You’d think that I would have had it all together. Had lots of ideas I wanted to try out. Really done all the things that I had ever envisioned. Because I was going to be on the other side of the camera and we could do whatever I wanted. Push the envelope and test the limits. But in reality, I was already 31 weeks pregnant and I hadn’t even thought much about doing a maternity session. Crazy, right?! I mean, I KNOW how important it is to document your life. I talk about it all the time. And I really and truly believe it. But the actually getting around to doing it, it’s tough.
I’m so lucky that Ala just told me she was coming over and to be ready for her. Because I am so so so thankful that we have these images from before McCarty decided to make her entrance into this world. She may very well be our only child, so the days of round bellies might be behind me. Having these images reminds me of that very brief moment in time when I had rock hard abs and really enjoyed the way I looked in a body con dress. While I felt super bloated and like my face might explode, these images remind me of the absolute miracle of pregnancy. And while my face looks so funny to me, and I hope it never ever looks quite so large again, I am so happy to be able to have these to share with my daughter. I hope she knows how much she was loved, even before she arrived.
So, if you’re on the fence. Or you think that your face looks to weird. Or that you waited too long. Or anything. Stop. You get this one brief moment in time to document the craziest thing that your body will ever do. Hold on to it, it will be over before you know it.
Ala – you are the absolute best and I can never thank you enough for making sure that we did this. It’s so important and I am forever grateful to your beautiful face. Thank you so much darling!