The moments leading up to the birth of a child are magnificent and life changing, and it is deserving of documenting. As the body transforms in preparation for motherhood, it is certainly a sight to behold.
While some of us cringe at the thought of being photographed in our awkwardly shaped and vast changing body, some women choose to embrace their new bodies and document the joyous miracle of childbearing.
Most pregnancy photos foreshadow moments to come after birth with blue and pink polka dot backdrops, and interchangeable baby booties. It's not everyday you see maternity photographs like these. This session was about capturing the essence of childbearing - the immense strength it takes to bring another person into the world. There is an emotional rollercoaster associated with caring for another human being, and thus pregnancy becomes less about becoming a mother and more about unbecoming and allowing yourself to open your heart, soul, and mind for the sake of a precious child.
These are bold, expressive, romantic, and alluring.
Women, do not stare blankly at the world as you walk through pregnancy, stand firm and tall, because to carry a little soul within you is to be vitally alive.
If you are considering your very own maternity session, please get in touch. I'd love to hear from you!