Photographing mommies-to-be brings me such great, great joy! You see, when I was pregnant with my first son, seven years ago, I didn’t quite embrace being pregnant. Oh, I was excited, for sure, I was thrilled to be a mommy, but it felt a little weird. I didn’t have a tough first pregnancy, no morning sickness, no heavy fatigue, a little back pain, some leg cramps, but not much else. Pregnancy was “weird” for me because it was so foreign, it was like having a third arm, or an extra pair of eyes or something. Needless to say, I didn’t want maternity photos taken. Nope. Nope. Nope. My good friend offered to take maternity portraits for me, but I laughed out loud and thought, “But I don’t look like ‘me.’ I don’t feel like ‘me.”
And now I regret that decision tremendously. Wahhhhhhhh! To capture that time in our family’s life – full of great joy, full of incredible anticipation, full of wonder – would have been wonderful!
And speaking of wonderful, here is Jessica.