I asked my photographer if she could tack on a quick family session after I get my business headshots done. After all, the dog was going to be there. Why not have my husband stop in?
I realized then how we have not had a professional photograph since our wedding four years ago. And even then, “professional” is a bit of a stretch when describing our terrible wedding photographer. Anyway. This is the family I have had for four years. The dog has been in our family for the last two. This is what we are right now, and I’m glad we’ll get to capture it.
I showed my husband the photographer’s portfolio over dinner. We’re masochists so we took a peek at her maternity and baby photos. They were gorgeous. I think we’ve all seen creepy belly shots on awkward family photos.com, but this was different. There’s just something so otherworldly about bare-bellied pregnant women. One of the thoughts that haunts me daily now is how I should have a cute belly at this point. And I know most of my friends who read this aren’t into them, but I’m definitely going to capture my pregnancy on camera–if I ever get pregnant.
Fortunately before we took ourselves too seriously and started sobbing at our misfortune, my friend Mhana called to ask what we were doing. When we told her, she assumed we were currently shopping and naturally thought it was a little soon to be selecting a pregnancy photographer. I disagreed, noting that if we were going to capture the pregnancy, it might as well begin at conception. This thoroughly creeped everyone out.