In almost ten years of marriage, Jeramy and I have never had professional pictures taken. Even at our wedding, my mother took the pictures (she used to be a photographer) so in actuality I can honestly say that we've never had professional pictures taken of the two of us unless you count high school dances. Initially I really wavered about whether to have pregnancy pictures taken, because honestly I don't feel the greatest about how I look right now given weight gain over the past few years. But as I thought about it more and started looking through pictures others had done, I decided to go for it. I hate to let weight hold me back from enjoying something and in the end doing so only becomes a counterproductive punishment for being fat.
So I found a reasonably priced photography studio whose work I liked. Specifically I wanted pictures that were intimate and beautiful without being cheesy. We had our appointment yesterday afternoon and the proofs were ready within an hour. Here they are.
I'm very happy with the results and will probably sign up for their annual photo club. I really regret not having more pictures of Jeramy and I to document the passage of time, and I'd hate to let that happen with our child(ren).
Cece raised the ever-important stretch mark question in the comments. I've got a ton of them on my sides and under my belly button. It's not pretty. I don't know if they airbrush them or its just the lighting, but somehow they've made them disappear. It's like magic. Now if only they could make mirrors that do the same thing!