Why Take Maternity Photos?
When you’re pregnant, it feels like everyone is telling you what to do. You should eat this, not eat that. You should sleep on your left side, drink lots of water, and avoid any kind of stress. While all of these guidelines are important, it can be hard to remember to take time for yourself. That’s why maternity photos are so important. They give you a chance to celebrate your pregnancy and capture this special time in your life. Here are 5 Top Reasons you need to take Maternity Photos during this special time in your life.
To Capture the Beauty of Your Belly
Capturing the beauty of your pregnant belly is probably the number one reason woman take maternity photos. Your body is changing and growing in ways that you didn’t realize was possible. And, while you’ll never be quite the same again after this experience, that baby belly is gone quickly. I know it’s hard to imagine, but trust me you won’t have this round belly forever. I know it feels like you will.
Let’s be honest with each other. We don’t always feel like this round baby belly is beautiful. It’s especially hard to appreciate when your favorite jeans don’t fit. However, that’s why professional maternity photos are so important to your journey into motherhood. A professional maternity photographer knows how to pose you and your partner to make you look stunning even if you don’t feel it.
A professional photographer can also advise you on When to Take Maternity Photos so your belly is at it’s roundest.
To Have a Tangible Record of this Time
They say you won’t remember the aches and pains of pregnancy and childbirth. I’m not I believe them. I seem to remember a lot. Oh, who am I kidding. There are HUGE chunks of my life missing from lack of sleep. That’s another reason to have maternity photos taken. You’re going to have an unforgettable record of your pregnancy journey.
Trusting a professional photographer to doscument that journey is the key. Going back to our reason before. This is a time in your life when you’re already feeling tired and a bit unsure about life. Having a pro who understands how to make maternity photos fun while also making you look amazing is such a huge mood booster!
I look back on photos of myself that friends and family took on cell phones and disposable cameras. I don’t think I look my best. However, when I look at the photos that I primped for taken by a pro I can smile and enjoy the memories. It’s something I’ll never regret.
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To Create Memories that will Last a Lifetime
Next, we’re revisiting what we mentioned in the previous reason. Creating lasting memories. Trust me when I say that these moments are fleeting. That being said, maternity photos are essential to preserving your memories.
Maternity Photos do so much more than capture a smile or baby bump. They paint a picture into how you felt. I know I mentioned some of the negatives about pregnancy before. But man oh man, youv’e got this miracle inside of you! You can admit that every once in awhile you catch your breathe when you think about it. These are feelings of awe and wonder that you don’t want to let slip by. The baby’s gentle kick or flutters that you feel. Those tender moments of love between the two of you. That’s what maternity photos are really all about. Capturing the feelings of this time before the busyness of caring for a newborn comes along. It doesn’t slow down or stop once the baby is in your arms. Freeze this moment of time while you can.
To Share Beautiful Photos with Family
If you’re anything like me, you’re bursting at the seams to share your big news with everyone you care about. Maternity Photos are perfect for making that announcement. I adore seeing my friends pregnancy announcements on social media. I really enjoy when I can tell they had an amazing photo session with a professional who made them look their best.
Those excited smiles and wondering glances are such a great way to warm the hearts of your loved ones. In addition, you’ll be getting them extra stoked for the birth of your little one as well. Every doting grandparent wants photos to show off to their friends. (I’m going to age myself here, but my own son’s maternity photos are in the mix!) I speak from experience of course.
Maternity Photos are great for cards, emails, social media, and always…prints for the wall. Share the joy and wonder with everyone you love.
To Document Your Journey for Generations
When I say Maternity Photos document your journey for generations I’m thinking mostly of your children and grandchildren. If this is your first pregnancy you may not know what I mean. But, if this isn’t your first blessing you understand. Kids LOVE to hear about themselves! I have sat down with each of my kids rapt attention and gone over my journey to becoming a mom. It pulls my heart strings thinking of their wide innocent eyes exclaiming: That’s me in your belly?
If I’m being honest with you, I did it to my own mom as a teenager. I’m not joking. I came across an old photo of my mom pregnant with me. It was so magical to think that it was before my mom met me but she was already in love with me.
Documenting these precious moments to share with your curious child is so important. And, if you’re really lucky you’ll be sharing them with THIER children in a few years. One day your gandchildren will be in awe and wonder realizing that’s their parent in your belly!
In conclusion, there are many reasons to take maternity photos. They will help you remember this special time in your life, they can be a beautiful way to share your news with family and friends, and they can be a cherished keepsake for your child’s future. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to take maternity photos, I hope this article has convinced you that they are definitely worth it!
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