Jennifer and Jon already have two absolutely adorable boys - Sam and Will - and they can't wait to have a new baby to love and adore! They all have such awesome Canadian accents... the whole family are in Dunedin for a few years, but heading back to Canada soon! Having maternity photos taken was a way to share this incredibly special and exciting time with their families and friends still on the other side of the world.
Enjoy the calm, pure, serene beauty of Jennifer and her gorgeous family.
I often have pregnant Mum's asking me to remove stretch-marks, and to 'tuck in' those extra few kilos they have put on throughout their pregnancy. I understand on a personal level. I do. Unfortunately, we all have things we dislike about ourselves. But this is such a contested aspect of the photography industry... and in reality, it's very sad. Software makes these things possible. But really, SHOULD it be?! I want people to love themselves, love their photos, and be proud of who they are. I want them to show their friends, hang them proudly on their walls and feel great about themselves in them. But I don't want to change people into things they aren't, all because we buy into the rubbish we hear in the media about what is 'beautiful'.
I absolutely LOVED that Jennifer was so proud of her body, her stretch marks, her scars... the things which make her a woman and a Mum that need to be celebrated. The proof of what she has been through for her children and her family. Would love to hear other thoughts on this topic! It's a big one, I know... but an important one.