One thing I think is a standard rule about many photographers is that they generally don’t like to be in front of the camera. I definitely fit that description, but when it comes to family photos, I wish I had more with me in them. I also wish I had maternity photos from my daughters’ pregnancies, beyond the belly progress shots that I’ve taken in the bathroom mirror with my iPhone.
This past weekend, my husband and I went to the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is a beautiful hotel, and the first and highest-rated “green” hotel in the country. We first went there the summer we were expecting our first daughter, and we called it our Babymoon. We also went the summer we were expecting our second daughter, and this was our third Babymoon there, so it has become somewhat of a tradition. It was so nice to get away for a weekend, recharge, rest (second daughter is currently getting her two-year molars and has been up anywhere between three and five times a night for going on two weeks now), and just reconnect with each other before we begin the newborn-bliss-sleep-deprivation haze all over again in a matter of weeks. Baby Boy is due on July 15th!
My husband is also a photographer, and he indulged me by doing a maternity session in our room. The light in the room was phenomenal, with most of the outside wall being window. I didn’t really have an outfit that was appropriate for a maternity shoot, so I just wore my old gray nursing tank top and my light white cotton skirt that is actually meant for wearing over swimwear. The photos turned out so pretty thanks to my husband’s talent and direction, and the gorgeous room at the Proximity, so I wanted to share them.
If you are expecting in the Fall or Winter of 2013 and would like more information about a maternity photo shoot, please get in touch with me! After Baby Boy comes, I’ll be on maternity leave until September, but will be back in action later in the Fall.