I’ve spent years behind the camera capturing my clients’ celebrations in life… weddings, babies, families… what an amazing honor it has been to get to be a part of these moments in their lives! But the last year of my life has turned the tables on me, and allowed me to be the client in my own photography studio… First, my wedding (check it out here!) put me in front of Gabriella & Sharon’s cameras, and I have to admit, it was fun being their guinea pig :)
But now, as the final countdown to life as I know it ticks by, I have continued to practice what I preach, and document my happily growing belly! I will be honest… I wasn’t sure I was going to do a maternity photo shoot (even though they are among my favorites to capture), and I wasn’t sure I would like seeing them. WRONG! I am so glad that I let myself be vulnerable and stepped in front of Gabriella’s camera to capture this very monumental stage of my life. I mean, I’ve waited 36 years for this, so it’s time to celebrate! I see the belly I spend all day rubbing and thinking about… I can see the absolute excitement and joy in my eyes at what this new phase of my life brings… I did see the sheer exhaustion too, but we took care of that in the editing process (teehee).
I gave Gabriella carte-blanch to do whatever she wanted during this shoot. I was determined to not be a backseat photographer. I love her creativity, her ability to set me at ease (I mean, my co-worker is now seeing a whole lot of me!), and most of all how she captured me in such a flattering way. I am so relieved, grateful & so glad to have done this photo shoot… especially because I can now refer to my own experience when speaking with clients.
My plans for the photos? I am going to be putting them in a spectacular linen album that ties shut with a ribbon… an elegant, but private keepsake. I’ll be sure to photograph the final product to show you how it looks!
So here are a few of my favorites from my pregnancy photo session… 20 days and counting until it’s the babies’ turn to be in front of the camera.. stay tuned!