emo pregnant woman here…

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Do you have a  friend  that can do it? Maybe head out to the park for an hour over the weekend?  It doesn’t have to be too long. Also, my husband is often the same way but I make him stand up 🙂 tell him to get off his butt and do this for you.

Post # 4
2341 posts
Buzzing bee

@fresitachulita:  im sorry you are feeling down. I know when i am pg i am TOTALLY going to want pics –

Pro pics, maybe follow some local photographers on social media, maybe they’ll offer some freebies (that’s how i got my e shoot – no charge). otherwise it may be worth sending some emails off for some quotes, you may be suprised at how little it costs? OR send them your budget & tell them that you would love to work with them.

Are you heading out to anything that you need to get dressed up for? Could use that as an excuse for DH to take some pics? Does DH know how much this means to you? My DH has no patience for pics – i’d say in the same camp as yours, but if i sat him down & explained how upset i was, i think he’d make an effort.

Last but not least, how about using a self timer on your camera? i bet there would be some photo bees out there who would be happy to help re lighting, angles etc. Look for inspiration on the net, there are soem beautiful pics on momma to be sitting on the bed – simple but gorgeous!

When (& i have no doubt that you will) you get some pics come back & share!


Post # 5
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would totally look for a newish pro photog to do maternity photos, and ask if they will do newborn photos as well – lots of newborn photographers really want experience doing twins so might offer you a reduced rate. 

Post # 6
6467 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@fresitachulita: I’m not a photographer but I’m just a few hours away from you lol! I live in San Antonio. I love taking pictures 🙂 I would totally love to have pictures early on my pregnancy, so I completely understand you.  

Post # 7
6067 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m really sorry you’re feeling bummed about this. :-/

I wonder if you could find some local photography schools/programs- maybe someone would be willing to take some pics for a low price.


Post # 8
3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I know you labeled this as an emotional rant, but I think you have a valid point! I bet you’re gorgeous now and will continue to be throughout the remainder of your pregnancy, but you’re right that it’s worth documenting. About your husband taking pictures, I know you say he’s lackluster and uninterested in doing it, and that is very likely the case, but some people just suck at taking pictures…and this is a time where I think it’s worth it to see if you can stretch a tiny bit and find a friend who has a good camera (makes a huge difference), or reach out to photography/art schools to see if a student is willing to do it to boost their portfolio for little to nothing, or even check out Craigslist.

Post # 9
4762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Definitely set up a photo shoot!! Maternity pictures are really common and I bet you could find a good deal on a new photographer needing some clients. Get your hair done, wear cute clothes, and get your husband excited about it! I bet it would make you feel a lot better 🙂

Post # 10
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Have you checked Groupon or your local Walmart photo studio? If you’re looking for an hour photo session outdoors  with lots of pics, it’s expensive. But just a few images in studio can be surprisingly affordable. I see Groupon deals for this all the time in my area….

Btw: somebody put up an ad on craigslist naming their photography price, they got several responses, some lower than asking price. 

Post # 11
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

hugs! like pp’s have said – maybe invest in some beautiful maternity pics! they will surely make you feel great!

Post # 12
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Maybe you can find a student photographer to take some photo’s for you? I’m sorry you’re feeling down about this 🙁 I haven’t even been taking any selfie’s, and I’m 24 weeks today so I feel as though I’m heading to the same place you’re at right now. Talk to your husband and let him know how much it would mean to you to have some decent pictures documenting your pregnancy, to look back and reminisce with your boys. Guys just don’t get it, and sometimes need it spelled out for them!

Post # 13
3514 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@fresitachulita:  I’m not having twins but I, myself am 24 weeks pregnant with a baby boy and he’s worth it all but I feel so big and gross but I want to have pictures to hold on to because this is such a big moment in my light. I’m just gonna share some pictures ideas I have and maybe they’ll work for you I was going to ask my cousin to take photos of my from a distant, like me not really looking at the camera pretending to do daily things. Example: Getting ready in the bathroom, cooking in the kitchen, reading in my book nook. I’ll glam myself up and pretend to do these daily things and have her take shots from a far distant and probably do them all black and white. Maybe this idea will work for you too.

Post # 15
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@fresitachulita:  aw you poor thing! I can relate I only hav a handful of iPhone pictures of me and selfies with my head chopped off. As I sit here in what I am certain is early labor I realized DH and I dot have one picture from pregnancy! I guess we will need to get a final bump shot today!!! I hope you enjoy your photo shoot Sunday. Go pamper yourself a little, you deserve it!!

Post # 16
1817 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@fresitachulita:  I can completely relate! I remember when moving around with my twins while pregnant and just thought “holy crap I have moved on into the uncomfortable stage.” I definitely think you should persue getting pictures.

If you have a good eye yourself grab a tripod and set up the shots yourself and have your mom press the button….or set the timer! Thats how my husband and I took our engagement photos. Were they the best? Nope, but some turned out great that we used for our STD. I was actually going to get maternity photos…but if you followed me on the multiples board then you know that I ran out of time myself. All I have as far as pictures go are two HORRIBLE pictures of me hanging out in my hospital bed looking like a pale beached whale.

Good luck!


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