What does motherhood mean to you?
Motherhood to me means giving up all our needs for our children and still finding my true purpose that makes me happier then I’ve ever been!
In your own words, tell us about being pregnant, the mother you have become while carrying new life, and how it’s changed you.
Being pregnant has been challenging… but so beautiful and worth it. Every kick I feel means I’m doing something right and And so rewarding to me knowing I can do this. It’s taught me how to stop and just be more thankful for what I have and to embrace the smallest things. And patients to trust gods will
What are your must-have pregnancy items?
Chocolate! And ice cubes!
How did you find out you were expecting?
I found out from being late and my husband telling me I was filling out! Haha
How did you tell the father?
I just showed him my pregnancy test and he responded with “uh oh we did it again!”
How has pregnancy changed you as a woman?
It’s changed me in ways it’s hard to express. Defiantly learned to love myself more for my bodies capabilities and loving my new Mom bod.
What are some of your most cherished memories of your child and do you plan on passing down any southern traditions?
I have so many memories it’s hard to chose! I love my toddler kissing my belly and always huggin me saying “sissy” I haven’t really started any traditions yet with my kids cause there so young
What most surprised you about pregnancy?
What has been your greatest challenge in being pregnant?
Keeping up with my toddler when I’m so sick
What is your greatest joyful memory of being pregnant?
Baby kicks! And sonograms
What advice do you wish you had known before getting pregnant (even if it’s something gross)?
That everything grows haha!
What would you tell someone who just found out they were pregnant?
Enjoy every stage
Can you share with our mommies where you purchased the items you wore for your maternity session?
My hairdresser let me use her dress from pink blush
Did you have any pregnancy cravings or aversions?
Chocolate and sweets!
Do you have any favorite maternity items you couldn’t live without?
My husband’s clothes! Lol
If you could give your child(ren) one piece of advice what would it be?
To always be in control of there actions and choices!
Tell us about your session and what the images mean to you.
She’s the best hands down! Makes you feel comfortable and laugh and feel beautiful! That’s hard to find and I’ve gone to a few different ones! She’s amazing!
Hi there! I’m Jen – a fun, loving, coffee addict, country girl who loves everything western! I am located in the heart of beautiful, Northern California. I got my first “REAL” camera for Christmas in 2010 and I have been learning and growing in my skills ever since. My husband assists me in my photography business and together we make a family of six! We enjoy spending time together and playing outdoors. I also work as a graphic designer for a Commercial Printing company during the day. My husband, Matt, is a granite fabricator at one of the best tile and granite places in the North State of California! Oh and one last thing, one of my favorite quotes is “Be thankful for the little things”.