Happy August! It’s so hard to believe that fall is already around the corner. I haven’t been able to do a lot of my typical summer favorites this year, but that is more than ok. One thing I have been able to enjoy (a little) are sunsets. The Seattle area has some amazing sunsets, and although I’ve mostly caught glimpses from my window, they still make me smile every time. There’s something about those deep sultry colors, which is exactly why we chose to do a sunset maternity photo shoot.
Sunset Maternity Photo Shoot
Little did we know that the weekend we did the shoot was really the last “normal” weekend we would have. The next weekend we were getting ready to go into the hospital, and because I was induced I had some time to reflect on the sun setting on one chapter of my life and rising on another.
The location of this maternity photo shoot represents that former chapter of our lives. Lincoln Park is a beachfront spot in West Seattle, where we spent the first 4 years of our marriage. We often walked that beach, in awe of the colors against the water, and discussing dreams and plans yet to come.
It was perfectly fitting that we chose Lincoln Park for our maternity photo shoot; the closing of one chapter and beginning of a new one… this one with dreams fulfilled.
When I look back on that evening it makes me smile. I was a bundle of nerves and excitement, and with a new distinct waddle when I walked. Now that I know the face and personality of the little one that was inside me, it’s even more fun to look back on my pregnancy.
This is exactly why I love pictures. They capture a moment in time and help bring it to the forefront of your mind. The colors, smells, feelings, and thoughts all come flooding back. If you’re able to have the eye of a creative capturing that moment…even better! :).
I don’t know what the future holds, and this could have been the only time I will ever have gotten pregnant. It was a miracle in itself and I want to enjoy that fact for years to come.
But whether it’s your first or your tenth pregnancy, I encourage you to consider a maternity shoot. It feels a little silly sometimes posing when you feel like a whale but I promise they will be pictures you will cherish because they capture a truly unique time.
Sunset or not :).