“Mother Goddess: When I doubt, show me strength; when I am wrong, show me the right path; light the crossroads before me, that I may see the way. Mother Goddess, bless my journeys, through dark and dawn, day and dusk.”
“In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess.” ~N.K. Jemison
Earlier this year, I had the joy of taking this beautiful bride‘s post-wedding bridals (and groomals) session. At the time, she had just recently learned that she was pregnant. And we immediately started thinking about a fabulous maternity session for her!
While maternity sessions are admittedly not my personal specialty, I was very eager to try this project!
We decided to do a little bit of a Maternity Glam session — combining the serenity of a maternity photo session with a little bit more modeling glamour and even a theme.
She loved the idea of a Mother Goddess. We crowned her with florals and wrapped her in soft green, as though the earth itself were protecting her and her child.
We chose to do the entire session in a garden, surrounded with green and flowers.
And, as a great personal touch, she had a huge henna tattoo painted on her pregnant belly. She is a belly dancer herself, and immediately knew that she wanted to include a henna tattoo for her session, to draw attention and focus to the growing life inside her.
We wanted a natural yet ethereal look.
And we are so excited to show her husband — the future proud papa — the beauty of his graceful wife in her expectancy!
Every woman should have the chance to feel beautiful in her own skin! Whether as a bride, a mother, or just a woman. We love capturing the beauty of these precious moments in life. Visit our website and book your own personal photo session today!