I have gained a whopping 14kg till date for this second pregnancy and it’s time for a maternity photo shoot. I feel very self-conscious and embarrassed about how I look. But I am going to push on and trust that my photographer will make me look awesome, like how she did for my first maternity.
I feel like a ugly fat whale that’s clumsy and unattractive. I didn’t feel radiant or glowing. Instead, I feel swollen, ginormous, tired and utterly uncomfortable. Yes, I am still putting out nice photos of myself but those are nothing like what I feel and look like on a day to day basis.
Pregnancy may be one of the most precious, special and meaningful times of our lives, one that goes by in a flash, but that doesn’t mean that during those 9 months, things are going to be rosy.
We’re not planning on having more children. This baby will be the last. Daniel will have him and he will have Daniel and they will live happily ever after as brothers, and us as a family of four.
Something I learnt from my first pregnancy was that I needed to take A LOT of photos. Ugly as they may be. Fat as I may look.
People say pregnancy is a fleeting stage in our lives and it really is. All I have are the maternity photo shoot and baby bump shots I took. I wish I had more. As time passes, the memories of me walking around with the little people growing inside of me will fade, the memories of the pains and aches will fade.
Photos have the power to trigger feelings, memories and emotions. They help me remember.
And with that, here’s sharing some shots of how my good friend, Era has beautifully, yet again, captured my big belly and how this second pregnancy is going to change our lives, all over again.
Soaked in Milk
Era’s always one who wants to try new things and she had this idea of having me soak in a bathtub filled with milk and floating flowers.
She had a bath tub outdoors and we put in water and some milk and then came the flowers. The photo is beautiful!
Nude Shots, because YOLO.
We also did quite a bit of nude shots with her which, for obvious reasons, I won’t be sharing here. Those turned out even better than these! We were inspired by Jessica Cambensy and Andy On’s maternity shots and did some black and whites of our own too with Cottony Photography.
Era made me feel completely comfortable even though I was like completely naked!! But thank you Era!! Now when I am old, I can look back at what I was when I was young and pregnant! :P
This maternity photo shoot package is $550 for 10 soft copy edited photos. Check out the maternity photo shoot package here. All props you see are provided by her!
Read also: Other family photo shoots that we’ve done
- My first maternity shoot (pregnant with Daniel)
- Daniel 7 days old newborn shoot
- Daniel 1 year old baby cake smash shoot
- Family photo shoot with Daniel (1 year old)
- My second maternity shoot (pregnant with Nathen)
- Nathen 7 days old newborn shoot
- Nathen 1 month old shoot with props!
- Need ideas for your kid’s photo shoot idea? Check these ideas out!