Now that I’m in my third trimester (and rapidly approaching my due date) I’ve been thinking a lot about maternity photos. I didn’t do maternity photos during my first pregnancy – I really wasn’t interested in being photographed. And even though I looked way better during my first pregnancy (I swear I’m cellulite from the neck down this time!), something about this pregnancy has me wanting to document it more. Maybe because it might be my last time, or maybe because I would love photos with my son Charlie and my bump. Either way, I’m prepping for a possible maternity shoot, and thought I’d share some of the photos that are inspiring me.
I’m torn between the idea of some maternity boudoir-style photos (I think they are SO beautiful – but there’s the whole issue of my being made of cellulite from the neck down…) and momma/child/bump photos. Maybe both? Not that I don’t love my husband and want to include him… but I don’t think I want to include him this time. It’s more about motherhood for me – about how amazing our bodies are and what we can handle and do and go through, and how much love just radiates in the photos. Not that having the dad included takes away from that, but I just love the motherhood focus.
Also, I’m trying to find some pretty things to wear – simple, flowy, almost sheer for some silhouette photos, and a little sexy while still covering up. If you have any ideas or sources for ideas, please share!
Did you do maternity photos? What about boudoir-style maternity photos? Any advice? And be sure to check out my maternity shoot inspiration board on Pinterest – so many more photos there! But aren’t these all just so beautiful?
photo credits: lydia messenger / erin hearts court via 100 Layer Cakelet / apryl ann via 100 Layer Cakelet / Alana Harris via Grey Likes Baby / Avia Rosen via 100 Layer Cakelet / Braedon Photography / Steph Anderson Photography via On To Baby