Maternity photographer Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire.
Two and a half years ago I was pregnant with my baby girl. I was huge and felt like a whale most days. I had gained 15 kg thanks to a huge amount of hot chocolate with bagels. I was rolling down from the bed or the sofa, couldn’t stand up properly at all in the last weeks. When I think about that times, its just makes me smile now, but it wasn’t all bad. In fact, this is me 34 weeks pregnant. I felt good inside, I felt peace and balance. I cant really explain it.
I truly believe that there are times in our lives we should document regardless of how we feel about our bodies. Pregnancy is by far one of those precious times. Hormones running a muck, growing waistlines, an otherwise bizarre body shape, and an insecure body image amidst the changes which are our excuses for avoiding cameras during pregnancy are the very reasons we need to get in front of cameras. Maternity photos are not just about a bump. They are not something we do just for our children to look back on. They are a way for us to celebrate the baby we’re about to meet, to celebrate our current partner or family, and to celebrate the strength of our bodies. That baby bump is beautiful. As women, we need to take back our bodies and take back celebrating what we are capable of. Think of all the things going on inside that space in your body. You’ve grown a brand new organ and a person! This is a miracle, every time I look at my daughter, I still cant believe that she was inside me, and how is that even possible that she is just so perfect. I am so glad I documented my pregnancy from the beginning. I can show this to her when she will be bigger, every stretch mark and extra pounds wort all this we going through during this 9 months.
To stepping in front of the camera can be difficult, but then, when you see the beautiful photos we created, you will see that what you criticize in the mirror isn’t so bad after all.
Forget the extra pounds, and the swelling… you will want to remember this moment of celebration in your life! I am more than happy to walk you through the maternity session. You can tell me what kind of images you like, what props and accessories you would like to use and we can create the perfect session for you.
Look forward to hearing from you
Maternity photographer Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire