If I could do one thing over in both of my pregnancies, it would have been to hire a photographer to capture 2 of the most precious times in my life. I know now how precious that journey is but at the time, when you’re in the thick of it, it’s hard to see that.
I did not enjoy pregnancy. I literally didn’t feel like myself the whole entire time. I feel like now, if I had done a photo shoot it would have helped me embrace the fact that I was pregnant. I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that I was growing a baby.
One thing I LOVED was feeling the baby move but other then that I couldn’t wait for the baby to come out. I wish however, that I had photos done to capture a time in my life, that I NOW know, is a blur. I grew 2 babies and I gave birth to both of them without an epidural. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself, it’s FRIGGIN amazing what is happening right now. But I just couldn’t enjoy the moment. I just couldn’t enjoy the process. I just wanted to skip the pregnancy part and have my kids in my arms. I feel like these feelings are relateable to alot of moms and pregnant women so I don’t mind sharing that pregnancy didn’t feel like waterfalls and rainbows to me. LOL. A maternity session, I feel, would have helped me feel beautiful in a time when I honestly didn’t feel it. A photoshoot has that kind of magic. It has a way of just picking you up and see yourself in a way that you have never seen yourself before. If I have another child you can bet that I will be treating myself to a shoot!
Crystal and Matt are a magical couple. I’ve known them for a few years now, since I shot their wedding. Now they are expecting their first child, and there is a sort of nostalgia that happens with the first child. It’s SO magical and exciting. Can we talk about the fact that Crystal is like a pregnant unicorn. She looks this gorgeous on a daily basis. A total natural beauty.