The hike all of the way to Hondo, TX for Shay’s Maternity Pictures was completely worth it! I have been so excited to finally share this blog of fellow photographer, Shay’s, maternity session on the river. Talk about an absolute gorgeous location for one of my photographer besties. I absolutely adore that she wanted to take a dip in the river at the end of her session! I can honestly say there may have been a few close calls where I almost fell into the river myself with my camera and all, and by the time the session was complete my jeans were soaking wet! It was completely worth it and I would do it 100x over!
Each and every time I photography a maternity session it makes me so proud of the Momma. I know there are a million and one things going through their mind, and they probably have a to do list that is a mile long..but taking time out of this time in their life to document their pregnancy is truly something they will look back at and appreciate. So many times I find expectant Mothers hesitant to take maternity pictures because they don’t feel their best in their final trimester, or they don’t look like themselves any more. One of my biggest struggles is convincing them prior to their pictures that they really do look more beautiful than ever. One of the best parts about the session is when expectant mothers see their pictures for the first time and are able to see the beauty in themselves, the beauty that I see, that their husbands see, that the world sees. I absolutely love it when a Mom comes into the studio for her Maternity Session Image Reveal and Ordering Consultation and I get to see their eyes light up! I get to see their excitement, and anticipation in waiting for the arrival of their baby. For many Mom’s this is the final step on their to do list before the arrival of their sweet baby. Once this is complete they feel like they are truly ready to meet their baby.