So you're pregnant....now what? Having a baby is a life changing event, and so many times as soon to be moms we can look over the very smallest of details. I know you're exhausted, your belly is growing, your ankles are swollen and you're trying to wash every single piece of baby laundry before your bundle of joy arrives. I want you to take a moment though, and celebrate your growing belly. Celebrate how your life is about to change forever and celebrate the new life you have created. As a mom to five beautiful babies, I have experienced how different each pregnancy can be, and how your body changes. The one regret I truly have is that I have not one picture of my beautiful growing belly. I always had an excuse! I am tired, my belly isn't perfect, I feel fat...the list goes on. I am telling you right now, stop making excuses! Step in front of my camera, and let's have some fun celebrating how beautiful and perfect you are.
These are my top five reasons why you should capture that beautiful bump with Grape Soda Photography!
5. You won't be pregnant forever!
Yes, you are pregnant now! Your body is changing, you are going to gain weight, typically 25 pounds or more. You will have increased fluids in your system, stores of fat (yes, I said it…Fat), and as you get into your third trimester, you will start to feel more and more exhausted after just walking a short distance. Your skin will look like it did in junior high, but you will have amazing hair! Either way, this is how you look pregnant, and maternity photography isn’t just about how you look…it is also about how you feel about the little miracle of life growing inside you that you have yet to meet. Just remember you won't be pregnant forever.
4. You get to play dress up!
Each and every client of mine receives a complimentary stye consult. That means I can come and hang out and we can brainstorm over coffee, or we go to the mall and shop! This is the perfect moment to wear a beautiful dress, have your hair and make up done and play dress up like we all did as little girls!
Coming soon for 2015 Maternity Sessions......Professional Hair and Make Up option!
3. A special gift to your beautiful baby!
I have this one picture of my mom while she was pregnant with me. The only one, and I think she is the most
beautiful woman I have ever seen in it! As women I think sometimes it is easy to forget that our children are
watching us, observing us. Capturing your gorgeous bump is a gift to your future child, something they will
cherish forever, and show their own children!
2. But Eva....it costs so much....
I understand that professional photography is a luxury and not a necessity. I also respect, and understand that everyone has a budget. Maternity sessions are often cut because of budget constraints. Grape Soda Photography offers an amazing Maternity & Fresh 48 combo package, it gives you the best of both worlds. I also offer gift certificates and a baby registry so that you can ask friends and family to help fund a lifetime of memories not just a baby gadget that you may or may not use for a few months. I will not make you have a maternity session, but I highly suggest it as pregnancy is such a huge part of your baby's story.
1. You are going to miss this!
Every flutter, every kick, hiccup, stretch mark and ache....you will miss! I have given birth to five amazing babies. Most women will ask me how did you do it that many times? With grace and a smile I tell you. I love pregnancy, even though sometimes it doesn't love me. The miracle of life, that we can create life simply amazes me. I miss pregnancy, and my ovaries always ache at the sight of a beautiful new squish. Having maternity portraits done is a lasting memory of the life you created, and you don't want to miss out on this.
Wow, that was a ton of information right! I want every momma out there though to consider a maternity session. It doesn't have to be with Grape Soda (However, I prefer it was ;) ). If you have any questions or wonder how it all works, please don't hesitate to contact me!
Working with expecting mommies and their families brings pure joy to my life, and I can not wait to tell your maternity story!
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