I’ve gotten a bunch of questions about whether I’m doing a maternity photoshoot, and the answer is, most likely, unless anything changes in the next few days: No, I’m not.
I flirted with the idea of one around the time that we were planning my baby shower — I actually reached out to a photographer to see if we could do a maternity shoot and cover the shower on the same day, but, unfortunately, they were out of town that weekend, and after that the idea just kind of fell off my radar.
I’m fine with this decision, and truly don’t think I’ll regret it later. (I mean, let’s face it: it’s not like I’m exactly lacking photos of myself.) On the other hand, I’m glad that I’ve gotten “bump” photos along with my typical outfit photos for the past few months — it’s been so fun to compare how my body has changed week-to-week, and it’s really added to my excitement as the weeks have gone on.
I took these shots a few weeks ago, during a particularly beautiful Texas sunset. It was one of those fleeting moments that I almost missed — it was the end of an extremely busy day, and I was tired and ready to get home, put on pajamas, and do absolutely nothing for several hours before falling asleep.
But I decided to stay in my heels a little longer, and capture this pretty sunset as best I could. The light was gone minutes after I clicked the first shot, but I’m so happy with how they turned out.
So if this is my version of “maternity portraits”? Well, that works for me.