A baby will make love stronger,
days shorter, nights longer,
clothes shabbier, the past forgotten,
and the future worth living for.
Because of the way your body has made room for this miracle.
Because it’ll be gone in a blink and replaced with a couple of random memories like ‘I craved seaweed and cockles’, or ‘I felt sick for three months straight’, or ‘I don’t miss peeing ten times a night’.
Because this is your special story that you get to share with your baby some day.
Because you’ll forget about how excited you were.
Because no-one else in the world has this bond with your baby but you.
Because after she is born, you are a brand new person. A mother. Her mother.
Book your maternity shoot. Because this is a blink of time that will become one of your babies favourite stories to hear.
“When I got the pictures it brought a tear to my eye. I was so pleased the way Rinkadink had captured my bump, I kept looking at them and look forward to showing them to Charlotte so she knows how her mummy looked when pregnant.”
“I would never have booked this session without encouragement – I was so hung up on what the photos would look like that I never stopped to think about how they might feel. And now I have them, I know I’ll treasure them – and so will our family, as a cherished reminder of what is undoubtedly the most exciting, emotional, exhausting, incredible time of my life. I just wish I’d done it every time.”
“When I look at those photos I don’t see what I’m wearing or how my hair looks or even whether the light is making me seem smaller. I see two things.
I see my body, and my big bump, that has carried and nourished and protected our unborn child all these months – and that is a beautiful, amazing thing that I feel so very lucky to have experienced three times now.
And I see joy. Joy that shines out of my face when I take away everything else – all the daily ‘stuff’ that makes a third pregnancy harder than any one before – and just focus on this amazing thing that is happening right now. Joy in taking a moment to think about the little person inside, and who he or she is going to be, and how much we already love him or her before we’ve even seen that precious baby face.”