Some months ago I had the pleasure of glamming up a dear friend of mine and shooting her in my front garden. Navi was blooming at around 36 weeks pregnant and didn't have long to go until she met her beautiful baby boy Reggie.
We began the session with hair and makeup in my studio and chatted about her pregnancy journey and everything that lay ahead. It's such an exciting time bursting with anticipation, nerves and excitement. I was excited and honoured to relive some of those memories with her as she traversed the final days.
We opted for a natural glamour look for the first half of the shoot, with some lightly defined eyes, glowing skin and tousled wavy hair. During the latter half of the shoot this mama decided to bust out some pops of colour in her styling, which we complemented with some brighter colours on the lips- always a winning combo!
She posed like a pro in the sunshine among the blooms and looked relaxed and natural; I'm sure you will agree from the final product she sure suits being pregnant- she looked amazing! Her skin and hair shone with life and her bump was perfect, housing the most MAGICAL little babe.
This was my first proper maternity shoot and it struck me just how amazing it was to document this moment in a woman's life. My face beamed with happiness afterward as I realised we had created some memories that would last a lifetime, of baby Reggie before he came earthside.
Thank you Navi for sharing this time with me and being so patient in front of the lens. Such a special day!
It's such an honour to share someone's pregnancy journey as they look ahead to a new life coming into theirs.
I am completely in awe of all women who go through this tremendous journey, and I'm absolutely hooked on being around this amazing energy.