When you first get pregnant time begins to move differently. It feels like seconds are minutes and hours are days, you are always uncomfortable. Pregnancy changes you. It changes your DNA, your insides, your outsides and your soul. You can not wait for the moment that baby comes out....
But after.... oh after, those minutes that seemed like hours now seem like the quickest little blink and it becomes the time you remember both fondly and with a little bit of terror. We don't realize how after the pregnancy and baby is placed in your hands, time begins to move in fast forward at a light speed where you can not catch your breath.
Pregnancy photos are about empowering the beauty of the woman's body, they also capture the beginning of the journey into motherhood, and they are the story of the first connection moms have with their sweet babies.
A few words from the absolutely stunning mother from this session.
"When I tell people about how my pregnancy is going I usually get a response similar to “wow, you’re lucky”. In comparison to most, my pregnancy has been “easy”. I’ve had no morning sickness, next to no swelling, no cravings, I’ve figured out how to sleep, and my acne is better now than before I was pregnant.
But there is one thing I don’t usually tell people about. I have spent over 20 years of my life sculpting my body; working out to achieve physical goals, changing my diet to see better results, sticking to a program to see incredible recovery from injuries. I have never experienced a time in my life where I have felt so helpless to the changes happening in my body, and this is incredibly hard for me.
Watching my body transform from the machine I had created to what I now jokingly refer to as “whale-like” has been emotional and confusing. I’m so intrigued at the incredible changes my body has made, I’m in awe at its capability to grow and support human life. It is truly amazing, some would say beautiful. But beautiful is not a word I have used to describe my body since starting this journey. I look at these photos and I see the beauty, but it doesn’t feel like my beauty. When I see myself in the mirror every morning I do not see what the camera has captured, not even close.
I’m grateful that these moments of my pregnancy have been documented, because I hope to look back on this time and recall the magic. But I am also looking forward to the next part of my journey; loving my beautiful baby, and getting my body back."