“Having maternity pictures taken was important to me for several reasons, this is my first pregnancy and so I wanted to do all the things you’re “supposed” to do and one of those is maternity pictures. I honestly didn’t think we needed them done at first, but my husband told me we should and that I would regret it if we didn’t. Looking at the pictures now, I’m so glad we did them! Another reason this session became so important to me is that this entire pregnancy has been pretty miserable for me. I’ve had relatively bad morning sickness throughout the entire pregnancy. So dressing up and feeling beautiful for a short moment during these 9 months was so rewarding and fun for a change!
Motherhood is something I always wanted in life. I knew I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom and possibly even homeschool our kids for some of their education. When I would think about being a mom I would usually skip to being a mom of a six-year-old or older. I was terrified of the infant and toddler ages. But now, as my pregnancy is nearing the end and I’m thinking about being a mom of a newborn, I am so excited! Raising a tiny human to become that little six-year-old I always thought of is crazy and exciting! I can’t wait for the moment I get to hold our daughter for the first time and have the priceless opportunity to be her mom!” Chloe, Expectant Mother
“There’s just nothing else like photographing motherhood. Each mother is different in so many ways and navigates the journey of motherhood in a way that is unique. Even still, there is some unspoken connection, some common ground, that brings us together.
When I’m photographing a motherhood session, I’m reminded of all the seasons of motherhood I’ve experienced; the unknowing that comes with waiting, the heartbreak of loss and grief, the nervous anticipation of those last few weeks of pregnancy. and the overwhelming, indescribable love that follows. I am flooded with memories of my boys as babies and toddlers, moments that I thought I might break from exhaustion or burst from joy. It all comes back to me every single time, and I think it makes the experience more whole for me and my clients. It helps me focus on capturing authentic moments and emotion during our session together; things like Chloe’s hand draped across her belly, where it’s likely been glued for months. The sweet connection that little belly rub represents means so much. I know, because my heart has been there, too.
Really, I want my clients to walk away from our time together feeling even more hopeful and excited for what is to come, and I want them to look at the images we create together and feel like a memory was preserved, so they can welcome this next season without forgetting the beautiful significance of the one that came before it.” Janet, Photographer