Being pregnant is a beautiful thing, but it may not always feel that way. Yes, you do have glowing skin, luxurious locks and the cutest baby bump. But you also struggle with swollen ankles, stretch marks and mood swings. For some pregnant women, it seems like the worst time to have your picture taken. But let me tell ya, I’ve heard from countless women how much they regret not investing in a maternity photoshoot, that when they look back on these times, they are in awe of what they’re body was capable of doing and wish they had photos to document it. Here are five good reasons why every mama-to-be should schedule a maternity photo session.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, YOU’RE GOING TO MISS YOUR BUMP!
From the moment you find out your pregnant, you start dreaming about the day you’ll get to hold your newborn in your arms. At first, it feels like time is inching by, and you find yourself saying things like “I am so tired of being pregnant.”
You struggle with an aching back, sleepless nights, and frequent heartburn, sometimes morning sickness. You convince yourself that you won’t miss this time. But trust me that after the baby is born and the months and years roll on, you will miss that baby bump and long for these days again! You may find yourself uttering those words you never thought you would: “I miss being pregnant.”
The truth is, while pregnancy is hard, there is something simultaneously magical about it. You’re growing a new life. It’s an amazing miracle of life! You feel their every hiccup, every kick, and every headbutt to your ribs. You’re completely connected.
Once it’s over and done with, you’ll find yourself wandering down nostalgia lane and remembering all those baby kicks (and the ability to eat whatever you wanted guilt-free). So, it’s especially important to capture these moments because you won’t be pregnant forever, and your pregnancy will fly by quicker than you anticipated.
Having maternity photos to look back on will be a standing reminder of that magical time when new life was gestating inside your belly. When you see those beautiful pictures of yourself, you will always smile.
YOU’LL BE AMAZED AT HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU FEEL
When you step into my Boise, Idaho, photo studio, you will instantly feel at ease. You’ll be greeted by me, a professional hair and makeup artist (you meet her, you love her!), and we’ll make our final selections for your wardrobe. The studio has a selection of flowing fabrics, bejeweled gowns, and high-fashion dresses, as well as an assortment of jewelry and accessories. We’ll chat about the types of expressions and body positions that are the most flattering, and how to easily achieve that. By the end of the photoshoot, you’ll see that you’ve just experienced an amazing, life-affirming photoshoot that captures you at the most special time in your life. You will feel like a model!
YOU CAN SHOW AS MUCH (OR AS LITTLE) AS YOU WANT
Some women want to show off their baby bump, while others prefer that it remain clothed. Some are fine with fine-art nudity, while others don’t want even a hint of implied nudity. Whatever style you are most drawn to, we can easily do that in a photoshoot that still has you feeling like you belong on the cover of Vogue or Vanity Fair. From lighting techniques to styling, there are numerous ways to achieve just the look you’d like to accomplish. And if you’re just now sure — I’ve got you covered. I’ve spent years devoted to studying and honing my craft expressly so I can deliver elegant, glamorous images for pregnant women in the Treasure Valley that will be cherished for generations.
YOU’LL WANT TO RETURN FOR A ‘MOMMY AND ME’ SESSION
It’s never too soon after a maternity session to think about coming back for a “mommy and me” session. If you book within 4 weeks of your first session, you can book a second one at just the cost of hair and makeup (rates start at $200). I feel confident that you’ll have so much fun during the maternity photoshoot that you’ll want to return to show off the baby you created. They stay that little for such a short time and you’ll want to document it in style.