The days seem to be passing by both slowly and all at once. In an age where we can take a million selfies in a day without care, it is becoming clearer to me how much we need to bask in special moments. It would be an even greater bonus to capture them in the most perfect way such as this maternity shoot I had with Zion.
For this shoot, I wanted photos I can treasure for life. This is one phase of my life where I feel that I am at my strongest. Being a mom may seem like a walk in the park to some. But as I have learned, the experience of motherhood is an ever-growing, ever-changing time. There is a lot happening, especially during pregnancy. When you realize how there is a whole new life within you, waiting to be nurtured, it shines and manifests in the abundant love you have for your family. This is the best kind of pregnancy glow there is.
I wanted so much to have photos with Zion and of my growing belly that I can hang at home. Therefore, this was a job again entrusted to Andrea Beldua. She has always been present and captured the most important moments in our lives. There is nothing quite like the bond between a mother and her children, and I hope that is seen in these snaps from my maternity shoot.
By the time I look back on these photos, I will have a little baby in my arms, and will probably have to endure those sleepless nights and exhausting first few days of new parenthood. But I want to remember these exact moments, this happiness, this strength I am feeling from within. I feel that I am going to burst with so much joy and love. This is contentment.