Expecting a Surprise {Sneak Peek} | Virginia Beach Maternity Photographer

This beautiful momma-to-be and I met a couple years ago when I joined a Bunko group.  If you don't know what that is, it's kind of like a poker night for women. :)  It involves a dice game, lots of chatting, and sometimes wine!  Anyway, I was thrilled when she announced that she and her husband were expecting and even more excited for them when they decided NOT to find out what gender this baby is!  It is one of the few surprises left in life - and I loved not knowing the gender of my first baby!

However, I admit that I was a bit disappointed when she booked only a newborn session with me, stating something to the effect of  "I'm not cute like those other pregnant ladies you've photographed." Yes, I had to set her straight. EVERY pregnant woman feels a little......how shall I put this delicately.....huge. Ahem.  Sorry, but it's the truth.  I've been there twice.  I know.  But what you don't realize is that the old saying that pregnant women "glow" really is a fact!  And every pregnant woman is beautiful, no matter how big or small their belly is or what the scale says and my goal is to show them just that.

So, after a bit of coercion persuading by myself and some friends, she agreed to allow me to capture her baby bump.  And I'm so happy she did!  Isn't she gorgeous?!

One of my favorite things to do is really capture the "feeling" of being pregnant.  I remember looking down at my belly and thinking, "WOW!  When did it get that big?  And can it get any BIGGER?"  So when I came across this idea, I knew I had to try it out.