When I was pregnant with my 1st I set up a tripod in my front yard and took a picture of myself and my enormous belly. Maternity photos, check.
When I was pregnant with my second son I decided I wanted more than anything to have a picture of my big belly with my first born so we hired a photographer to take family photos and do a “big brother” session.
And then I joined up with Jamie, we became Glean + Co and the way I thought about photography sessions changed forever.
I told her that when we got pregnant with our 3rd we were going somewhere epic, I was ordering the perfect dress and I was having professional hair and makeup done. I dreamed about that session for months and months and those photos could not be more perfect.
But then, neither could the big brother photos, or even my selfie in the front yard. I love them all because they all represent different stages of my life and different stages of being a mom. And more than anything I love that they all exist so my kids can look at them and see where they came from.
So, even if you’re feeling fat and bloated and not feeling that pregnancy “glow” ….have photos taken. Whether they’re with a hired professional or a friend who has a nice camera…..have photos taken. If it’s your first baby or your 10th…..have photos taken. Because it’s not really about you- it’s about them. And someday they’re going to want to see what their mom looked like before she got to meet the baby in her belly.