What to Expect from a Maternity Photo Shoot
It’s difficult to put into words exactly how you feel about your baby bump.
Looking back at your younger self—a rebellious feminist, leading passionate school protests, or a nerdy valedictorian always scoring straight As—you think of your unique journey to motherhood, and all the wonderful, unanticipated experiences that brought you here.
You reflect on your strength and versatility, on your courage and openness to life. And despite having a way with words, you’re overwhelmed into silence the moment you feel a small kick in your swollen belly—a kick reminding you of your greatest achievement, the ability to carry and deliver a beautiful living being.
To New Beginnings
As a professional maternity photographer NJ, I come across a number of mommies-to-be who are nervous about their photo shoot simply because of the physical transformation that comes with their pregnancy (which, by the way, includes that gorgeous luminous glow all women look for in beauty creams).
Fortunately, however, that’s kind of the whole point of a maternity photo shoot—to empower you as a mother, and take pride in your womanhood.
And it all depends on letting your guard down and allowing yourself to live in the moment.
Here are some of the things you can definitely expect:
- Getting a Complete Makeover
Your maternity photographs are not much different from your wedding photographs—they celebrate a special milestone in your life! So, it’s only fitting to pick a special outfit that marks the occasion.
Choose a dress that’s comfortable and figure-flattering, playing with a theme or aesthetic that makes you feel confident and enhances your natural beauty.
- Visiting a Gorgeous Location
Part of the magic of stunning maternity photographs (or photographs in general), is picking a background that adds to the story and complements the subject.
From ranches and forests to landmarks and lavender fields—you can expect to be surrounded by the beauties of Mother Nature, very much in keeping with the theme of life.
- Growing Closer to Your Baby (and Partner)
Pictures definitely speak louder than words. And in the process of creating a picture that captures your unique journey, you’re likely to experience some profound epiphanies that make you humbled and grateful to be bestowed with the gift of motherhood.
As you place your hand over your pregnant belly, merging seamlessly with the colors of the forest behind you, you can realize, within seconds, how beautiful it is to be alive—to be an agent of change, to be capable of giving and receiving unconditional love.
I’m Shoshi Sharabi, a professional maternity photographer NJ. I love to tell stories through my photos, and get to know each client before planning their session.
Contact me today and let’s tell your story together!