Being a mum can be both a rewarding and exhausting experience. I think we can sometimes miss the point when we say 'they grow up so fast' ... because in the blink of an eye one minute they're in nappy's dribbling and getting into mischief and the next they're 18, still getting into mischief but also on the verge of flying the nest.
Thankfully you will have a number of photos of your children that capture the years throughout they're childhood as they grow into adults. But what tends to be missing from these priceless memories are photos of them growing inside you. A Boudoir mum-to-be photo shoot captures forever memories that are only thought of once your baby is born. You might just about remember what it felt like to be pregnant but how precious would it be to have photo's to remember the experience by. Priceless indeed!
Maternity photo shoot session's are by far my favorite, there is something so wonderfully intimate and humbling about capturing the beauty of a woman with child and being pregnant myself I know from experience that 'bumpies' no matter how cute they are they simply cannot recreate the magic and beauty of a real maternity photo shoot. And the beauty of having a Boudoir photo shoot with me is that the sessions take place in the comfort of your own home. Ultimately a Boudoir photo shoot in particular is a very private and personal experience and should reflect who you are. Studios just simply cannot re-create the natural setting of your home, that is an important element to the photo shoot, the images and the way I work. For this reason your photo shoot session with me is such an individual experience and your images will be unique to you and your surroundings.
In addition to Bump & Me sessions there is also the option of having a Maternity lifestyle photo shoot, this can be at a location of your choice. I always tend to recommend choosing an area such as a natural parkland (weather permitting) which tends to compliment this kind of photography very well but ideally an area that you know and feel comfortable with so this may be your own garden or home, for example. Your Maternity lifestyle shoot can be a solo affair or include your significant and/or children, the choice is yours.
the first inkling of you, crept into her head, and she waited
as you grew she adjusted her thinking to include the idea of you
wrestled with uncertainty, fear, doubt crystallizing into acceptance
and with a growing feeling of excitement welcomed you
curving her hands softly around you
eyes soft, mouth plush with secrets
visible signs of transformation upon her flesh
until the taut regions spongy with protective cushioning
shaped to your tiny fist in smooth ripples
as you revealed yourself in small beautiful shapes
pressing longingly against her, your perfect foot
testing its first ground while her hands smoothed and stroked
peacefully absorbing not just the thought of you
but the reality of you into her heart.
Author: Elisabeth Komae Li