Friday, 29 December 2017

Mother Nature Maternity Shoot

Oh Hai!

I'm writing this post at 39 weeks pregnant, sat in giant pants and old t-shirt and bouncing on a birthing ball. I bet even Beyonce wasn't as glamorous as this when she was 'in the family way', eh?

I have been wanting to share these photos for a few months now but haven't really known where or when would be best. 

Since I'm fast approaching the end of my pregnancy journey, I decided now would be perfect. 

Back in Autumn I asked Linda Blacker if I could hire her amazing photography services to create a maternity shoot with a difference. I'd spent a lot of time trawling through pinterest and seeing beautiful women in fields with golden light, gorgeous silhouettes in black and white and men with their hands protectively holding bumps with care. I love all of these but I really wanted something a bit more magical. 

If there's one woman who can do magical photoshoots, it's Linda Blacker. If you click here, you can see more of her amazing work. Go to her with half an idea and she'll make you something dazzling I promise. 

So, we decided on a Mother Nature theme. 

Mother Nature is amazing. She is powerful, she brings life, she nurtures it, she loves it. I wanted something that really bought out the power that pregnancy brings. We focus a lot on love and gentle tenderness but there's a lot more to making a baby. Your body is going absolutely crazy building, designing, growing - that's very powerful in my book. 

I wanted to include Darcy in the shoot for obvious reasons. My two babies. One daughter waiting for the other. Mother Nature's little fairy, patiently standing by her side. 

The shoot was held at my house, in my garden with smoke bomb magic added after Darcy, bump and I were far away! 

It was really special to do something a bit different and have these magical images of the three of us to cherish. Do you like them?



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