Pregnancy is such an amazing time of life for any woman, there’s nothing like feeling a baby move around inside you! But, let’s be real, it is often also very uncomfortable and for some can be, well, awful. It can be difficult to want to celebrate this time while you’re in it, but I encourage you to give it a shot.
One way to celebrate is to take weekly photos in the same location in your home each week. It’s surprising to look back to see just how much you and your baby grew throughout the entire pregnancy. Some weeks you’ll think that there’s no possible way that you can get any larger without exploding . . . for me, that always happened around week 30. Needless to say, I always got bigger!
Is a friend expecting? Help her anticipate the arrival of her little one with a party. A baby shower is traditionally reserved for while you’re expecting your first. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate each new life! Have a sprinkle (a much smaller shower) or, better yet (in my opinion): a spa party!
Of course, another way to record your beautiful new body is with a maternity photo session. I recommend scheduling this for later in your pregnancy, but not too late. I think the sweet spot is dependent on each individual, but is often sometime between 28-36 weeks. Aim for the time frame when your belly is nice and round, but while you’re still feeling good!
This is my second maternity session with this beautiful mother. Our first, a couple of years ago, was when she was expecting her little man and it took place in the studio. She wanted a similar look to the original photos, although we decided on an outdoor session. So, we used backlight again, but a change of scenery and dress made for a completely new look! I am so looking forward to meeting her little girl this winter!
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