I don’t usually let pregnant mamas wait too long for their maternity sessions. Usually after 34-36 weeks, mamas start getting pretty uncomfortable and are less interested in having photos taken of them, so I tend to schedule maternity sessions for a time prior to that point. So when Natalie called and said she wanted to schedule her maternity session during her 39th week, I was skeptical. Certain she would be canceling last minute if we scheduled the session so late, I tried to convince her to do it earlier. But Natalie would not be swayed – she was taking the MCAT during her 38th week and wanted to devote her time up to that point to studying. Since this was Natalie’s third pregnancy I decided to trust her, so we put it on the calendar for her 39th week and hoped for the best.
Turns out, she was a total trooper. Despite being just a few days before her due date and already 3cm dilated (!!), Natalie was game for anything. Sitting on rocks? Sure! Picking up her two other adorable kiddos, Kai and London? Sure! Hiking around Red Rocks? Sure! She was seriously amazing. I mean, just check out this beautiful mama!
Natalie is the kind of pregnant woman who just looks like she swallowed a watermelon. Such a cute belly!What, don’t all pregnant women just sit around in fields when they are 39 weeks?You might remember Natalie and Sean from their wedding last year. They always make my job so easy.I love having the other kiddos involved in the maternity shoot. Their whole family is just so sweet.Kai insisted on showing me his dance moves – and he’s got a lot of them!Congratulations Natalie and Sean on your newest family member!