Why and how you should wear jeans at your maternity session

Looking stylish is easy during pregnancy with a great pair of jeans

Looking stylish is easy during pregnancy with a great pair of jeans

I love capturing the beauty of pregnancy with the casual and cool vibe of a favourite pair of denims.  When Robin styles a maternity client she knows that the jeans and tank (or shirt) look is my favourite and so always includes one look for me to capture at the session.  It's true that jeans can be tough to wear well during a maternity shoot, so I've listed my top three tips here for you:

If you need to wear maternity jeans at your session, invest in a great pair and go under belly all the way!
your diamond and your favourite jeans.  Perfect with your beautiful Belly.

your diamond and your favourite jeans.  Perfect with your beautiful Belly.

1. I like to time my maternity sessions so Mama can still get into her pre-pregnancy jeans simply to avoid the dreaded belly band.  Top designers obviously feel the same way as they've come up with jeans that are suitable for maternity without sacrificing style.  

2.  If you need to wear maternity jeans at your session, invest in a great pair and go under belly all the way!  Watch this guide from Ani+Wren, a fabulous boutique right here in Toronto (and online) with a great selection of maternity jeans from your favourite designers.                               

3.  Wear your jeans for a day or two before the shoot.  They will give a bit and you'll be able to move comfortably while we work together. 

always a classic, jeans never go out of style.  this image from 2010 is still an all time favourite.

always a classic, jeans never go out of style.  this image from 2010 is still an all time favourite.

How a little girl named Mara made my day

It feels like only yesterday when I met this lovely couple who were expecting their first child, a little girl.  I remember chatting with Hayley on the phone about how I was exactly her age when I had my first child, also a little girl.  I told Hayley that, at the time, I didn't realize that I'd given birth to someone who would turn out to be my very best friend.  

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Since then, I've watched Mara grow up from this wee, darling baby...

...into this beautiful little lady.  Mara is a big sister now.   Her little brother was in the studio today for his six month session, so she's no longer the baby of the family.  She's a spirited, chatty little girl who loves Disney princesses and Paw Patrol.  

We made lots of sweet photographs of everyone and had finished up for the morning when I looked around and saw Mara and Hayley, snuggled up just like my daughter and I way back in the day.  I ran for my camera and grabbed a shot.  

This endearing moment made the memories come rushing back to the times when my 17 year old and I would snuggle and be silly.  We built a bond back then that has never broken (except for that little blip during the early teens, but I've managed to block that out).   Seeing this happening with Mara and Hayley altogether made my day.