“Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.” – Harriette Hartigan
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. – Psalm 139:13
To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings. ~Anne Christian Buchanan and Debra K. Kingsporn I have never felt more alive and loved my body as much as I did when I was pregnant. It’s an unexplainable feeling that bursts through your pores. I think this beautiful couple can relate. I loved every minute of their maternity session. Their love, connection, and laughter was infectious. I can’t wait to meet your little prince!
I love maternity photography sessions period, but add the beach as a background and a mommy-to-be willing to go in the water and I’m in heaven. There is a feeling of being connected to nature when you are surrounded by sand and water that has no comparison. I loved every minute of this maternity session.
This is another common question I get because most moms wait to have their baby before booking a newborn session. But, just like you would book a wedding photographer way ahead of time, it is a good idea to book your newborn photographer while you are still pregnant. Now, there are many different styles of newborn photography and other photographers might not mind the age of the baby, so you would need to know your style preference and what best fits your family. Our style at The Crunchy Nest is simple and we try to stay away from the overuse of props because we prefer a more organic look; however,… Keep Reading
On this throw-back-thursday I wanted to show you this beautiful maternity session in Miami. A couple absolutely in love and comfortable with each other and in front of our cameras. Love our clients!
Often clients want to know what to wear to their maternity photography session so I wrote this post in an effort to help the process. Here are some things to consider when picking your outfit: 1. What is your style? Your maternity session should be a reflection of you, just a pregnant you. Try and stay away from the overly done maternity gowns that you see in maternity pictures over and over again. If you are traditional, be traditional; if you are boho chic, then be just that. 2. Stay away from logos. Huge designer brand logos don’t look great in pictures. Keep in mind that you will be looking at these… Keep Reading
In a previous week I wrote a post called It’s Magic where I shared with you a birth I was invited to attend. My hope was that in sharing, I would encourage other women to document their birth. Now I want to share with you the details of that birth. To follow is a recollection of the events as recalled by the mama herself: My daughter’s birth didn’t go as planned… I had a midwife so I could have a more holistic, personal approach to my overall care. I chose a midwife so that when I say, “I want my child to only breastfeed, co-sleep with me, and wait on anesthesia… Keep Reading
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at… Keep Reading
If you are an artist within, you encounter an eternal struggle; a feeling of never being fully satisfied and an everlasting itch to always do better. I have a career where I use mostly the left side of my brain and according to my Edgar Cayce’s birth profile (please don’t ask why I own one), I work in the ideal field for me. I’m considered to be organized, to follow the rules, love the law and justice – and for the most part that is true. For as long as I can remember I have been just that. I have followed what has come easy to me and what is considered… Keep Reading