I don’t do many of them. In fact, the last one I did was probably over 2 years ago. It’s not to say that I don’t enjoy maternity sessions. It’s just very difficult to find a mother & father-to-be who are willing to put a lot of themselves into their session. Typically, so many people want generic maternity images that only show their life-filled bellies in a white button-up unbuttoned. Where do you fit into that? How is that you? Each one of us is unique and has a unique connection with not only our baby, but our spouse who helped to create that baby. Why wouldn’t we celebrate the story that we are, the life and love and connection that we are?
When given the opportunity to make your session–be it a children or family’s or, even maternity–make it all about you and do so with great thought and planning. This time, this moment, right now is what you have. Why be photographed in a way that does not resemble you? We were all created differently and we all love differently. To photograph a session that is planned and is something completely unique is what is inspires me as an artist. To document your connection, your story, your style…what a wonderful opportunity that I feel truly blessed to capture for each of my clients.
And so, I did it. And I was both apprehensive and excited at the same time. Until we got in the suburban with the full back loaded up with bags of clothes, musical instruments, shoes and blankets. This session was so amazing in that there was no agenda. Simply: love. This momma-to-be knew exactly what she wanted captured and documented for her maternity session. They sing to the baby every day. They read to the baby every day. They have been waiting, and loving and praying for this baby…long before this baby ever became. This session was relaxed and joyful and full of connection. This session was unique to them and they took the time (and love) to make it so.