Maternity photography is a somewhat new thing. It has slowly been on the rise in the last 15-20 years. In fact, I don’t even remember it being that popular when I was pregnant with my first born about 8 years ago.
I want to be completely honest, many women don’t feel their best while they are pregnant. Yes, it can be a magical, meaningful, and a transformative time, but that doesn’t mean you have to love it.
Many women have lots of hesitations about being the center of attention for a photo session during such a time.
I want to share with you three reasons why I KNOW you should have maternity photos taken.
- Your body is doing magnificent work. Your body is growing a tiny little human. Your heart is literally beating for two, and you have such a powerful body that it can sustain life for both you and your unborn child. You need photos of your body when it is doing such a sacred job.
- Your family dynamic is about to change. Whether this is your first baby or you have 5 kids and this is your 6th, this baby will quite literally change everything. It is very special to capture what your family looks like right now before it all changes. Sure, the change is for the better, but what you are right now is special and should be captured.
- You will someday forget what it’s like to be pregnant. My kids are 7, 4, and 2. I only have a few cellphone photos of my first pregnancy, and if I could go back and book a session with someone, I would. Even if you don’t love being pregnant, you will want to remember what you looked like and how you felt and photos will help take you back.
You are beautiful and you deserve to have photos of this special time.
So don’t hesitate to have those maternity photos taken. You won’t regret it!