While being pregnant can be a sometimes be a trying and oftentimes uncomfortable experience, there are moments when being pregnant feels so magical and thrilling that we never want it to end. It is a period of mixed emotions including joy, anxiousness, excitement, love, and longing. The feeling of carrying a little soul within you is magnificent. An expectant mother feels blessed because she knows that God trusted a her to grow a precious life inside of her. As the baby moves around in the womb, the mother wonders what he or she will be like. She longs for the day that her bundle of joy is finally in her arms. One thing she always knows for sure is that this baby will be loved unconditionally.
Anne Buchanan describes it well: “To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”
I have experienced this miracle myself a total of 5 times. I wake up everyday knowing just how blessed I am to have my five children. Because of this, it brings me joy to capture the beauty of other expectant mothers who are glowing and growing with the miracle of life inside them.
Taylor is a former client of mine who was expecting her first child. I am so glad that I was able to capture the beginning of her journey as a mother. Below are some portaits from her session.