When I first got pregnant I wasn’t sure I’d want to have maternity photos done, my body was changing so much and so fast. Fast forward to being 37 weeks pregnant and I had never felt more beautiful. Somehow, growing life inside of me sparked newfound confidence, I didn’t care about the extra lbs, or the swollen ankles, or the extra wide hips I had developed, I felt stunning.
Lucky me, my childhood best friend is a professional photographer who specializes in maternity + births, YAY! I swear the universe conspired for us to reunite at the perfect moment. She lives in Washington but was traveling to Mexico City for the holidays, which is only a one and a half hour flight from where I live. She also happens to be pregnant, and we really wanted to be able to spend some pregnant time together, is that even a thing? I like to think it is. Our babies met before they were even born! So before heading home she flew down to stay with me for a few days and give me one of the greatest gifts anyone has ever given me: My maternity photos.
The whole process was so smooth, I honestly feel like having someone who personally knows you take your photos makes it 100 times better, because they get you, and they know how to bring out the best in you. Both Colin and I had so much fun posing for these photos and Ren made us feel so comfortable (we all know getting your picture taken can get pretty awkward!).
I couldn’t be happier with the results and I’m so excited to share my favorite ones with all of you!
Shoutout to Ren Crespo Photo for being the best maternity photographer! If you’re in VA contact her, she’ll make your photo dreams come true.