are very few things in our current world that we can sit down and take the time to cherish. Everything we post on social media, we forget about until those memories pop up. Holding your album or looking at your prints will always transform you into this time that you will love, trust me. You will miss your sweet baby bump. Your maternity session captures those moments that you don’t think to capture.
The last and most important reason to invest in a maternity shoot is simple.
YOU ARE WORTH SPOILING.
Yep, I said it. If nothing else has swayed you so far, keep in time your entire world is about to revolve around a little human with no concept of day or night and you will be at the mercy of this little human (who you love more than anything). This is your last opportunity to just be pampered on your own time, having someone spoil you without feeling bad about it.
Getting a shoot that is focused on making you look and feel amazing with a team of people dedicated to your every need (only for a few hours) is worth every cent of investment.
A maternity session is so much more than taking some photos. Its about creating art that celebrates you and amazingness of what being a women means! YOU ARE MAKIGN A BABY!! This is a once in a lifetime celebration. It is also one time in your life when you will literally be glowing, so any photo is going to be phenomenal!
To book your Charlotte magically maternity session send me a message today! I can’t wait to plan your dream session!
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