Los Angeles Maternity Photography Shoot
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A Sweet, Simple Los Angeles Maternity Photography Shoot (Unless You Hate That Kind of Thing, Which Is Fine)

What are your thoughts on maternity photography?

Hoo-boy, I have seen some hokey-ass things that I did not want to replicate — weird props, blowing fans, heart-shaped hands, body paint (?), airbrushed insets a la Sears (?!), belly kissing (?!?). But given we’re expecting two babies, I am thinking of this pregnancy as a one-shot deal if all goes well. That means I have no more than 10 more weeks to be pregnant left in this lifetime. (I will miss the cutting in bathroom lines indiscriminately, but not the back pain). And I felt we should document this moment for posterity.

Hubby was very eh on the matter of a maternity photo shoot, and I get that. I do. But that’s not to say I ever squandered a Kodak moment in this life either. (Have you met me?) Lucky for us, we know one of the most talented photographers in town — Sean Twomey over at 2Me Studios — who happens to be a low-key, fuss-free pleasure to work with. So we set aside a Saturday morning on a gorgeous day for a Los Angeles maternity photography shoot that really felt like hanging out in the park among friends with no pressure and no wild expectations.

Prep involved putting on a white dress and gold flip-flops, and that’s it. (OK, fibbing, a little: The unfussy-but-awesome Robertson salon Assembly L.A. hooked up my beauty look beforehand.) Bonus! My floral crown came as a fragrant surprise from Sean’s floral- and event-stylist wife, Sarah Granger-Twomey. And some little girls walking by said I looked like a princess (props to them for acknowledging even very large-sized princesses as such), which was good enough for me.

Beyond that, no real fussing, no airbrushing out of my visible bra or (TEMPORARY) double chin, no overwrought filters, no overthinking, no transferring to black velvet for a frame above the bed. Just, you know, a few snaps that for me will always conjure the endlessly deep love and emotion I shared with my husband when it was just the two of us and we so wondered what the unknowable future held.

Check out the results of the day, and if you’re in the market for a Los Angeles maternity photographer, give 2Me Studios a call. (You will not be sorry!)

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  • Reply sharon August 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    gorgeous!! i died at the temporary double chin and the acknowledgment of large princesses.

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