You know what is sad about the internet? The fact that there are so many horrible and cringe worthy maternity sessions everywhere you look. Ones where men are mimicking a session with their beer gut, ones where women are totally naked doing the most absurd things and gestures that would never be okay to do in "real life".
There are photos out there where the COUPLE is naked with each other, embracing the pregnant belly.......yeahhhh. If you're into that, that is WEIRD, and I am definitely not into that. And I know for a fact so many other people are not okay with that either, which is why I get so many women who tell me, "maternity sessions are so horrible"... "maternity sessions make me cringe"... "I will NEVER do a maternity session"......
This seriously makes me so. so. sad.
I know you all realize that pregnancy is such a miracle and a beautiful thing. But give me a second just to say a few words..
(I mean come on, I keep it short on these blog posts.. I deserve a good little rant!).
Pregnancy makes us women who we ARE. The fact that we are able to create and sustain lives in our own human frame makes us a woman, and embracing our womanhood is so magical and important. We were given this gift to bring life into this world and we should celebrate that daily!
The months will come and go and that beautiful little pregnant belly of yours will be gone before you know it and a rambunctious three year old that you can't even keep up with will replace it. Choose to remember this time in your life. The stillness and the growth. The pain and the joy. The sickness and the hot flashes. Choose to remember all of it because at the end of the day, there is a tiny little human inside of you that can't wait to meet the woman who he/she hears every single day from inside that pregnant belly of yours. That tiny little human someday will look back at these pictures of you in that state and will thank you for the life you have given them.
Maternity sessions can be a beautiful thing.. if you let them be.