Sep 19, 2023

How to Embrace Your Pregnant Body Through Maternity Boudoir Photography

Learning how to embrace your pregnant body can be a challenge for many women. Pregnancy is a time full of emotions accompanied by an ever-changing body. With all the busyness of preparing for the baby’s arrival, with doctor’s appointments and shopping lists, taking time to pause and appreciate the beauty of what your body is accomplishing can often be overlooked.  

We know you want to celebrate this new life while documenting this special time in your life. That’s why Show Your Spark offers maternity boudoir photography. Our unique approach to maternity sessions celebrates the mamas-to-be’s incredible body while providing a luxury experience for the mama’s heart and soul.  

It’s a time to set aside the to-do lists and the anxieties of the future and instead revel in the glow of pregnancy. (Consider it your opportunity to tap into your inner goddess!)  

Keep reading to learn how a maternity boudoir photography session helped this recent Spark Alumni embrace her pregnant body! (Told in her own words!)

Pregnant woman in beige silks with a white backdrop.  Embrace your pregnant body through maternity boudoir photography.  Photography by Lindsay Hite

“It was meant to be!”

“We are expecting our first child, a little girl in October this year. We are so excited and extremely nervous! My journey to get here was a long road, but I couldn’t be happier with the place I am at this moment in my life. I moved to Boston 11 years ago after going through a terrible breakup. My cousin, who is 9 years older, told me to get out of my small town and start fresh. That exact moment led me to where I am today. Moving to a city forced me out of my comfort zone, to meet new people, and eventually go back to school to become a nurse.

I met my husband 7 years ago and that changed my perception of relationships all together. He is a kind and true partner in life. I lost my dad suddenly very early in our relationship which was one of the most challenging life events I have ever been through. He stood by me and guided me through my grief. I know my husband was placed in my life at the right time. Although my dad didn’t get a chance to meet my husband, he has shown me signs that he approves.”

Side by side image of a pregnant woman.  On the left, nude.  On the right, in a blue silk.  Both with a black backdrop.  Photography by Lindsay Hite

“I wanted to embrace my body and all the changes.”

“I have been following Lindsay’s work for over two years. I was looking to do a Boudoir session for a wedding gift for my husband but never made the jump. I saw that Lindsay was looking for a model for a maternity session and jumped on the opportunity. My pregnancy hasn’t been the easiest. We went through challenges with infertility leading us to IVF. In my second trimester, I had a lot of emotional and mental difficulties.

So when this opportunity popped up I felt like it was meant to be. I was in a place in my pregnancy where I wanted to embrace my body and all the changes and challenges I’ve gone through to get to this point. After speaking with Lindsay, I knew this opportunity was meant to be. She was going to be able to help me really embrace my body at this stage in my pregnancy. I was most excited about being pampered and allowing Lindsay’s creativity to take over using me as her music for her talent.”

Side by side image of a pregnant woman.  On the left, in a black long sleeved body suit with a white backdrop.  On the right, draped in blue silks with a black backdrop.  Photography by Lindsay Hite

“I truly felt like this experience was all about me.”

“Leading up to the shoot I was a bit nervous. I thought about how I had really not thought of doing this type of maternity shoot. I initially planned to do something a little more reserved and wondered if I made the right choice. As soon as I stepped through the door and felt Lindsay’s and Michelle’s energy and excitement, I immediately got SO excited. The studio is beautiful and sexy. I began to picture how fun it was going to be during the session. The hair and make-up were awesome! Lindsay, Michelle, and I chatted. It was a comfortable conversation like we had known each other a long time. The little looks I got of myself while in the hair and make-up chair continued to grow my excitement. I truly felt like this experience was ALL about me.”

Side by side image of a pregnant woman.  On the right, in a black long sleeved body suit with a grey backdrop.  On the left, draped in blue silks with a black backdrop.  Photography by Lindsay Hite

“I couldn’t believe what I saw.”

“My favorite part of my Spark Session was how excited Lindsay was behind the camera. She would show me little peaks and I couldn’t believe what I saw. Of course, the final moment of seeing all my pictures was incredible. I thought, “Wow, that’s REALLY me!!!”

“I’m learning to embrace the beauty of a woman’s body.”

“This experience helped me realize that my body is incredible. Seeing myself in make-up and the beautiful silks helped me see that I am growing a human!! I need to embrace the beauty of a woman’s body, especially when going through the pregnancy process. 

My favorite photos were the ones with the blue silks. I had thought I wanted light and bright photos but those photos with the silks spoke to me. The dark background and the beauty of my bump with the fabric flowing over is just beautiful.”

“I definitely recommend a Spark Experience with Lindsay Hite and Show Your Spark. I think more women need to take the leap to do something like this. My advice would be to DO IT. Don’t think about it. Just make the leap and do it. You will not regret it!!”

Dramatic image of a pregnant woman in flowing blue silks with a black backdrop and windswept hair.  Photography by Lindsay Hite

Embrace Your Pregnant Body Through Maternity Boudoir Photography

Can you hear the transformation? From doubting if the Spark Experience was for her, to acquiring a deep appreciation for her body and understanding of her beauty, this client’s decision to push past her fears and book a session paid off! Now she has portraits celebrating this phase of her life and the memories of feeling fierce, empowered, and like the goddess that she is!  

How did she do it?

  1. She opened herself up to the possibility of transformation.
  2. She came to the studio with an open mind, willing to try new things. 
  3. She allowed herself to be seen by others and by herself. 
  4. She chose to marvel at the beauty of the power of a woman’s body to create and carry life. 
  5. She gave herself permission to press pause on life for one day to prioritize herself and this experience. 

Now it’s your turn!

If you are expecting and want to embrace your pregnant body through maternity boudoir photography, contact us by filling out our inquiry form and we’ll take it from there!

Here’s what to expect when you contact us

  1. Schedule a free consultation call to have all your questions answered and start planning your Spark Experience.
  2. Select a Spark Session date that fits your schedule.
  3. Rock the session like the bright light you are, and create beautiful, tangible artwork to inspire you for the rest of your life.

Remember, you are powerful, courageous, and one of a kind! It’s time to show your spark!

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