I go on and on about how amazing the female body is and what its capable of, so for my own recent pregnancy I wanted to make sure I captured it in a way that reflected me and how I was feeling.
I didn't capture my pregnancy with my daughter 6 years ago. I actively avoided photos being taken of me, I felt like a whale. I wanted to hide away in the comfort of my home and not surface until I had this amazing body back again. And if I could go back in time and say anything to myself it would be "FUCK THAT". You are creating LIFE, own your body. Be proud.
So I say to you, don't shy away from documenting this incredible moment. Even if that means standing in front of the mirror and snapping photos with your phone. Document it. You will regret not having photos of this amazing gift because I guarantee in 5 years time you will actually forget what your issues were and wonder why you have no photos.
For my own images, I had so many ideas swirling around in my head. From twirling dresses at sunset to this kick ass photo at the beach standing on some rocks, to an intimate bedroom shoot. Although I didn't manage to get everything I wanted I came pretty damn close. The important thing is I captured it. I have proof of what my body is capable of. I have images to show my son when he is older that I was once his home, his safe place.
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