By Amanda Griffin-Jacob
There’s nothing quite as beautiful as a woman’s body when she is pregnant. When the bell is the shape of a perfect watermelon stretched to what seems like its limits. It is so special to celebrate the splendor of the bump, the magnificence of a woman’s body that is able to create and grow a human being. That’s why I believe every pregnant mama should invest in maternity photography.
I’m so fortunate to know so many talented photographers who have shot me over the years through my many life stages. For my fourth and last pregnancy, I decided to go with three of my favorite lensmen who specialize in different techniques. The results were stunning.
Dix is known for his beauty shoots in particular. Every time I shoot with him he takes incredible shots that are among my all time favorites. For our maternity shoot, we went glam because Dix is a fashion photographer. We collaborated on the images and decided to do a series of nudes as well as some that were a little more fashion oriented.
Stan has been taking our family photographs since my eldest son Kieran was born. He knows my family inside and out and knows how to manage each personality. He is known as the kid whisperer. This is important; when you’re working with kids, they can be pretty temperamental. Stan is the most patient photographer I’ve ever worked with and his calming energy translates into our photos. He is versatile and his shoots in studio and on location are equally beautiful.
Louie is the master of natural light and naturally-candid captures. For lifestyle shoots, he is my go-to guy. Louie is easygoing and game for anything, which always helps to get that magical photograph. After years of stylized fashion shoots during my career, I love the more natural style and technique to portray my family.
Trust me when I say, retaining professional photographers’ services are one of the best investments you can make when it comes to your family. Those moments only happen once in a lifetime. A photographer is able to depict those cherished occasions for you to look back on and treasure.