I owe an apology to our youngest son. Not yet, but in a few years (he's only 2 years old currently). I opted out of a maternity session while I was pregnant with him. I'm sure he'll forgive me, but I still have my own regrets. Our oldest two? I have beautiful, professional images from both of their pregnancies to show them of their beaming, radiant, young momma as I so eagerly awaited their arrivals.

Expecting our 1st daughter, 2009

Expecting our 1st son, 2012

Minutes after we welcomed our 3rd, 2018

But not for our youngest and final babe. I reasoned myself out of it. I had gained almost 50lbs, everything ached, my face puffed up, and I just didn't feel like displaying all that in photos forever. That's often how our mind works, though, isn't it. Focused on the here and now only instead of down the road. Which is exactly why now, I so wish I had even just one beautiful photo to remember my very last pregnancy. And exactly why I want to encourage you, mama, to take the maternity photos! Even if you don't feel your best right now, even if its your 3rd baby or your 10th, one day, you will absolutely treasure the memories of this precious, fleeting window of time your motherhood journey.

As an incentive to help you avoid my own regrets, for any Newborn or First Year Collection booked in March, I am offering a complimentary Maternity mini-session. This includes full family outfit planning, access to my client wardrobe, a 20 minute session, online viewing gallery, and 7 high-res images to download. I truly want to give you ALL the reasons to take the maternity photos! So let's chat more and get your Newborn or First Year Collection on my calendar!

Husband kisses pregnant wife at their maternity session at Arrington Vineyards