When I was pregnant with my first son so many years ago there was no way I was letting anyone come near me with a camera. I was self conscious. Now almost 12 years later (yes 12 GULP) and with two more children, I truly regret not having hardly any photos of myself pregnant with my amazing first born son. I may not have thought I was beautiful then, but as I have grown older – along with my three children – I do wish that I would have had the confidence to have more photographic memories of that special time. I can’t remember how my belly looked the first time around, it would have been nice to compare it to the others for fun.
So I decided to talk about 3 GREAT reasons to have a maternity photography session!
#1 The Glow.
Admit it, your hair, nails and skin look fabulous! You may notice that your skin looks brighter. Hormones are partly responsible, but an increase in blood volume also brings more blood to the skin, giving it a radiant look. No matter if you think you look far from glowing or glamorous, we can easily draw out the beauty, love and femininity of pregnancy – you may just surprise yourself…
#2 The Belly.
Whether you have a big watermelon sized belly or a mini-bump belly it is all beautiful and all yours. Whether yours is perfectly smooth or has amazing bumps, marks and lines it is all beautiful and unique to you. If you did not feel comfortable with your belly before you were pregnant, now you can show it off knowing that it looks beautifully round, without worrying about its shape or look! A pregnant belly does a great job of hiding your squishy bits, so perhaps for the first time in a while, you have a chance to flaunt your belly and feel great about it!
#3 The Memories.
Once it is gone, it is gone. While this might not be your only child it is the only time you are pregnant with this child. Each pregnancy is different, and your belly changes with each pregnancy. You might be unsure about it now, but if you don’t have a photography session while you are pregnant, you have lost the chance to create once in a lifetime memories – you can’t get them back. Photos also trigger memories, feelings, emotions… they help you remember more vividly. Even if you don’t care for the memory for yourself, I can assure you that when your children are older, they will be delighted to see the photos of their pregnant Mommy, while they were growing inside of you.
Yes, you could just take images at home, or get them done by a friend or family member. But a professional photographer can create a work of art, taking into consideration the best angles, lighting, effects, focus and depth – they can totally transform what would otherwise be just a shot of you, into a story, a feeling, a work of art. They can prepare any images you may want printed and give them a great finish that will ‘wow’ not only you, but your friends and family – images that relatives may want to purchase and treasure for themselves. Great photos make great presents too!
Email or call MLP to discuss details on how to create the perfect pregnancy photo session for you in the Philadelphia area.