When to have my maternity shoot? The big question!
I was so sick the first 4-5 months of my pregnancy that I literally put a dent on our couch. All I did was lay there all day long, trying to force myself to eat and count how many minutes before I had to run to the bathroom and pour it all out. I was so miserable. I had envisioned pregnancy to be this beautiful journey, full of smiles and happiness, and while I was so happy to be able to have a child in the near future, I was in pain and nothing seemed to help.
It wasn’t until the 5th month that I started feeling better. I started planning everything I needed for my pregnancy and the aftermath. I truly did go all out. I have been dreaming of the day I get to experience this, and I wasn’t going to let anything take that joy away from me. I also was dead set on building every memory possible.
I researched online and found some good photographers. I requested to see their full portfolios. Majority of them were in Los Angeles and New York. Eventually I decided to go for Lori Dorman Photography, in Glendale, CA. They do an amazing job. The wardrobe was included (they had a walk in closet full of lace and anything you can imagine for the shoot). I did bring my own gown, lingerie and heels but I used some of their robes as well. Not only that, but they also have clothes for your partner. A lot of cool, linen clothes that work great for that kind of setting.
My photographer was Chris and she is AMAZING!!! My new friend 🙂 She’s also a Capricorn (born a day after me hehe). Not that that matters, but it’s an extra plus to me. I decided to do my shoot when I was 30 weeks pregnant. However, to the other pregnant moms, I recommend going a bit earlier than that. I ended up being pretty big for just 30 weeks (I gained 5o lbs the entire pregnancy).
Here’s the full shoot 🙂