The importance of Maternity Photos
The importance of maternity photography is priceless. As a mother, I can tell you that I regret not getting maternity photos taken. I thought “Why would I want to look at my pregnant self down the road?”. But I look back at my (almost) “weekly growth” photos, and remember the connection my son and then daughter and I shared before they were born. Being pregnant is time of celebration. And you know what? Looking back now I didn’t look so bad after all.
Pregnancy is an exciting time in life, and after your baby comes you will likely forgot those moments of anticipation. The waiting, and waiting for your baby to arrive. Maternity photography will give you a timeless window back into that time that you will cherish, and that your child will cherish when they are able to appreciate it. Maternity photography will bring back the memory of little kicks, hiccups and watching baby move around your belly. Moments I never want to forget.
Beauty of our Belly
You might not feel beautiful (I was not feeling glorious with almost 40 extra pounds), but your baby bump is beautiful. I promise, you will appreciate it so much more after birth. Seeing the beauty in your pregnant body can be really difficult, but you will realize just how beautiful those changes are when you see how beautiful the images are. It will give you a confidence that you might not have had before.
Memories & Heirlooms
When it comes down to it, maternity photography isn’t something that we do only for ourselves. We document our pregnancy to look back and laugh with our child at the cravings, and the hormones. Maternity photography can be a great heirloom to pass on to your child. Having a nice album made, or including maternity photography in their newborn album is just another way to celebrate how a life was made.