The days before and after your baby arrives are so special. Throughout your pregnancy you prepare for the things they need, you question who they’ll look like, and you dream about their future. While you’re going through it, those nine+ months will feel like an eternity. But I can promise you this, on the other side of it you’ll realize just how quickly it went by. Please don’t let this time pass you by without scheduling a maternity session.
I don’t say this because I am a Houston maternity and newborn photographer. I say this because I am a Mom too. I’ve done this three times and with each pregnancy, I longed to hold onto it just a little bit longer. And though it’s different and I cannot physically be pregnant with those same babies, the maternity photos I took take me back to those feelings, and that Mama, is priceless.
When I feel like being nostalgic (because we all do that on their birthday, right?) I love to place a maternity and newborn photo side by side. Seeing that before and after with just weeks in between, always amazes me.
Baby Sophia: Before and After
This beautiful mama, Erin, knew she wanted a maternity and newborn session to remember this season of life and to one day share with her baby girl. We photographed both sessions in my studio in The Heights, and Erin looked absolutely stunning. She chose several different looks for her studio maternity session and then a beautiful blue floral dress that coordinated well for the newborn session.
The photo on the right of Sophia is one of my favorite newborn photos to take. During a newborn session, I let baby take the lead with posing. Not only do they tend to look more comfortable, but it’s also likely how they were in utero and that’s a beautiful image to have.