When my friend Kristin asked if I’d be interested in being a test subject for an underwater maternity photography session, my thought process kind of went like this (knowing full-well how awesome Kristin’s photography is):
Yes. I am beautiful, confident, strong– I can do this.
****Oh crap. Maybe I can’t.**** I feel huge, soft, jiggly.
I’m scared. I’m embarrassed.
I definitely can’t.
Maybe I can.
I’m going to try.
Try I did, and well… I cannot express my gratitude to Kristin enough for these photos. They are unique, beautiful, expressive and something I will treasure forever. At first I thought it would be super weird to put my big naked belly on display like this- and even during and after the session I was unsure of weather or not I would share the pictures. Underwater maternity photos – of me! – who would’ve thought?! But Lilly said, “You look beautiful, Mommy.” And that’s simply good enough for me. Below are a few of my favorites. Our baby girl is just about 28 weeks old. Seven months. That’s a pretty big miracle, huh?!
P.S. Do you know how hard it is for a big pregnant lady to sink?! And how hard it is not to laugh underwater and get water up your nose? Let me tell you… it’s near impossible. 😉 Oy. And the few pictures captured with the girls? Teeny tiny, special and secret moments I will cherish for the rest of my life. I see and snap up memories of their faces every single day of their lives. But these? It’s a whole new perspective.
How blessed am I to have such amazing friends?! We grew up our whole lives on the same street- crazy where life takes you 😉
Thank you, thank you, Kristin. I’m sure these will be a blessing to look back on in the future. I can’t wait to see where your passion for photography takes you- here’s hoping it keeps you underwater!
**Philly area people – if you want to get in touch with Kristin about booking a session like this in the future, please let me know and I’ll pass along her contact information.**
andrea smith says
Huge? Soft? Giggly?
How about Beautiful! Glowing! Breath taking! Jacquie these are absolutely amazing! You look so gorgeous! Definitely photos worth being in a swimsuit for!!!!
beth miller says
These are so amazing! I don’t know what is more amazing, the photography skills of shooting underwater (because that seems crazy to me!) or how beautiful you look in these photos! What a crazy, unique, and gorgeous spin to maternity photos. These are awesome and totally worth getting into that cute swimsuit for! So cool! I love them!
nisha wallen says
these photos are absolutely gorgeous! I’ve never seen anything like this. I refused to have my picture taken when I was pregnant with my boys and I regret it all the time. this is amazing. beautiful.
I was the same way with my girls. A bit less so with my second but still was definitely camera shy. I WISH I had been able to accept my body more and embrace pregnancy but I’m trying to be better this time around. It’s hard 😉
Look at what a gorgeous,little mama you are!!! These are fantastic. I bet y’all had so much fun during this photoshoot! You look gorgeous as well as your sweet bump. I love the one of you holding both girls and the one with the yellow fabric flowing all around you. Way to go mama!!
Thank you!!! I adore the one of me holding the girls. We might print it big for our bedroom 🙂
Can I please please have the contact information? ? I’ve been looking for hours and everyone that did do underwater maternity pictures are located hundreds of miles away. Like plane rides away
Where are you located? This gals name is Kristen Scrimalli (find her on FB!) friend her and send her a message 🙂