Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Maternity Shoot

The words, "taking pictures" have always brought me a little anxiety.  
Its not the actual taking pictures that gives me the anxiety, 
it's the fear of the finished product that stresses me out. 
 I am always afraid of seeing all those flaws I don't like about myself in the pictures. 

As many of you know, I have not taken many pictures of myself pregnant,  
and I certainly have not posted many of the ones I have taken for people to see.
I am afraid of what people might see, worse yet, think.
I don't exactly want to show off just how much weight I have really gained.

The fear of taking maternity pictures is no different for me.  It gives me anxiety.
However, I do not want to look back and regret not having photos of this sweet time in my life.  
I want Macie to be able to look back at pictures of when she was in my tummy.
I want to enjoy every moment of this pregnancy and be proud of this miracle growing inside me.

So...I decided to face my fears.

I went to my Sister-In-Law, Shara Bachman, and asked if she'd take our pictures.
Shara has an incredible eye for art, photography, and beauty and I feel completely safe with her.
Although I will never "love" pictures of myself, 
I have find myself in love with the pictures she took of our sweet, little,  growing family.
She is simply amazing!

Now for the moment I dread...

I posted a few of the photos from our Maternity Shoot for you all to see.  
(AHHH!  Heart racing, anxiety rising)

Hope you've enjoyed!