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Erick and Roxy’s Whimsical Vista, California Maternity Session | Alberto Vazquez Photographer
We love it when a mom-to-be is so excited about her maternity session that she submits it to us herself! You just know that her photographer swept her off her feet with her photos when she is so in love with them and with an amazing session like this one, we are swept away as well. We know you will enjoy this maternity session and pregnancy story as much as we have!
I have to admit that I was very scared at first, this being my fist baby, I freaked out a little when I took a (or four) at home pregnancy test and found out I was pregnant. At that moment I felt so afraid.. afraid of not being emotionally, mentally, physically or financially, ready. Afraid of what would happen next. The problem was that I still saw myself as a selfish kid, and being responsible for another life sounded very intimidated.
Although I am in a married- stable relationship and I like to consider myself “a woman of faith” I struggled with the voices inside, that told me I didn’t have what it takes to be a mom. I always knew I wanted kids some day, but its something I saw as a distant glare, and paid not much consideration to. My husband and I had no plans to have babies soon, we wanted to accomplish some things on our list, before we started having them, but God surprised us with our biggest blessing. After battling with emotions of excitement and fear for a while, I had my first ultrasound. I remember being so scared and not knowing how to process all that was happening.
Laying there on the Dr’s chair waiting to see something on the screen felt like a movie, so surreal… and then there it was, I was 7 weeks pregnant and my baby was the size of an apple seed. Too small to have a form, but I became a mother at that very moment. I’ll never forget the peace I felt inside. There was calmness and overwhelming joy, and the words that told me “you are self- sufficient in God’s sufficiency”. From that point, I knew I was going to be okay. That I had nothing to worry about and that God knew what he was doing. I did not let myself feel guilt for feeling scared at first, but I felt blessed, for the opportunity to carry a baby I could call mine inside my womb. A baby who already was thought of and planned of, before I ever knew. A baby with a purpose and a source of joy, and sacrifice. A reason to live and our gift of love, whom we anxiously await for.
Yes, pregnancy has changed me. I am not the same person I was 9 months ago, and I know when my baby boy is here, I will go through other changes. I know I will only get better, I will become a better person and that’s something I look forward to. I have grown in this process and although I know it won’t be easy, I now know I have what it takes. I feel empowered as a woman. I can do this.
Photo shoot wardrobe:
For my maternity shoot, I knew I wanted a chiffon dress with lace, in a neutral color. I wanted something comfortable with a stretchy waist line to give room to my belly. After searching many stores and looking at different options I purchased my dress from an app called “poshmark”. It’s an app where woman sell stuff out of their closet. It was only $25! such a bargain!
I wanted it the theme to be a very romantic/ natural environment so I thought I would wear no shoes.
My husband and I drove to Vista, CA from San Diego, to meet our photographer. He took us to a trail park, to a specific spot he had picked for our shoot, and it was perfect!
The Photographer Alberto Vazquez:
I‘m a lifestyle portrait and wedding photograph based out of North County, San Diego. Being married to my best friend I know how important it is to document life moments that will be cherished for years to come. I love shooting with natural light but occasionally I’ll throw in a few lights into my mix. My style of shooting is described as fun, modern and natural. I am a no-props or minimal-props type of photographer. If you’d like to get in front of my camera and shoot I’d love to hear from you!
Hi, y’all! I’m Faythe. I’m Alex and Karson's mommy, a blessed wife, a dreamer, and a believer in the "miracles” I am the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy — a magazine that I birthed and created from the ground up. I am passionate about faith, treasuring time with my little family on the weekends, and saying YES to the impossible, taking a leap of faith. I love the women I work alongside each day, addicted to hot chai lattes, building sand castles, the smell of the ocean, exploring new flavors in the kitchen, and living in historic St. Marys, Georgia. Yes, I am a proud Georgia Peach! Website: http://www.blmommy.com