Not sure if you want to add on a maternity photography session? I get it. The craziness of pregnancy can feel overwhelming. And maybe you’re just not someone who loves being pregnant (*ahem this was me..and turns out this is totally common*)
But before you go and write off maternity photos altogether, here me out first.
This pregnancy will be over before you know it
Okay, so when I was pregnant with my twins I HATED this cliche. Because it absolutely didn’t feel like it was going to be “over before I knew it.” It very much felt like “this is taking too f*cking long and I’m miserable and I’d love for it to be over now, thanks.” But, looking back now, it was true.
Now I get why everyone says it. My boys are three years old and just started preschool (cue all the tears). And for the record, being pregnant with them feels like a lifetime ago.
But, Molly, I’m sick and miserable and in absolutely no mood to document any of this…
Don’t feel particularly beautiful these days? I hear you. Some people ease into pregnancy and have that glow. But some of us don’t. Sometimes it’s a difficult transition. Sometimes watching our bodies change during pregnancy is hard and uncomfortable. The idea of taking photos if you feel like this may seem unnecessary and overwhelming. Sound like you? If it does…hi friend, this was me, too.
I was the person who couldn’t wrap my head around taking maternity photos. Most days I was just trying to keep food down; I was sick and miserable and in absolutely no mood to document any of it. Finding a location, going shopping, buying clothes that looked halfway decent and would photograph well…nope, no thanks.
*SPOILER ALERT: my personal experience is the reason I began offering a full-service experience for my families. The mental load of all the *other* things that come along with booking photos is a barrier for SO many of us- and it shouldn’t be. We all deserve to have beautiful photographs with our families and our most meaningful milestones documented.
Re-read that. You’re growing a human! Your body is currently creating the next generation of your family. I hope you feel empowered and strong and know just how much of a badass you are. But if you don’t (because #pregnancy) having these photos to look back at will remind you. Because the days are going to pass. Baby is going to arrive (!!!) and your pregnancy is going to be a thing of the past.
And I’m willing to bet, once baby arrives, you’re going to be in awe of everything your body has done. And the maternity photos you thought were unnecessary and overwhelming will be the greatest gift you could give yourself.
If you’re in the Boston area (or not…I also travel!) and are considering maternity portraits, I’d be honored to be part of your journey. Important note: we make taking photos easy, fun and, dare I say, stress-free 😉
…interested in working together for your maternity and/or newborn portraits?
If you’re searching for Boston Maternity Photographer who specializes in soft, simplistic portraits filled with connection, we may be a good fit. From a curated wardrobe and light-filled studio space to custom heirloom artwork design, we offer a truly full-service portrait experience for busy Boston moms and their modern families.
I’m currently booking Fall 2023/Winter 2024 sessions: click here to get in touch!
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Molly Katherine is a newborn photographer serving families in Boston and MetroWest MA. Molly provides a full-service experience ideal for busy Boston moms and their modern families. With a curated wardrobe, light-filled studio space and custom heirloom artwork design, Molly serves her clients well every step of the way. If you are drawn to simplistic, connection-filled images and are searching for a Boston maternity or newborn photographer, we may be a great fit.
I’d love to connect and share more about my process with you! To reserve your 2023 maternity or newborn portraits, please visit Molly Katherine Photography or reach out directly to email@example.com.
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Molly serves Greater Boston, Middlesex and Worcester counties including: Brookline | Belmont | Natick | Needham | Weston | Wellesley | Sherborn | Hopkinton | Westborough | Grafton and beyond