Motherhood is filled with so many different kinds of moments and such a wide range of emotions. Here, at Fount, we see submissions that showcase that range of emotions. These images by Olya pulled us in with their calmness. We could almost feel the wind blowing gently through our hair and the sun shining on our faces. While we know that motherhood has many moments of chaotic busyness, it also has moments where the world stills and it is just momma and baby, and somehow, those moments of stillness are the ones we treasure the most.
We’re excited to share this session with you for that very reason… there is a true feeling of sereneness throughout this session. Martyna’s face has gentle smiles and is solely focused on the babe she is carrying. The wind blowing in her hair and on the grass and the sun warming her face helps to take us away from the sometimes swirling craziness that is motherhood, even if just for a moment and allows us to breathe deeply the way this expectant mother is. Enjoy this session and take a moment to breathe.
“As an expectant mother, having these photographs taken meant capturing the most precious moment in time. These photographs mirrored the joy, hope, and vulnerability that accompanied me at that stage of my pregnancy. Motherhood has completed me as a woman. It’s like my son is a part of me that has been missing and I cannot imagine my life without him. I have not experienced anything more rewarding, difficult, and life altering as being a mother.” Martyna, Expectant Mother
“This submission was photographed in Brooklyn, New York. For this photo shoot, we wanted to portray the feeling of serenity and peace surrounding the expecting mother, Martyna, as well as to pay homage to her eastern European heritage. The large, wide open field of wild greenery and delicate flowers reminded Martyna of her childhood spent in Poland. She wore a sheer, light cotton dress to allow for the golden summer light to gently illuminate the feminine curvature of her new body through the windswept dress. Martyna has such a beautiful and calm presence about her. If felt very special to capture Martyna’s delicate beauty during such a special time for her. It is such a humbling experience to be invited to record precious moments of connection between a growing family to be treasured for generations.” Olya, Photographer