Of course it's in my best interest to tell you, the expectant mother, that you need a maternity shoot.
But the reason is much bigger than capturing great pictures.
Expectant mothers, especially those expecting their first child, endure an unique journey. Not only do they have a glow, but there's great excitement in having new life growing inside of them.
There's so much hope. So many dreams.
None of that can be captured once the baby arrives.
This is why professional photography is so important, for you want to capture moments like that before they go away - moments that Keren nearly missed.
Keren, who is a few away from giving birth, didn't want maternity pictures at first. But her friends told her she would regret not doing them.
Our mini session in St. Petersburg validated that.
This shoot came together with one look of the dress.
We had a completely different concept planned, but after seeing the dress, which she never wore before, I immediately thought of African royalty.
Then I thought of Black Panther. And yes, I also thought of Black History Month.
Talk about perfect timing for this shoot.