When I was pregnant with my first child, I made the mistake of not taking professional maternity photos. I was asked by a couple of my friends who were photographers, but I wasn’t feeling myself. I was busting at the seams and couldn’t fathom getting all dolled up for a photo session. I opted not to have them done, and looking back, I regret it.
Now that I am pregnant for the second time, I am feeling a bit differently about the process. Here are three reasons why I changed my mind about maternity photos the second time around.
1. The photos document the change in your body.
Our bodies go through all these amazing changes and despite the fact that we may not feel beautiful one day or comfortable for a couple of months, the photographs will be a reminder of what we went through to bring a beautiful life onto this earth.
2. The session is a memory you will treasure forever.
Regardless if it’s your first child or your third, these photos sessions create long-lasting memories. You get all dolled up, put on a pretty dress and smile for the camera. You look fabulous doing it and the photographs will capture that pregnancy glow.
If you already have children, the pictures are a sweet way to show the love between a child and their soon-to-be sibling.
3. The photos are a great keepsake.
I didn’t realize it then, but you will always have these photos to use as you wish. You can make a photo album, share them online or even put one on a large canvas and hang on your living room wall.
There is only a small window of time to take these beautiful photographs, a time that you will never be able to get back.
All dresses pictured can be found at Nuova Vita.
Let your mamma goddess shine through and create a memory for yourself and your family.
XO – Francesca