I had no idea I’d be so emotional at my little sister’s Boca Raton maternity photo shoot. She’s pregnant with her first child, a baby boy, due at the end of February 2017. My first clue should have been when I started sniffling as we passed another couple taking their own maternity photos in front of a giant banyan tree. I guess Spanish River Beach/Park is the place to take photos of your pregnant belly? Who knows, but cue the waterworks!
It’s been awhile since I faced the decision of whether or not to take maternity photos. I lived in NYC at the time, it was the middle of winter and I just couldn’t visualize what I would do with said photos once I had my baby. Wouldn’t pictures of my kid take priority on my home’s photo wall?
The answer is, of course, yes, but there’s something really special about having a visual record of your changing body. Being pregnant, whether you feel good or bad, is a memory you’ll want to cherish. I’m really glad I took the few photos (cozy inside my warm apartment, ha ha) that I did!
Sweet Memories Photography shot my sister at sunset earlier this month and the pictures just turned out beautifully. Naomi Phelps, the company’s founder, is a joy to work with.
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