I had such a beautiful mommy-to-be and her sweet daughter to photograph recently. We barely got the session in, since she is scheduled to have the baby in about one week! On one of the hottest days of the year in Memphis, TN--this mama was such a trooper! And the results were just breath-taking. Best wishes to Karen and family!
I hear a lot of questions about maternity portraits. Especially from Mom's who are having a hard pregnancy. They don't all feel like commemmorating the bloating and stretch marks that come with the territory. Perfectly understandable. I remember hiding from the camera when I was expecting...especially when it was baby #3 or #4.
But, looking back, there are some things I do like to remember. I love Rachael de Azevedo's take on the subject on the NAPCP site this week. A mini-session to capture the family just before it evolves is the perfect solution for those who don't want a 2-hour photo session of their bare belly :) Just a little reminder of how things were before baby came...trust me, it will be hard to remember after things get rolling with a new family member! Check out Rachael's personal, casual images here, if you want some inspiration.
Looking back to my little family when it was just the two little girls seems a world away from the busy 4-kid household with tweens that we juggle now. Things were a little slower, and a little sweeter. As we approach the teen years, it is nice to reflect back on tea-party days and snuggles. I sometimes need to know that there were some sweet, close times when I was just being a good mommy-and gave them all the attention they needed. It also reminds me that, for better or worse, this too shall pass. And I will look back fondly on today.