I did something for myself yesterday - I got my hair and makeup professionally done by the amazing Sharon Rai Hair and Makeup Artistry and I wrangled my family for some pregnancy photographs with the insanely talented Angie McCabe of Myrtle & Moss Photography.
As women, we are often the de facto photographers and documentarians in our families, and we rarely make the time to be photographed ourselves. What's more, we make excuses to stay out of the photographs of the important moments of our lives - it's too expensive, I'm too fat, I look too tired, I don't have anything nice to wear, maybe when I lose weight, I never look good in photos, my family won't cooperate, I don't have time ... Trust me, I've thought ALL of these excuses as well.
But hiring professionals that you trust to help you look and feel your best at the special times in your life is WORTH IT. YOU are worth it.
How do you pick a photographer? Look at different photographer's online portfolios. If you can afford it, hire the professional who's work, style and personality you connect with, not the person who is the cheapest. You're worth it.
And if you really can't afford to hire a professional, PLEASE ask someone you love and trust to photograph you. Look at Pinterest for ideas, practice posing in front of a mirror before your session so you feel comfortable, and go to a beautiful place...
But PLEASE take the time to be photographed - for yourself and your family. I promise you, it's worth it. You may not appreciate it today, but someday you will look back on those moments and think, "I was so beautiful, and I didn't even know it". #existinpictures #worthit#familyphotography #yyj dress by @myrtleandmossprops