“Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.” – Harriette Hartigan
That's amazing and a moment in life that deserves to be ceased and captured.
Someone else said that, "The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new."
I had never thought of that before, and that is true whether you gave birth to your child or adopted your child. The mother in a woman is born the moment she holds her baby in her arms. The journey to get there is different for everyone.
As a photographer and a woman, I truly value maternity sessions. I'm capturing the end of one miracle journey (carrying a baby) and the excitement of embarking on the new journey of motherhood. And when it comes to the journey of getting pregnant, for some, that journey was long and hard, sometimes easy, sometimes unexpected and yet, there is probably no other journey in a woman's life that is more important than the choice to be a mother.
Women amaze me constantly. Moms amaze me every day.
I believe maternity photos are important because we are celebrating the miracle that is living inside you; the journey that took you there; and the very important new journey of motherhood. To me, that is beautiful and a very special moment in a woman's life. Not to mention, how beautiful a woman's body is when she is pregnant.
To have those memories and that moment captured forever in a photograph is invaluable. It will to be cherished and honored by you, your family and your child when they are older. Photography is evidence we exist in this world and it preserves our memory and our family's memory.
This specific maternity shoot was for Erin. We chose to do contemporary beauty look where it has a studio and vanity fair magazine vibe. I love this look, and Erin is so stunning standing there in her power of becoming a mother. She is owning the frame and some of these shots are pure pieces of artwork. She got the whole experience of hair and makeup then different outfits and fabric looks.
My sessions are all about what you want and how you want to cease, capture and celebrate one of the most precious times in your life. It can be in the studio or outside. This is about you and your journey to motherhood.
I am offering a mother's day special for moms, generations, maternity, or mother/ daughter, or a girls day out for a group of moms, and more! The special is $200 off your final purchase when you book a session all about mom! You can contact me and get more information by going here.