I’m beyond overjoyed to be sharing these photos with all of you! About a month ago, I decided I wanted to take maternity pictures. I think partly because I wanted to remember this time of being pregnant and partly because I’ve come so far in accepting how my new pregnant body looks.
As a plus size woman, I found it difficult to be comfortable taking photos of myself. I believe that a large part of that insecurity is because we don’t see images of plus size pregnant women in the media or hear about them having healthy pregnancies. I feel that most of the time, being Plus Size and pregnant is expressed negatively or worse, not at all.
My goal since I was approximately 25 weeks pregnant, was to try to bring more visibility to plus size pregnancy. That was when I started taking “bump” pictures as often as I could. My journey through learning to love my body again has really given me a new sense of self. I hope that these pictures inspire others to do the same!
For this photo shoot, I’m wearing an absolutely gorgeous teal off-the-Shoulder jersey dress from Boutique By Agnes. She has an Etsy shop with beautiful gowns that can be customized to your color preference, style, and size. I’d highly recommend looking at her page to see the dresses she has to offer because they are amazing!
My photographer was incredible! Holden Moments really captured the nature vibe that I was looking for while being able to bring out my inner beauty. I’m so in love with these pictures and I know that my photographer, Grant, is responsible for how much I love them! If you’re in Central PA, check out his site!
Overall, my experience taking maternity photos was very special. I’d encourage everyone to take maternity photos so that you have the memory forever!