40 weeks seems like an eternity doesn’t it? 10 months of anticipation, excitement, nerves, morning sickness, food aversion, swollen ankles and fingers. Sometimes it’s hard to get beyond that immediate discomfort of pregnancy and remember that your body is doing incredible things. Growing a life is an amazing feat.
I had pretty decent pregnancies, some morning sickness, but nothing over the top. A strong aversion to the sound of my husband brushing his teeth in the morning. I couldn’t eat any pork products. But in general, I felt ok. While medically I was handling pregnancy ok, I was always really overweight. I just felt uncomfortable in my skin. I took some photos at home but never felt like I was beautiful enough to be worthy of professional photos.
Fast forward 12 years and 3 kids later, I find myself drawn to maternity sessions. Empowering women who often come in and say “I just don’t know what to do with my hands” or “I don’t like the way I look in photos”. I get that. And my job, is to remind you of how beautiful you look, and how perfectly you handle being in front of my lens.
I like to think I take a unique approach to my maternity sessions. The goal for me, isn’t to have you looking at me and smiling. I’m not looking for a connection between you and my camera. I want to find the connection between you, and the life your body is growing. The anticipation of welcoming your new baby can feel overwhelming. For a short period of time, I want to wipe away the stress that comes with carrying a new baby, and focus on you and how amazing you are. I promise, you’ll walk away with a different outlook on yourself.