Maternity Shoot with Sadaf Murad Photography


I was lucky enough to have one of my closest friends capture some images of me and the belly recently, and we were featured today on 100 Layer Cakelet.

I wanted to share a few of my favorite images here with you – and to tell you that if you’re pregnant, and you’re thinking about doing a maternity shoot, I really think you should go for it. I didn’t with Olive – and the more I think about it, the more I really regret that decision.  Sure, it was because it was my first go around and I was super self conscious. Yes, it was also because I was riddled with acne, PUPPPs, and a general lack of confidence the first time around as well. But I think the biggest factor that prevented me from documenting my first pregnancy was because I was really grappling with the huge change that was before me, and when I looked in the mirror, I felt more nervous than I did proud. I felt more scared than I did beautiful.

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I’ve had a few years to get used to this Motherhood thing now. I’ve found somewhat of a balance and a peace within – of the person I was B.C. (Before Child) that I had to let go of, and the new person I’ve become. And this time around, I feel like I’m in a place in my life where I’m ready to welcome this change without going crazy about what my life spiraling out of control. I’m happy, and I wanted to document that.

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Working with Sadaf was wonderful. I think that because she suggested that we did this shoot in my home, I was able to really feel comfortable and in my element in front of the camera. Thank you so much Sadaf for being there and making me feel so at peace.

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Pregnancy isn’t always comfortable, or only filled with sweet moments. But if you’re able to sit still and enjoy it for even just a second – please do. Because it goes by so fast.

Photos by Sadaf Murad Photography | Leaf Crown by Emblem Flowers 



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