An intimate representation of a celebration of life: my husband took my maternity photos and I love them
Ever since I was a teenager I always wanted to get professional shots when I was heavily pregnant, because I’ve always found the pregnant form to be absolutely exquisite. However, I was swamped under work for the last several weeks of my pregnancy which meant that I ran out of time and was unable to get a professional shoot. Being the determined (stubborn) person that I am, I still really wanted to get some photos, because I didn’t think I’d ever feel so confident in myself again.
Jenny and Skot took advantage of their last pre-baby vacation and had a friend shoot a few maternity photos — complete with happy sunflowers and music playing.
Sarah and Chad wanted to announce their baby’s sex a little non-traditionally, so they contacted Le Cape Studios and asked if the team would tag along at a carnival. The ever-present but still quite subtle blue (the balloon, cotton candy, even their shirts) is such an awesome touch — not to mention the badass ferris wheel shots.
Amy and Tres share a love for yoga — in fact, they were introduced to one another by their yoga teacher. The two are now expecting their first tiny yogi, and decided to have some fun with yoga during their maternity session with Cassie Leigh Photography.
Alyssa and Steven are fans of bright colors, Dr. Seuss (Alyssa has a Truffula Trees tattoo!), and the circus. In fact, Alyssa used to work for a circus, and Steven knows how to juggle. The pair asked Dallas-based Brandi Thompson Photography to capture their maternity fun.
Nothing says home like your actual home, and nothing says “We’re so happy we’re having a baby!” like huge smiles plastered on your faces. Lois and Renee are definitely stoked about their impending arrival of their firstborn!
The secret to awesome maternity photos may just be adding a vintage hand-made quilt AND your two slobbery furry “first babies” into the mix… though maybe not at the same time.
For all of the amazing things people have thought to do for their maternity photos (and trust me — we’ve seen some of the best around!) every so often it’s nice to keep it simple. These shots from Gregarious Peach are a great example of what I mean: just a woman, her pregnancy, and the world around her.