I remember when I was pregnant thinking that there was absolutely no way I would step foot in front of a camera because I was self-conscious about my looks. My husband insisted we have my best friend Autumn from Autumn Branscome Photography capture maternity photos of us. I could not be more thankful to the two of them for forcing me to capture those memories. I was pleasantly surprised that I loved how I looked in the photographs and now I have photos of that special time in my life to share with my daughter. I almost overlooked photographing one of the most important times in my life! And I know I am not the only momma out there who has (almost) skipped maternity photographs.
A mini session is ideal for maternity photographs for many reasons. First of all you are capturing your family before your new little baby comes into the world. This may be the last time you are a family of two, three or even more. Soon you’ll have a new baby who will be the center of everything including all the photographs for the next few years, ha. I promise you in a few years you’ll treasure the memories your maternity photos bring back… your last few weeks as a dynamic duo or your first-born being an only child.
The next reason is simple: Mini sessions are stress free. I have been there and I know that getting dressed up, putting on makeup and getting photos taken while pregnant can be exhausting but the mini-session makes it easy. The session lasts 20 minutes or so. We’ll capture enough images that you’ll have amazing memories but you will still have energy to grab a bite to eat and stop at BabyRUS after (trust me, you’re going to live there for the next 1.5 years.)
Finally the mini maternity sessions gives us the perfect chance to get to know one another. I WANT to be your baby’s photographer for all of his or her milestones. Once we get to know one another at your mini session you’ll be more at ease knowing that a friendly face is coming to capture your newborn photos, first year milestone and more!
Still not convinced? These gorgeous photos from a recent maternity session should do the trick…