For those of you who don’t yet know, I’m a little “crazy.” When I found out I was pregnant I really wanted to have someone in the delivery room with us to capture all the special moments through the lens of a camera! For as long as I can remember I’ve been obsessed with taking pictures of everything so I can remember it all and duh I want to remember all the moments of giving birth (well more the after giving birth part) of our first baby. I know I won’t be able to take the pictures (duh again) and I know Zach will be WAY too emotional to do it (and would I want to risk being mad at him later for him missing something? no!). So we started hunting for the perfect person to do it for us!
I originally thought of Javon, our wedding photographer. Not only is he an AWESOME photographer but we love him and he loves us so I thought he’d be willing to do it. But Zach, understandably, didn’t really feel comfortable with a guy being in on such an intimate event. I agree with that and also we wanted someone who wouldn’t really be part of our memories but would just capture them and we know Javon too well probably for him to be able to blend in the back ground (can Javon really EVER blend in? haha).
Luckily Crissy told me her friend Autumn is starting to get into professional photography and that she recently had a baby and during her delivery her sister captured what we are hoping someone do to for us! I got to talking with Autumn and she agreed to do it for us! It’s her first time ever doing something like this but I know she’ll do great as she’s a mother and understands how important it is to get the big moments so we can keep them forever! She is, of course, a little nervous especially since she doesn’t know us hardly at all! She suggested that we get together to do some maternity pictures so she can get to know us better and feel more comfortable!
I know it sounds crazy to be willing to take pictures this far along when I’m huge but why not? Maybe she can use them in starting her business somehow and I even liked some of them! Sure I wasn’t looking half as awesome as I wish I could be looking…but I’ll be looking a LOT worse come delivery time haha! We’re hopefully going to be getting with Javon at some point to do some more but he’s a busy busy man with his wedding photography and being a Daddy so I don’t want to put pressure on him!
Here are my favorites from the session with Autumn that we had on Monday! Here is her website, I know she adds more to it frequently! Hopefully she’ll be very successful…call her if you want anything done 🙂