Revel Joyfully | Photography by Ashley Upchurch

June 15, 2017

Maternity Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0001

“The first time I became pregnant, it ended in a miscarriage. I knew miscarriages were common (both my mother and sister have experienced one), but I never thought my first pregnancy would end that way. It can be rather discouraging and made me feel as if my body failed me. Though I was devastated, the Lord gave me the strength to get through the worst thing I’ve ever gone though. Through the grace of God, we were able to conceive again just two months later and our sweet Ellis was born as healthy and happy as he could be! All that said, motherhood is what I’ve always felt was my calling, and to finally be in this season of life is the greatest treasure I’ve ever known. To the mother quietly waiting for her child, and to the mother who feels that her body failed her in miscarriage, I want you to know that God has a plan and you never know what HIS timing holds. Though I still mourn my child’s loss, without it I wouldn’t know this sweet little human that I now get to hold in my arms ever day!

We absolutely loved taking these photos! Ashley made it so fun! I wanted to always be able to look back at these and remember this season of pregnancy. There really is a magic to pregnancy: from watching your body take a whole new shape to all the tiny little movements, these pictures will help me recall all of the emotions I felt during that time. Now that I’ve had my son, I’m even more grateful for the experience because it really is hard to remember how everything felt…this “mom brain” thing is real!It is truly an honor for my little family to be the subject of these incredible photos. Thank you, Ashley, for perfectly capturing this season in our lives!” Krista, Expectant Mother

Maternity Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0003

“What a magnificent time of year it is when the cotton fields are in full bloom. Krista knew it’s where she wanted to have her maternity portraits taken.

It’s funny how pregnancy is similar to the life of a cotton plant. Cotton needs quite a bit of time to grow – 120-180 days. It may not be a full nine (or ten) months, however, we can all agree it is a decent amount of time. Within that lengthy time frame something magical is happening, and in a few months you get to witness its beauty. The process of pregnancy is nothing short of a miracle. Unfortunately, we don’t get to see the intricate details as they are forming, but they are no doubt forming underneath, and after several months we get to meet our sweet, precious babies. Revel, joyfully, in your pregnancy and take this growing time to prepare yourself. The beauty will arrive in it’s timing.” Ashley, Photographer

Maternity Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0005 Maternity Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0006 Maternity Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0007 Maternity Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0008 Maternity Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0008 Maternity Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0010 Maternity Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0011 Maternity Photography by Ashley Upchurch and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0012

ASHLEY UPCHURCH PHOTOGRAPHY
Film Processed by:  Richard Photo Lab

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