Maternity Pictures… to get them done, or not get them done, that is the question.
If you had of asked me a year ago if I would ever get Maternity Pictures done the answer would have been no. Not because I don’t like the idea of them, I think they are beautiful pictures, but mostly because I didn’t really see a need to spend money on remembering being pregnant and how I looked with a baby bump.
What changed my mind? There were a few factors that contributed to this. One was when it was time to find out the genders of the babies- I wanted a way to “surprise” everyone back home- since we live so far from our friends and family we didn’t want to have a party. I started looking on good ol’ Pinterest for ideas and found the gender reveal pictures and kind of fell in love with them. The other reason was I have learned that I LOVE being pregnant! I don’t know if I really love being pregnant in the heat of the summer with 40 degree days in the prairie heat and sun, but being pregnant in general has just been amazing! I have been happy, I haven’t been sick at all, I have still been able to do things that I love, and I haven’t had any health issues so far- and God willing it will stay that way! Joel says this is a good thing or he wouldn’t be able to handle it!!! Another thing that changed my mind was our photographer- Stacey Gabriel. I had done some work with her through the shop I work at, she has photographed a lot of our brides, she was a customer, and she is just a beautiful person who I knew would be able to capture the vision that I wanted for these pictures, and she did!
Do I regret getting maternity pictures done? Not one bit! In fact I would encourage everyone to get maternity pictures done! Although, if I was ever to do it again I probably wouldn’t make Joel go through it- he hates pictures but was such a good sport and did it for me, and I am so thankful that we have these wonderful family pictures of our growing family, Rosie (our dog) included! Being pregnant is a very special thing, why wouldn’t you want to remember every little detail about your family dynamic changing. It’s a beautiful thing- both Joel and I are so excited about our boys, we are so happy to be having children and getting these pictures done was a way of celebrating this for our family!
There were a lot of pictures taken! I selected a few to share with you all, and I hope you enjoy them and celebrate the coming of our two boys with us! And yes, there will be Newborn pictures of the boys to follow!!!