About a year ago, I began a photographic journey. A nine month commitment, with a miraculous ending. Yeah, I know that sounds really dramatic, but it’s true, if you consider a birth a miracle. (And, I do!)
So at only 10 weeks pregnant, Stephanie came in to the studio and we photographed the first week of her Pregnancy Progression Session! Believe it or not, she already had a cute little baby bump! Every Tuesday, we laughed a little bit as we discussed if she looked bigger than last week, what she had been craving, and whether or not she was going to run out of maternity clothes to be photographed in.
It was so much fun to be able to explore a variety of maternity poses that I wouldn’t typically get to photograph. Knowing that the images would end up designed as an album spread, we tried to include a full length portrait as well as a close up, and that allowed us to be creative from week to week.
Of course, photographing the whole pregnancy meant that I got to document all of the milestones along the way. One of my favorite weeks was Week 23, where we announced she was carrying a baby GIRL! We had a lot of fun with pink Silly String that day!
Getting to document this journey is such a blessing. I admit that I’m a birth junkie. I love seeing a little belly bloom into a glorious round bump. Feeling a baby kicking makes me jump up and down. But, knowing that I have captured these fleeting memories for another woman? Well, that’s pretty awesome! (Birth story to come soon! Even more awesome!)
If you are interested in documenting your journey through pregnancy, and/or birth, please contact me today!