The Photograph I Wish I Had: Why Maternity Photography Matters

My studio is currently being remodeled and a few of us from our artist cooperative took a break from working and, over dinner, ended up on the subject of maternity photography. One of us wondered what kids will think when they are older about seeing their mothers’ old maternity portraits.

I realized that I don’t have a single portrait of my mother pregnant. The very few pictures that do exist are simply candids – nothing a professional shot. Even if stylistically dated, it would’ve been nice to have a professionally taken photograph of my mother pregnant with me. Continue reading