CAPTURING my growing bump in all of its glory is something I’ve always wanted to do in this pregnancy.
I had a maternity shoot when I was pregnant with Elsie and second time around, I knew I wanted to have some special photographs taken again to remind me of this incredibly happy time. Particularly as this pregnancy has gone by so quickly!
Being pregnant again for the second time has been quite an eye opener. Unlike my first pregnancy, this time around I’ve had very little time to even think about being pregnant as I’ve been so busy working, looking after Elsie and getting on with life and so I wanted to do something to record it.
It’s just so different with your second!
People don’t ask how you are as much, little attention is given and time – as I keep saying – has gone and is continuing to go super fast. So a bump shoot just seemed the best way to capture this pregnancy (which I didn’t think would ever happen) and also, more importantly, to celebrate it for myself.
I teamed up with a good friend of mine, the very lovely and talented Helen from Masque Photography to take the photos and we decided to do something a little different, inspired by the current photography concept to take America by storm – the milk bath shoot.
The shoot itself, which we only did last week, was great fun. I had my hair and make up professionally done (a must for a proper shoot and also such a treat!) and we hired out a hotel room for the afternoon to make use of a lovely roll top bath.
And as for the photographs? Well here, some of them, are!
I think it’s safe to say that I absolutely love them!
They’re everything I hoped for and more and I just know that one day, when I’m an old lady, I will look back at these photos with tears in my eyes as I remember what has turned out to be one of the happiest times of my adult life.
Although how on earth, I’ll pick a favourite or two to have printed and framed, I just don’t know!
Besides the milk bath shoot, we also managed to grab a few other different type of shots which I’ll share soon too in future pregnancy updates.
Huge thanks to Helen for taking such wonderful photographs of me and my precious baby bump! If you are thinking of having a maternity shoot yourself, I cannot recommend Helen or the experience, highly enough.
Carrying a child is a privilege and an honour and if that doesn’t deserve celebrating with some stunning photos, well I honestly don’t know what does. What say you?…
Want To Know More?
To find out more about a milk bath maternity or newborn shoot with Masque Photography, here’s some more information from Helen herself about what’s on offer and what’s involved.