At the end of July, I was lucky enough to have a maternity photo shoot done by the uber-talented Bridgett J Photography. I was about 33 1/2 weeks along at the time. I'd never done a maternity shoot before, but I figured since this is my last pregnancy and I've spent 4 years of my 9 year marriage ginormous with child, it couldn't hurt to document it. After all, did I really want my only proof of pregnancy to be badly taken belly shots I'd taken in the dirty bathroom mirror? exactly. Warning: there will be a lot of pictures, all of which are of me...just me. It's a little hard not to feel like I'm being vain and self-centered while looking at this post, but I wanted to make sure I got these pictures on here because, after all, that is why I had them taken in the first place. I want my daughters to know what their mom looked like pregnant, what they'll most likely look like pregnant. I want to help me remember that pregnancy can be beautiful, even though it most definitely doesn't feel beautiful. In fact, it feels a lot more like a beached whale. But sometimes, given a decently flattering outfit, some great lighting, and a talented photographer...the amazing-ness of pregnancy can be a beautiful thing. Without further ado...
Love this picture! Definitely one of my favorite shots from the shoot.
...aaaand this would be my other favorite picture from the shoot. I just love how this angle turned out!
...and of course, the picture reminding us what exactly that huge big belly is all about :)