“As a lover of heirloom photographs and being able to look back and reminisce on the most memorable parts of my life, I always knew I’d want to do a maternity session. I didn’t know until I was in the thick of it but pregnancy isn’t always the most glamorous, so it was a really special experience being able to feel so beautiful in this new body (even if just for the photoshoot!) while loving on each other and celebrating this new little babe joining our family so soon.
Becoming a mother has been a very bittersweet journey. Due to career constraints, we had been planning to start a family a little further down the road but were so happily surprised when we found out our family would be expanding sooner than anticipated. As excited as I was, I immediately felt pangs of sadness and guilt as we have family and very close friends who have been trying to grow their families for long times without success and had experienced deep losses along the way. We couldn’t stop questioning why we were being blessed with a baby and they hadn’t been yet.
On top of that, it was pretty shocking news for my husband’s family that the first baby in this new generation would be joining the family as no one had been expecting it quite that soon. Now that the news has had time to sink in, everyone is happy and excited for us but doing a maternity shoot was an especially sweet time because it was one of the few moments during the pregnancy where I just felt so completely full of unadulterated, unspoiled joy, awe, and wonder. It has been such an amazing process and each milestone has brought new little delights so I’m just marveling at the miracle of this baby finally joining the outside world and truly becoming a mama!” Kate, Expectant Mother
“Kate and her husband were a joy to work with. She and I had a shared vision for her motherhood session, and she trusted me completely to bring it to life. As a photographer, there is no higher honor than to be fully trusted. There is something inherently joyful about the anticipation of motherhood. Capturing that excitement is an honor, as I feel I am a small part of that process, preserving that feeling, that emotion, in images that last a lifetime.” Joanna, Photographer