So, I decided to write about this because people sometimes ask me for advice. Usually related to party and wedding planning but now most of the time it is baby related.
I never thought I would write about this topic because honestly, I never thought I would take the stance that I do on the issue at hand.
To shoot or not to shoot?
No, I am NOT speaking of anything involving the shooting range.
A wonderful friend of mine who happens to be a photographer insisted on "shooting" me.
Throughout my pregnancy she kept saying "I want to get some belly shots!"
And every time she would say that I would cringe and say "No belly shots".
All I could picture...well, you don't want to know what I would picture.
To each his own, but I did not want the naked belly "sexy" pics.
No. thank you. sir.
After much convincing I finally said yes but on one condition.
That my handsome husband had to be a part of it and NO naked belly photos.
If you saw me while pregnant you know I was all belly and I was HUGE!
That's cool and all.
I'm so proud of my belly that I rocked and I even love my body every day for it what it gave me a beautiful little girl.
But the fact is, I am simply not photogenic.
However, my husband absolutely is. JERK!
Seriously though, I do not photograph well especially with my big cheeks and swollen face.
I also happened to have been severely swollen the last 4 months of my pregnancy from the knees down.
Sounds glamourous, right? NOT!
Anyhow, I am so happy that my photographer friend convinced me to do the "shoot".
I love love love these photos and somehow she even managed to make a swollen blimp look pretty good.
I'm not sure if she used photoshop on me and I don't want to know. HAHA!
All I know is that she is genius.
I am so glad that I have these.
They mean so much I think because to me they represent the turning of a page.
Our last photo shoot before we became three.
Aw, it makes my eyes water just typing this.
We had a great time doing this even though I was very uncomfortable walking around our neighborhood taking the photos due to swelling, heat, and bugs but that's ok. So worth it.
These were taken 6 days before we met our little girl!
Can you tell I thought I was having a boy, I was even wearing blue.
So funny to me now, since we now have a precious baby girl.
So, plain and simple.
Yes, do the shoot.
Make sure you do.
I think the images are priceless and I'm so glad I gave in.
I was not paid for this endorsement but here's my wonderful friend's website. I love her work and I hope you do too.
Bette Walker Photography
FYI: she also "shot"our precious pups for us several years ago.