I've been reading some fellow preggers' posts about maternity photos and it's made me think of whether I want some taken. When I look at my bare belly, I have to say I get a little freaked out at how weird it looks. It's just odd to see myself with this huge buddha belly - and I'm so pale that it makes it look freaky. But at the same time, I want this big weird belly documented. I'm learning to love this big belly because my little girl is in there growing and making it expand. I want to be able to look back at what I looked like pregnant with our first baby girl. I want her to be able to have documentation of how excited we were for her arrival. Even if she doesn't care about seeing them, I want them for me.
The only thing holding me up is the cost. We already are realizing how expensive it is to bring a baby into the world with all of the stuff we have to get to prepare for her arrival. We also are spending a lot of money for our birthing classes and a birthing doula (once we choose one - we need to get on that!). Is this really a cost I can justify?
Here are a few links to some fellow bloggers maternity posts:
My Life in Transition
Bigger by the Belly
Baby Making Machine
So as of right now, I'm on the fence. I have a couple photographers in mind who I'd LOVE to do it, but the price is holding me back. If I can find a photographer who we like who we can also afford, I'm totally going to jump on the opportunity. If you know of any Baltimore area photographers who do this type of photography at a more affordable rate, let me know!
Ladies - would you invest in having these types of photos taken?