Everywhere I go I see babies & pregnant ladies… they are everywhere!!! Has it always been this way? Or I am just noticing this more as I anticipate the birth of my own child. It still seems light years away but March is quite literally around the corner. Yikes! What have I gotten myself into? Clearly people do this every day, so why am I so nervous?
It’s my job to capture families & provide them with a glimpse of the priceless moments that happen from day to day. I cherish my job & I cherish the beautiful families I work with. I am comfortable with newborns & little kids adore me! You wouldn’t think I’d have much to be nervous about since I am surrounded by children most every day. However in a very short time, I’ll come home with a newborn… my very own & one I can’t give back at the end of a shoot! It’s hard to imagine exactly what it will be like before it happens… and now I finally understand exactly how my clients are feeling when they tell me their concerns just before they welcome a child into the world. And I completely understand the desire to ditch the pregnant belly & easily bend to slip on my socks & shoes once again!
I’ve always been sympathetic to my clients, especially all of my ladies. We just want to feel beautiful & comfortable in our photos. And while I’ve always thought pregnant women are beautiful- it’s a little different being one!! Now I truly understand how hard it can be to take photos when your body is COMPLETELY different than it once was. I still think pregnant women are beautiful & precious but I won’t pretend that I’ve enjoyed watching my body change shape. It’s difficult & exhausting!
Since you all allow me to photograph your lives, I thought it was only fair to put myself out there. I took some self portraits of my growing belly last month. And just a couple of weeks ago I forced Scott to take a few photos with me- I just used the line ‘it’s for our daughter’ & that did the trick. I imagine this won’t be the last time I use that line 🙂 A big thanks to fellow photographer & friend Kelley Walker Chance for capturing this special time in our lives.
And for those wondering about Scott’s health & current prognosis, we still take each day at a time. Some days are better than others but I think we are past our worst days (here’s to hoping!!) We will start another round of treatment later this year to combat the Babesia (another tick-borne infection similar to malaria). First things first: Baby Time!