In addition to photographing children-being-children and the connection between parents and their children, maternity photography ranks right up there as my favorite and most inspirational work. There is something so serene and beautiful about being alone with the mother to be, directing her and arranging her to find her (and her belly bump's) most stunning angles, in the most amazing natural light, and pulling out the ultimate beauty that exists in this so important time in her life. Many expectant mothers feel heavy, bloated, and not themselves. I love being able to show them the true beauty that simply radiates from them.
This particular maternity shoot was no exception. Set at expectant parents' home, with just the dog in attendance, we spent nearly two hours finding various light around the house and then finding her best angles in that setting. I doubt there was any way this skinny little mommy-to-be fell big and bloated, but I know she was surprised and elated by the photographs.
Being pregnant is a huge life experience. Whether a good experience or a bad experience it changes who we are and our bodies forever. Why not cherish and celebrate this time of unforgettable memories in photographs?
Maternity photo sessions can be intimate in home shoots or in an outdoor setting in our around Naperville. Please call or e-mail photographer Carrie Cheng to book your maternity session.