Another self-portrait session working on all my ideas for maternity photos that I can squeeze in while I feel well enough to do so. It's a lot of work and often time sweat doing my own photos, and thankfully on a couple of these images, the full length shots, my husband was able to assist me in getting the dress spread out at the bottom and getting the camera lined up to get the whole full body shot, so I wouldn't have to try and do both myself, if you can only imagine a pregnant momma trying to bend over to spread out her own dress and make sure the camera is totally lined up to get the whole length of it. Yeah, right! I have a hard enough time tying my own shoes anymore, and don't even get me started on how difficult it is to shave anymore lol.
I have a long list of maternity photo ideas, but time will tell how many I accomplish. I am having fun with my own sessions,and can't wait to do more maternity sessions for clients! I have truly fallen in love with maternity photography. I want to try as many of my themes/ideas as I can, but often times I am burned out or too crampy to go forward with them, and the posing has become more and more increasingly difficult for me, which has also taught me a lot. During my first pregnancy I would have been able to do any maternity poses, including the ones laying down or sitting on the ground, and then some, but this time around that is just not going to happen. My current pregnancy has been taking its toll on me, but I remain positive and still find ways to enjoy it. I think that is important.
My first couple clients I took maternity photos for were also able to do any poses I asked of them, so until now, I would not have known how challenging it can be for some women to pose and keep their energy up during a photoshoot while pregnant. This is something I will definitely keep in mind for future clients, and will understand firsthand how to support the mommas that either do well with posing or that might struggle or hurt during the shoot.
So on to the images! :)
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My family and I had a nice day out at Eagle Island State Park on Mother's Day. I wore what I refer to as my 'Betty Crocker' dress. The pattern reminds me very much of the red and white textured pattern on the old Betty Crocker cookbooks. We took some time to get a couple family photos, and enjoy the awesome Spring weather. Afterwards, we got some peach pie and the funny movie, Daddy's Home, to take home and watch.
Maternity Fine Art
It's a vulnerable thing to do, to take self-portraits, which I have done many times, but these feel so much more intimate to share, my changing belly, a changing shape, and exposed. But pregnancy is so sacred and beautiful, and to share a full and round pregnant belly as it is, I think is lovely and can be done tastefully and elegant. This is my belly, carrying my sweet baby girl. I will be 30 weeks in one more day. This is my attempt at a black and white fine art series of belly images. I love experimenting with my lights and camera. Today I had some quiet time around the house to do just that, and I am so glad I did, because I know someday I will look back at these belly photos fondly, and I hope someday my daughter too will find them precious. I have grown to love maternity photography more and more since I began taking maternity photos last September. I hope to continue trying different types of imagery as I progress in my last trimester of pregnancy.
My absolute favorite shot is the middle image. It makes me swoon.