I am always so excited when a mom-to-be wants to get maternity portraits made when they book their newborn sitting. It makes me sad that more women don’t sit for maternity portraits. I think it’s high time we change that, and not just because I really enjoy photographing new moms, but because I think there are a lot of great reasons you should book a session too. So, without fail, here are several reasons maternity photography is awesome.
It’s a lot of fun. I mean, seriously. We will spend quite a lot of the time giggling and chatting. It’s a fun time to commiserate about the annoyances of the past few months and look forward to the joy of the coming months.
Celebrate your pregnancy. Even though it doesn’t feel like it in the moment, pregnancy is actually relatively fleeting. And it’s really amazing! Just imagine, you’re growing an entire human. If that’s not something to celebrate, I don’t know what is!
You are beautiful. I know, I know, you don’t feel it, but all the more reason to sit for a portrait. You might feel like you’re waddling around like a duck and you can’t see your feet, but to everyone else you’re glowing and gorgeous. It’s time for you to see how gorgeous you are!
You will feel glamorous. If you’re like me, you love dressing up. And between the makeup, the hair, the gorgeous dresses, and the fan blowing your hair, magazine-cover-style, you’ll feel like the belle of the ball.
Memories. I still miss those feet kicking away, the feeling of connection with the person growing inside, and being able to eat an uncountable number of grilled cheese sandwiches. I complained a lot (just ask, well, anyone around me at the time), but I enjoyed a lot too, and I’m glad I have the photos to remind me.
Family photos. This is a great opportunity for those family portraits before the newest addition arrives. Then, after the fact, you can have a second portrait made during your newborn session. What a fun way to record the process!
I realize that I’m (very) biased, but I’d love to see more women celebrate their pregnancy and treat themselves to a fabulous maternity photography sitting. If you’ve been on the fence, don’t hesitate, and let’s create a portrait just for you.
Incidentally, January is one of my favorite months for special offers. In January, Aurora D Photography is offering a complimentary maternity sitting for anyone who books a newborn sitting. Along with the sitting itself, you will also receive a beautiful matted 8x10 print of your favorite maternity image. Session spaces are limited, so book now!