Embrace and celebrate the beauty and shape of a changing body that is creating new life.
When one session isn’t enough, do it again.
Those that frequent this page know Mary as she’s been on here a few times. She is a near and dear friend who just also happens to be divinely alluring. I will gladly accept any chance I can get to work with her as we connect on so many levels.
We did a maternity session months ago, when she was barely showing. We immediately decided to give it another go later on, if the stars align, when she was more pronounced. Well, that opportunity came just in the nick of time. We did our second mom-to-be session and then she became a mom a few weeks later.
Mom and baby are doing just fine, by the way.
We wanted to explore the concept of pregnancy being beautiful on so many levels. Without a doubt it is an amazing time. Every woman has the right to feel good about themselves and their bodies no matter what. Some might not feel that they are desirable while being pregnant. I think a session like this will show them that they are wrong.
Mary wanted to remember every part of the process, embrace it, cherish it, record it and share it. There was a moment where she took my hand and placed it on her belly to feel it when the baby kicked her. Moments like those will stay with me forever.
As a photographer I wanted to explore the artistic form that is a woman bearing a child. I encourage women to embrace and celebrate the beauty and shape of a changing body that is creating new life. Every woman has the right to feel good about themselves and their bodies no matter what.
I’ll let you decide if we were successful or not.
Meanwhile I’m already thinking mom and baby bonding session if and when that opportunity comes up.
Mark Knopp is a Virginia Beach-based boudoir photographer covering the Hampton roads community. Contact him today at email@example.com to schedule a session or for photography lessons.