Bearing witness to my friends and clients become parents makes me really emotional. All the feelings – all of them. I can remember those months before Jones arrived so vividly. All the questions I asked other parents, the nesting and preparing and just the general anticipation. Becoming a parent is definitely a transformative experience. It gives me such JOY watching others experience it.
While pregnancy is a sacred time, it’s very common for many expecting moms to shy away from having their photographs taken during these months. I totally get it. Your body doesn’t feel like your own (because it isn’t!), you have extra weight that you’re not used to (it’s normal!) and your stretching in more physical and emotional ways you could’ve anticipated (it’s exhausting!). However, I have one request. That you entertain the plea of this professional photographer and GET MATERNITY PHOTOS TAKEN! You won’t regret it. I promise.
Need more convincing? Just scroll down and view this stunning Laguna Beach Maternity session featuring Evelyn and Thanh.
Laguna Beach Maternity Session
To say I was thrilled when I found out my dear friend, who happens to be the brains and talent behind Serene Beauty, was pregnant is an understatement (side note: If you’re looking for a beauty stylist – you must check out Evelyn’s new website! I’m obsessed with the microblading she did for my brows!).
When Evelyn asked me to shoot maternity photos of her and Thanh, I was so touched. These happened to be the first professional photos Evelyn and Thanh have taken as a couple – so they wanted the session to feel extra special.
Laguna Beach provided a flawless backdrop, but in reality, the love that Evelyn and Thanh share – along with her precious baby bump – was all that was needed to make these photo special. That off the shoulder dress, floral crown and stunning hair and makeup was just the cherry on top. :)
There is so much happiness and love ahead for you, Evelyn and Thanh! I can’t wait to meet your little one!