We went all out with our 1950’s inspired maternity pictures when I was pregnant with Rowan. I love those photos and still admire them on our picture wall along our staircase every time I walk by them. But that pregnancy was easy. It was easy and my first and a big cheery photoshoot felt representative of that. I was a different person then. This pregnancy has been a light in my life when I was very much in the dark but because of my health issues, has also been much harder. I’m still enjoying it but there’s so much more going on. Weird/hard symptoms, I already have a child to watch and entertain and care for and overall more emotional for me. I felt like I wanted a more stripped down maternity shoot this time because that’s how I feel right now. Stripped down to my rawest self and navigating a lot of change. With that comes a feeling of chaos but also a calmness within myself to handle it all. These feelings sparked my idea for this simple shoot. I also wanted it to have a 1960’s vibe, with grain and grit and maybe Lana Del Rey was playing in the background as these pictures were brought to life. I was hesitant to even share them because yes, I’m technically in my underwear.. but realized that their point is the celebration of the pregnancy and the body that I was thankfully given to carry it out. It’s no different than bikini pictures on the beach anyway. I absolutely love the way that they came out and will cherish them and this time in my life. I can’t wait to meet our newest little birdie come March.