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!


  1. You are so beautiful Steph! The pictures just glow!

  2. Steph! You are so beautiful! These are great shots, I'm getting teary eyed! :)

  3. Your pictures are simply amazing! I cannot pick a favorite...there are so many great ones. You look beautiful and the love you and Jacob feel shines through. Congratulations!!!!