I am so, so, so excited to share these! During my last maternity shoot I didn't get the chance to take any bare belly shots due to time constraints and I've been looking forward to doing this for so long. Well, the day finally arrived!
There is something so magical, so beautiful about a bare, pregnant belly it makes me rather broody. Behind that skin and a few other little layers, there is a tiny human being developing and growing every minute of every day in preparation for the miracle of birth. And it all just happens. Naturally. Automatically. Perfectly. That is truly divine!
It took me some time to get the settings right on the indoor shots, but when I worked it out the results were just lovely.
To the parents-to-be: I wish you all the very best for the birth of your little miracle, I can't wait to meet the "Bun"!
I'll leave you all with some truly inspiring words:
On ChildrenKahlil Gibran
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.