Okay, I’m biased you’re thinking, but as a photographer, I think you should consider a maternity session. I did it. My photographer came to our home to take our pictures. It was indeed a defining moment for me. My husband was the one who scouted for a photographer and hired her. Yes he did! And I enjoyed being pampered during the session. Being pregnant is worth celebrating. You are life carrier. While many women struggle with health and body issues but we are strong to go through the sacrifices for love. Our bodies goes through a supernatural transformation to bring life into this world. What a gift?
Investing in a professional maternity session is so rewarding. Freezing a moment in time, capturing the anticipation of the expectant parents and siblings. There is absolutely no money in this world that equals the value of the memories you create. You know what’s even more rewarding?? My sons now looking at these moments in a piece of art asking “Mommy is that me in your belly? It says a lot about their parents and how loved they are. Did you know that studies from David Krauss, a licensed psychologist from Cleveland, Ohio says, “I think it is really important to show a family as a family unit. It is so helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of that family unit. A photographer’s job is to create and make the image look like a safe holding space for kids where they are safe and protected. Kids get it on a really simple level.” It doesn’t matter if this is your first or fifth baby, it is still a very exciting time for your family.
So, do you showcase your family portrait in your home walls or are they stored in your phone or in a USB drive? That’s another topic to nail…The world of digital? I couldn’t find my Digital images from my maternity sessions but I do have the prints…Hmm!
I do encourage you to make the investment in taking portrait of yourself, your family and your children. Trust me; there isn’t a greater value that equals to photographs that can pass on to generations to come.
PS. Please forgive the quality of my pictures. I had to take picture of a picture.