Lavish With Love | Photography by Dana Yu

November 20, 2017

Maternity photography by Dana Yu and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0001

“Ben and I have always known we wanted a big family, coming from big families ourselves, and I personally wanted to get started on this adventure a few months into our marriage. Once Ben was also on board, we started our journey to conception, and it was not as simple as the movies or our friends made it seem. When we didn’t conceive right away, I thought something was wrong with me. Though our community kept assuring us that our family would grow and the baby will come, it was hard to believe so when the results all came back negative. Unfortunately, I became somewhat controlling in our marriage, taking all these various ovulation tests and downloading every fertility app I could find on my phone, which definitely took a toll on our marriage. It came to a point where I felt my faith was being tested, and half a year later of trying on my own terms, I decided to let go of my control. Without this burdening us, I was able to simply enjoy my husband again, and crazily I actually conceived that month! In hindsight, although it was only 6 months of trying, it revealed to me how much we genuinely desired a child. For us, this season created a deep and rich intimacy in our marriage, having learned to really depend on each other. I’ve never known my husband to be so compassionate, and he says he sees me in a new light when it comes to my strength. We understand and respect each other on a whole new level. I look forward to the last stretch of pregnancy and all the aches and discomforts, with the joy of meeting our daughter Rachael set before us. As I transition into motherhood, I’m beyond excited to lavish her with all the love I have. We are so anxious to meet her and I’m constantly amazed by the privilege I have in raising our children alongside my husband.” Christina, Expectant MotherMaternity photography by Dana Yu and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0003 Maternity photography by Dana Yu and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0004

 

 

“My husband and I have been close friends with this couple for quite some time, so it was a treat for me to be able to capture this sweet season of pregnancy for them. It had been difficult for them to conceive, but after months of waiting, trying, and praying, they were finally pregnant with a baby girl! So it was no surprise that throughout the session, they overflowed with great anticipation, joy, and deep love for their daughter. It’s been such a privilege walking with them in this journey to parenthood, and I’m so excited for the many more seasons and milestones we’ll be able to celebrate together. I always tell people that I never had a creative bone in my body, but once my husband and I had two girls, something shifted in me and I began to see things so differently. I found tremendous beauty in the bonds of love that form through marriage and family life, and an even greater desire to capture it. It’s my joy to walk alongside other women as they discover and grow into motherhood.” Dana, Photographer Maternity photography by Dana Yu and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0002 Maternity photography by Dana Yu and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0005 Maternity photography by Dana Yu and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0006 Maternity photography by Dana Yu and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0007 Maternity photography by Dana Yu and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0008 Maternity photography by Dana Yu and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0009 Maternity photography by Dana Yu and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0010 Maternity photography by Dana Yu and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0011 Maternity photography by Dana Yu and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0012 Maternity photography by Dana Yu and featured on The Fount Collective, a lifestyle publication and community devoted to the art of being a mother._0013
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