When: June 26th 2016 | Where: Doylestown, Pennsylvania | Details: Whimsical, Outdoors, Beach
At week 34 of Kristen’s pregnancy, she had her whimsical maternity session with one of her besties – Delaney of Delaney Dobson Photography. We are in love with this session for many reasons including the props used (details from the nursery), the romantic bouquet and that perfect sunlight!
Details of the Whimsical Maternity Session
“I brought along some props that are used in Olivia’s nursery, including her elephant that my parents got for her, as well as a picture of my late grandmother as well as a teddy bear she had given my sister. My favorite moments of my shoot was laughing through my entire shoot surrounded by my closet friends and sister. I am not the photoshoot kinda girl so it was extremely difficult for me to get over that but they kept me laughing through it all.” – Mum
“I will never forget finding out when I became pregnant. I was traveling cross country with my two best friends, and I remember telling Delaney multiple times that I was feeling not so much like myself and off. Of course I mentioned that there could be a possibility of me being pregnant and Delaney and Sam being the good friends they are tell me, “you aren’t pregnant your probably just ovulating .”
Once getting home from my trip I knew something wasn’t right with my body. I went back to work and worked my normal shifts, and starting to just feel worse. Confiding in one of my friends who is a mom already, she advised me to take a test. So right there at work I took a pregnancy test and it came up positive. I remember sitting at work the rest of the night crying and in complete shock that my life would be forever changed within just a few months, it was the most incredible yet terrifying feeling.
Facing those next nine months I thought it was going to be the longest year of my life, it went by extremely quickly. I received the best birthday present of all finding out that I was going to be a mother to a baby girl and was extremely excited and just so ready to meet her. I knew from the start I was having a girl, I could just feel it when every one else was convinced I was having a boy. It felt like from week 22 to week 36 went by in a flash.
At the end of my 35th week I was placed in the hospital for the weekend with high blood pressure pressure and low fluid and by that Monday I was being induced! After 15 hours of on and off contractions, I was sent to the OR for a cesarean and within 17 minutes my little girl was here weighing in at 4lbs 10oz. Olivia is now 3 months old and thriving. she is by far the best gift and brings the most joy into my life.” – Mum
Maternity Session Advice
“My advice for moms determining whether or not to do a maternity shoot, absolutely do it. It is the best time in your life and the most beautiful time!! Embrace it and capture it! And obviously go with Delaney Dobson Photography:)” – Mum