You haven’t been feeling like yourself lately. You have ruled out any sickness, but you know something is going on. And then you receive the news. You’re expecting a new addition to your family. This can leave you overwhelmed with emotions and everyone’s situation is different. While I’m not here to give you pregnancy or parenting advice, I will take some of the pressure off planning when it comes to documenting this precious memory in the making.
I am a mother of 3 and one of my biggest regrets is never getting professional maternity photos done when I was expecting. I only have one photo of me being pregnant and it’s not a flattering one to say the least. I was wearing blue jeans and my husband’s old T-shirt with my hair pulled back and no make-up. That is all I have to show of my magical transformation into motherhood. So, you guessed it, I will never put that special moment of my life on display.
I didn’t discover my passion for photography until my youngest child was three. The internet wasn’t as popular back then as it is now, so it never crossed my mind to have professional maternity photos done. I only have stories of how big I had gotten, as I shape my arms into a circle in front of me, stating that I looked like I was having triplets. Any time that I tell those stories I wish that I had photos that I would be proud to show them. So, I can’t stress the importance of taking maternity photos. It’s a moment in life us mothers enjoy looking back on, especially when our little ones start to move out on their own.