The importance of Maternity Portraits

April 4, 2019
Written by: Leona Darnell

Let’s face it, we women do not always feel very beautiful while we are pregnant. You are growing a human being and that can come with  occasional swollen feet, puffy face and feelings of anxiety and fatigue. The fact that you are growing a human being makes you so very special, beautiful and absolutely stunning. This is a time to celebrate motherhood and pregnancy. Love yourself and those big ankles.  Love that big tummy. Photograph them for all time.

black and white maternity portrait

Sometimes the best maternity portrait isn’t even about the bump.


One of my favorite quotes

“To be Pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth and profound beginnings.” –Anne Christian Buchanan

Los Angeles maternity portrait by Leona Darnell

With meeting their baby is a few weeks away, this couple prepare for their world to change.


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