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, beautiful hair, and a cute baby bump, you are also going to see the downsides of pregnancy .. swollen ankles, newfound tiger stripes, and a rollercoaster of mood swings. All of this sounds fun, right?
Since as an expectant women you often aren’t looking or feeling the best, you may question whether you should have a maternity session or not. And as you scroll through Instagram, you can feel huge, especially if you compare yourself to that perfect looking Insta-mama.
Even if you don’t feel like you’re rocking this whole pregnancy thing, you should still have maternity photos taken ! Your body is doing an incredibly beautiful thing. You will never regret documenting this change with maternity photos.
Celebrate your pregnancy journey
We all know pregnancy may not be a phase of your life you enjoy, especially in the last few months. Trust me I know.. It can be a challenge watching your body change so much and it can be easy to forget how miraculous and incredible pregnancy is. A maternity session allows you to focus on the new life your body is working so hard to create, and, instead of the way you look, this session will remind you of the excitement and joy you had while preparing everything for the arrival of your future baby.
Capture the joy
No matter how you feel, pregnancy is a time of looking toward the future. In months or years you may forget what it felt like to be awaiting your baby arrival with so much excitement, you may forget how happy you were when discovering you were pregnant. Maternity photo will remind you those feelings. For most women pregnancy is a few times in their lives, and chances are you won't regret having a memento of that special time.
Take some time with your partner
Maternity session gives you and your partner a chance to reflect on the life you've built together. It's a great way to mark a major shift in your family life and who you both are as you are slowly transitioning to parenthood. During a maternity session the most beautiful things it's to be able to capture the bond between two future parents-to-be.
Reveal the gender or the name of your baby
A maternity session can be a fun way to announce the gender or the name of your future baby. As a photographer I would be more than happy to find some fun way to make that announcement.
Mark this moment in your family's growth
You can never have too many family photos. Time flies and we often forget more than we remember. Whether this is your first child or you fifth, your pregnancy is a great time to get some family photos and to capture the excitement in everyone faces of the future arrival.
A good excuse to get all dressed up
Let's be honest, during pregnancy your sport pants will be your best friend. Maternity photos are the perfect excuse to go all out on your beauty routine and most to take some times for you. Pregnancy is a time during a women life when you really need to feel beautiful. A maternity session allows you to revel in your beauty and to remind yourself of how stunning you are.