40 weeks…… Seems like an eternity when pregnant. Seeing how the human body can create and grow the most amazing gifts from above is priceless.
I wish I could turn back time and get myself together to capture my maternity self, when I simply could put my hand on my round belly and feel that movement of this amazing life inside me. I remember how each kick was an incredible moment even when jabbing my ribs. Wish I captured how my body took shape, even though I felt huge, to grow a little one. I remember as the countdown to 40 weeks got closer to meeting him/her, my excitement for the moment to meet this little one and hold him/her in my arms and look into his/her eyes, was truly not describable. Pregnancy is truly something downright life changing in so many ways and emotional. So I feel capturing this time will always bring you back to those moments, even when your child is grown, as no how much they grow they will always be your baby – right!?! Photography not only freezes a moment in still, it elicits emotions.
This is why I feel maternity sessions are truly a must do for an expecting mom! It’s an amazing and beautiful time and I love capturing maternity sessions in the Chicago area.
So this mom to be is just six weeks away from meeting her sweet baby girl and I am so glad we booked a session as the conversation started out that she wasn’t sure if she should do maternity pictures. I promised her it would not be a long session and we would keep them simple. Since the baby is due in February, she said I wouldn’t mind a snow picture and what do you know? It started to snow as I drove to meet her. And we got her simple maternity pictures and outdoor snow pictures. It was just meant to be and I can’t wait to get her text that the baby is here and schedule her newborn session!