Why Take Maternity Photos
While it’s most important to make a decision that’s right for you and your personal needs, there are many reasons why you should take maternity photos. Depending on how you feel at this stage of your pregnancy, you may be unsure about whether you want to invest time and money into professional maternity photos. Maybe you’re self-conscious about the way your body looks or maybe you’re just not sure about the cost of a photo session. Regardless, here are some reasons why maternity photos are with the investment.
Celebrate your pregnancy journey
Some women feel amazing during pregnancy while others deal with a lot of discomfort watching their bodies change so much, and it’s easy to forget just how miraculous and incredible pregnancy truly is. Regardless of how you feel, a professional maternity session can help you love your body and feel empowered. You can focus on the new life your body is working so hard to create, instead of just the way you look.
Capture the joy and anticipation
No matter how you feel physically, pregnancy is a time of feeling hopeful and joyful for the future. In the months and years to come, as you focus on raising your new child, you may forget what it felt like to be eagerly awaiting their arrival. Maternity photos can serve as a reminder of those feelings in the years to come. After all, most women only experience pregnancy a few times in their lives, and chances are you won’t regret having a memento of that special time.
Mark this moment in your family’s growth
I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many photos of your family. Life often passes by in a blur, and we forget more than we remember. Whether this is your first child or your fourth, your pregnancy is a great time to get some family photos with not just you and your partner, but your other children as well. Taking time to do photo sessions on a regular basis is a way to chart the growth of your family over the years—something your future self and your children will definitely be thankful for.
Reveal the sex or name of your child
A professional maternity session can be a fun way to announce either the sex or the name of your child—or even both! There are so many fun and creative ways to announce your little one to the world, and your photographer would be more than happy to help you make that announcement. Scroll through Pinterest for ideas or think about the interests or hobbies you and your partner share for inspiration. Your photographer will also have lots of experience and can suggest ideas too!
Have an excuse to get all dressed up
Let’s face it: during pregnancy, glamorous or ravishing isn’t what most women feel. You may spend a lot of time wearing whatever is most comfortable and a lot less time on your hair and makeup. But maternity photos are the perfect excuse to go all out on your beauty routine, whether that means going to a salon or buying a new maternity dress. A maternity session allows you to revel in your beauty and strength and to remind yourself of how absolutely stunning you are.
Have fun with older siblings
Maternity sessions can also be a family photo session, giving your other children a chance to pose for the camera and have fun. Your new baby will require a lot of your attention, so why not your older children have some of the spotlight? Including older siblings in your maternity photos can make them feel more involved in your pregnancy journey—and more excited for their new little brother or sister to arrive.
Take time to bond with your partner
One of the best things about maternity sessions is the interactions between couples as they celebrate the new life they’ve created. Your maternity shoot gives you and your partner a chance to reflect on the life you’ve built together and how much has changed since the beginning of your relationship. Maternity images are also a great way to mark a major shift in who you both are as you transition to parenthood.
Capture this moment in time
A lot of people have their wedding photos hanging on the walls of their home, but imagine having images on your walls from every stage in your family’s growth—from marriage to your first child all the way down to when you become grandparents. Maternity photos capture a moment in time that’s just as important as your wedding day. You’re welcoming a new child into your lives and your home—that’s huge! It’s definitely a moment that deserves professional photography, just like your wedding day!
See past maternity images in my family portfolio!
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