Five months postpartum, and I’m finally getting around to posting our maternity photo session. I actually started writing this post before Bébé Soufflet was born, but never got around to publishing it. I love how these photos turned out and I’m so happy we decided to do the session. We were debating whether or not to take photos, but I thought it would be nice to have memories of the pregnancy, since who knows if we’ll have another baby.
The Photo Session
It had been a pretty rainy winter in California, and we had originally scheduled the maternity shoot in early February, but had to postpone due to rain. We ended up having the session at the end of February, when I was 37 weeks pregnant… which is a bit late to take maternity photos since the baby is considered full term at Week 38 and could come at any time.
We took our photos at beautiful beach in Palos Verdes which requires a walk down a beautiful little trail to the rocky beach. In the end, all the rain ended up being a blessing because of the beautiful greenery and flowers that were blooming on the path. And the sunset was pretty breathtaking.
The Frenchman was a bit under the weather, getting over a weeklong cold so he was a trooper for braving the February chill for these photos and, as always, he still managed to make me laugh.
I’m thankful to have taken these photos and captured the pregnancy and it still feels surreal to have carried and grown Bébé Soufflet in my belly. Looking back, those nine months went by so quickly.
All photos by Cheryl Groff Photography