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There is nothing in this world more magical than a woman pregnant except a woman and her child just delivered.  This penultimate state of creation is among the greatest statements of love.  Pregnancy is many things; Marvelous and Magical, Scientific and Illuminating, Radiant and, well...Round.  Each woman experiences pregnancy in her own unique way.  Some revel in the girth and roundness while others find awkwardness and inconvenience.  Yet each finds in her self the ability to expand her love to include another, a being other than her partner, her paramour.  For some, a portrait of late pregnancy is a treasure forever.
A portrait session with Nataraj of eyeDance Photography is laid back.  Everything possible will be done to set you at ease and make the experience as fun as possible.  The more relaxed you are, the better your portraits will be.

Sessions can be done in the studio against a selection of backdrops and with limited props, either mine or yours.  Alternately the shoot can be at your home or a location of your choosing.  If at your location, I will make every effort to use natural, available light.

There are no concerns about outfit changes or complete lack thereof.  You are free to wear whatever you feel great in, or nothing at all.  Perhaps your partner wants to be a part of the portrait?  Perfect!

"Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be"

~ Carrie Fisher

In the studio we have more control over lights and backgrounds (though a portable background can be brought to your location if that is desired).  Your complete privacy is assured throughout the session and temperature can be controlled to your liking.  I am often surprised at how cool pregnant women want the room, regardless of clothing worn, as their metabolism must be running in overdrive.  Though if that is not your case, then we can bump the heat as needed to make you comfortable.

The use of clothing as props can be quite simple; a favorite scarf worn as a wrap, jewelry, even leggings worn low can all accentuate your beautiful belly.

All the time we wondered and wondered, who is this person coming/growing/turning/floating/swimming deep, deep inside"

~ Crescent Dragonwagon

If your portrait is for more general display, then perhaps something a bit more stylized is right for you.  Less 'pregnant you' and more 'pregnant woman'.

In the studio you can be lit in almost any way, from dramatically back lit (perhaps with just hints at your identity) to over-blown alabaster brightness that strips away everything except the glory of your shape.  Softer lighting that either highlights or merely suggests your curvaceousness is also an option.  Naturally shots taken in the studio will have a more minimalist look rather than homey, allowing the focus to be solely on you and your baby bump.

“Making a decision to have a child--it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.“

~ Elizabeth Stone

Please note that outdoor locations may place restrictions on shooting au naturel, but if it is possible, I will work with you to do so should that be your desire.  For some, it is highly desirable to have her pregnancy recorded in some sort of natural environment.  It does have the ability to be profound.

"If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of god, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on it’s cradle."

~ Vincent Van Gogh

Best of luck to you and your family throughout your pregnancy and all the days of your parenting!