Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
Anticipation is one of the most captivating things to photograph. Pregnancy and Autumn weather are visual embodiments of that expectancy of what is to come. I suppose that's why we call it "expecting". We know what's coming and yet we don't. Pregnancy is such a beautiful picture of eager waiting. There is a thrill in the unknown-ness of how long it will last and how it will occur.
Can you tell I love metaphors? And visual metaphors are even better!
Katy is due October 16th, so I was so glad that we got this maternity session squeezed in before baby decided to make her appearance. We had been trying to for good weather but ended up deciding to just take what we could get and the effect of the snow on the fall leaves turned out beautifully.
Ideally maternity photos should be done as close to baby's arrival as possible but any time after 35 weeks is okay. We waited right until 39 weeks, but it's better to do it earlier than to miss capturing your pregnancy!
Katy didn't get photos done with her first pregnancy and isn't sure if she's going to have another so it felt important to document the bump.
Now, I encourage mom's to get photos done of each pregnancy.
You will look different for each pregnancy. Each pregnancy is different (just as each child and each birth) not to mention our hair has often changed and if it's been a few years even our faces have changed. I did maternity photos for one mother with her first and she later commented that she wished she had also had also had maternity photos done with her second child. "I carried so much differently with my daughter than my son," she said. Having only been pregnant with one child at that point I was surprised to hear her say that. Being pregnant is a pretty incredible thing, it is worth documenting.
Can't wait to meet this baby girl due to arrive this week!
Michelle J. Falk
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