As a photographer of ten plus years (& a photograph lover myself), I understand the significance of having beautiful moments captured. But if you are anything like myself and the millions of other moms out there, you are not so sure about photographing your pregnancy...
Photography is a luxury and you are probably already trying to figure out how to save money when this little one arrives. Plus, we often do not feel our most beautiful self as our bodies begin to change and adapt to this new life inside.
But let me give you a few things to consider before you completely brush off the idea.
Here are six reasons you might regret not having maternity photos taken.
1) YOUR BODY IS ACCOMPLISHING ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ACTS OF NATURE
Growing a new little human within your own body in itself is a true miracle. You have nurtured it within your own womb, giving it life! And then your body gives birth to this new little life. How can we not marvel in the delicate intricacies of all of the little things that come together to create life. This extraordinary miracle deserves to be honored.
2) YOUR CHILD WILL LOVE LOOKING BACK AT A TIME BEFORE THEY COULD REMEMBER
There is something magical about looking back in to the past. My children and my friends children all love to look back on a time when they were so connected with their mother. Just knowing that is them within those curves fills them with the magic of life, a bond beyond any other bond, and sense of love.
3) YOU WILL LOOK BACK AND REALIZE HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU REALLY WERE
I know, I know. I see you there shaking your head. It is understandable. Right now you are likely swollen in places you did not know could swell, your body aches and you feel gigantic. But if you could see yourself through the eyes of the world, you will see how uniquely beautiful you are. The way a body curves and embraces this child is absolutely beautiful. And you will never be in this moment again.
4) IT GIVES YOU A MOMENT TO REALLY SOAK IN THIS BEAUTIFUL GIFT
This is a time you will never get to be part of again. Eventually your home will be filled with a more complicated schedule, sleepless nights, and emotional changes ravaging your mind, body & spirit. This is a moment to pause, breathe in the moment, and really connect with yourself (& your partner). Do not let this beautiful gift pass by, unrecorded.
6) NO REGRETS TO BE HAD
I have heard countless mothers tell me that the regretted not taking professional maternity (or newborn) photos. I truly believe this is an investment you will never regret.
Ready to capture your miracle?
I am Elisabeth.