This past week, we shot our first maternity shoot. It was the perfect timing, being 7 months pregnant….I was still feeling good and wasn’t at the point where I was looking puffy and swollen! Being that my husband is an awesome photographer…he is surronded by fellow awesome photographers – and we picked the right one to capture the mood and moments that will last long after the baby comes. April Keogh, a NYC based photographer, was who we chose to do the shoot. Knowing April personally, I knew she would make me feel and look beautiful. April and I discussed what type of shots we wanted and we knew that we wanted to not only capture the maternal vibe…but also some sexy maternal shots! I pushed back on this when April suggested it – but with some coaxing – I agreed…and I loved it!!
In order to pull off the shots – I needed my glam squad…Karen Baez has done my hair for all my special moments and this was no different. I also had to call in my guy Tray, to come hook up my face..I wanted to be flawless, so I needed all hands on deck!
Being pregnant can often make you feel uncomfortable, fat, and even at times – ugly. Throughout my journey, I have to constantly remind myself to love me as I am…cause what I’m creating is a beautiful thing. I encourage other mommies and soon to be mommies…embrace the beauty of the pregnancy journey and find the right person who can capture this amazing moment in your life. You will not regret it!
Below are some of my favorite shots by April Keogh. We had four different set ups…One was our sexy mama set up in my bedroom. Another was a more casual feel showing me connecting to my soon to be newborn thru various elements. The third was a glam look that included my husband. All three looks were shot in my bedroom at home. The fourth look took us back to a special place…the beach. It was the same location where my husband and I got married.
Check out more of April’s work at April Belle Photos.