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The top 5 reasons you should definitely plan a maternity session | Houston, TX

September 21, 2021

With a nursery to decorate and doctor’s appointments to attend (not to mention the fact you’re growing a human and deserve time to rest), planning for a photo session is the last thing on the minds of many mamas-to-be. But as a mom myself who still treasures her maternity photos, I can’t emphasize enough how grateful your future self will be for beautifully preserved images documenting this special time. And with the right photographer, your experience can be as beautiful as the images you receive!

Still skeptical of the idea of a maternity session and feeling unsure if it’s really for you? Let’s break down a few of the surprising benefits of a maternity session that you may not have considered! 

Your maternity session will be: 

  1. A way to document a unique season in your life

When you’re pregnant, I know it feels like it’s never going to end and you’ll never see your feet again! But, believe it or not, these nine months will soon feel like they flew by, and without photos to preserve them, they’ll be nothing more than a collection of scattered memories. The last thing you want is to look back on your pregnancy with regret that you didn’t do more to document this chapter in your life! This time is fleeting but the beautiful memories don’t have to be. 

  1. A celebration of your hard work

From your growing belly to that special glow, your body is going through all sorts of changes right now. And let’s be real: they don’t always FEEL amazing. Sometimes, it feels downright terrible. But even though you may not feel like a radiant queen, through my camera lens, I can see it clear as day and want to show you what I see! Your hard work is beautiful, downright miraculous, and something to be honored. 

  1. A time capsule for your child as they grow

Imagine snuggling up with your little one in a few years to show her or him a photo of what their life was like before entering into the world. This is something I’ve done with my son, and it creates such a special bond, showing him so clearly how loved he was before he was even born. 

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  1. A time to reconnect with your partner

Pregnancy is a wild, exhausting whirlwind, and I know firsthand how important it is to make space during those months to reconnect with the first love of your life. The way dads look at their pregnant wives absolutely melts my heart, and you deserve to see (and commemorate) that kind of breathtaking love. Soon, your lives are going to be flipped upside down, but before the little one arrives, a maternity session gives you an opportunity to slow down and dedicate time to just the two of you. 

  1. A chance to pamper yourself

Above all, a maternity photo session is all about mama! So, splurge a little on getting your hair, makeup, and nails done before our session! Pregnancy doesn’t always make you feel beautiful, that’s for sure, but a maternity session is a wonderful chance for you to feel beautiful while celebrating the new life you’re about to introduce into the world. 

I truly believe every mama-to-be should carve time out of those fleeting nine months to celebrate the incredible adventure she’s preparing to embark on. Yes, even if this is your second, third, or tenth child! Every pregnancy is unique, just as every child is unique, and deserves to be uniquely remembered. 

Curious whether a maternity session truly is for you? Let’s connect and lay out a session created just for you!

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Mindy Larson Photography is a Houston-based boutique portrait studio specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, family, and lifestyle photography.

Whether you are a mom-to-be or the ringleader of three, I can’t wait to plan your next photography session. With a studio wardrobe, you’ll never have to worry about what to wear, and with my North Houston portrait studio and a curated list of breathtaking outdoor locations, you’ll never have to worry about where we should go. For once, momma can just enjoy the ride. Let’s tell your story!

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