She Almost Canceled... Maternity Photography
And not for the reasons you may think: feeling lousy during the latter part of her pregnancy. Feeling too nervous and just can't see it through. Feeling overwhelmed with getting ready for this bump to become an actual, real, life-sucking pooping machine... No. Her reasoning was very real and I could not give her more of a standing ovation for not only keeping this session, but for rallying and digging into all her female reserves of strength (and we ladies know how deep that runs...especially when it comes to our littles). I won't tell her complete reasoning; that is a story for her to tell. I will just say that sometimes creating life doesn't always go the way you expect it to. I will also tell you that her baby is healthy, strong and a fighter, just like her mama.
So she almost canceled, but she didn't. No matter what, she wanted to not only celebrate this incredible big life inside of her, but also herself. Getting pregnant, carrying a baby, delivering a baby...it happens everyday and multiple times a day all over the world. That's an amazing thing in and of itself. However, it also has this weird side effect of desensitizing the actual and total miracle of one body being able to completely grow another human being in their own body for 9 months, not to mention the ability to actually sustain that human being on a substance from her own body for an entire year (or more) after giving birth to that bump! We take it for granted, but when you really think about it...it's just the most incredible act of kindness...like...you know...ever. That is no small task and that task should be celebrated to its full on maximum level of celebration.
Your celebration may be different from hers. But it was important to her and her family that she not only have a day all for herself (which most women don't get, let alone to-be mamas), capture herself in her beautiful pregnant form and create a memory that will out live her own miracle body.
I am so grateful that you chose me to be a small part of this time in your life. And I'm deeply humbled for it too. Thank You, A.
So, I say thank you to this woman that found a strength in herself I bet she didn't even know she had. Thank you for celebrating such a momentous part of your life with me. You may have been handed a struggle you did not see coming, but the grace, love and courage you have shown only proves what I'm sure you already knew: what a good mama you are. You're so ready for this.
All my mamas out there creating life as we speak: we belly bump you today! March on sisters!Makeover by Aleksandra Ambrozy.