“As someone who sports cheekies and thongs to the beach with absolutely no shame, I couldn’t figure why I had even the slightest ounce of anxiety about doing a maternity boudoir shoot. I thought about it and realized that it didn’t have anything to do with the photoshoot itself, but rather my relationship with my body & societal standards of how women should or shouldn’t look.
Throughout this pregnancy I’ve spent a lot of time in the mirror. I’m a confident woman, but I would be lying to y’all if I said I loved what I saw each time I stared at my reflection. Naturally, like many women tend to do, my eyes zeroed in on my “flaws.” Cellulite had made its debut, side rolls were starting to form, and the faded stretch marks that I earned from carrying my first born son, have resurfaced. I thought I had learned to love these “imperfections,” but it turns out I was more in love with the story they tell but not their appearance. I think I do a fair job of loving myself inside and out, but I’m human and I have momentary bouts of insecurity too.
I’m 35 weeks pregnant now and I am enjoying every second of these final weeks of my pregnancy. I am grateful I had the opportunity to have some time to myself, to bare some skin and SLAY with my baby girl in utero. Thank you Jill for capturing my essence in this moment & making me feel like a billion bucks. This shoot was such a fun and empowering experience 🖤”