Maternity & Motherhood Boudoir – What It Is and Why You Should Do It

Edmonton Boudoir Photography

Maternity (or pregnancy) boudoir and motherhood boudoir are not about capturing unrealistic expectations. And it’s not a sexual photoshoot. It’s about capturing the NATURAL BEAUTY that is MOTHERHOOD.

There really isn’t anything quite like motherhood. It’s indescribable and unique to every mom. It’s up, it’s down, it’s a rollercoaster ride of emotions. One moment you love your body so much and what is growing inside you and the next you hate that it’s changed has changed.

We live in a society where in one moment we are complimenting a pregnant woman on her BEAUTIFUL GLOW only to, in the next moment, judge her harshly because her body has not returned quickly enough to its former appearance.

At Gabriela Cruz Photography, we believe that MOTHERHOOD at ALL stages is BEAUTIFUL.

Want to know more about what maternity and motherhood boudoir is all about? Read on to find out what it is and why you should do it.

What is maternity boudoir? What is motherhood boudoir? Why have a maternity photoshoot?

What is a Maternity Boudoir Photoshoot?

A maternity boudoir photo session is the perfect opportunity to capture your first glimpse of being a mother. It’s about highlighting your GORGEOUS curves, LUMINOUS skin, and SILKY, VOLUMINOUS hair.


Yes, even if you did just throw up in the toilet for the third time today 🤣 and we want to bring your NATURALLY RADIANT self to light.

👉 Have a look at one of our couples’ maternity photoshoots here.

What is maternity or pregnancy boudoir? What is motherhood boudoir? Why have a maternity photoshoot?

Pregnancy photoshoots are for all moms

As women, we get the opportunity to bring life into this world. To carry them inside us and feel them growing along with us. Maternity boudoir is about capturing all of this.

But we know that some women may be reading this and are not quite convinced. Because not every woman LOVES being pregnant, even if you are told how much you are GLOWING and how much being pregnant suits you. Maybe, you are doing your best to just get through it.

“Gabriela Cruz Photography produced beautiful maternity photos for my husband and I. We were very happy with the entire experience and high quality of the photos. The end result was exactly what we wanted. We look forward to booking more photos in the future!”

Brittney T. – a client of a maternity Edmonton photo session

Maternity photoshoots are about capturing memories

But we also know that after your pregnancy is done and when you look back on this moment, when you carried your little one inside of you, you will look back on it fondly – because somehow all the bad will fade away – and you may regret not capturing it for all that it was.  

Time gives us perspective, the perspective to know that you only have one chance to capture this pregnancy. Because then it is gone forever. You may become pregnant again, but you will never be pregnant again with THIS baby.

Right now, you may not be able to picture it, you’re too deep into pregnancy mode. But imagine down the road seeing your photos and seeing the GLOW that everyone is telling you they saw. We want to help give you that feeling. To help remind you of how AMAZING this journey into MOTHERHOOD is.

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What is a Motherhood Boudoir Photoshoot?

A motherhood boudoir photo session is similar to a maternity session in that we want to celebrate YOU. But it’s also about acknowledging the AMAZING accomplishments our bodies can attain.

It’s about EMPOWERING yourself and recognizing the INCREDIBLE feat you have just achieved. It’s also about capturing the bond between you and your baby.

But we know that while you are busy celebrating and loving the new baby you just brought into this world, you may also be struggling with your new role as a mom and with your new appearance. And while we believe that all moms are simply GORGEOUS, sometimes self-doubt creeps in.

What is maternity or pregnancy boudoir? What is motherhood boudoir? Why have a maternity photoshoot?

Motherhood photoshoots put your strength on display

Motherhood boudoir is about flipping the script. It’s about recognizing a new kind of beauty. That those scars and stretch marks are not your shortcomings, they are your TESTIMONY to the new life you have created. 

Hating ourselves after we have just brought life into the world is no longer in fashion. What IS in fashion now is learning to LOVE yourself, letting go of unrealistic expectations, and embracing the POWERFUL and STUNNING woman you are. Because, really, whether it’s maternity boudoir or any of our other types of photoshoots, it’s all about finding CONFIDENCE.

Stop looking and judging yourself in the mirror. Instead, let us capture the AMAZING woman you are, and let us show you how others see you is how you should see yourself.

If you are looking lovingly into your baby’s eyes right now, why not capture that moment before it fades away into a memory? Most don’t realize how much their baby can change in one day. Don’t believe us, check out this timelapse video of a baby’s first year.

Don’t let this once in a lifetime opportunity slip away. Book a consult call with us now and set up your maternity or motherhood empowerment boudoir session now.

Did you know?

When you book in for a boudoir shoot with us we will send you prep guides to help you pick out the right themes, clothes, and more?

We work together with all our clients to build a personalized experience EVERY TIME.

A motherhood boudoir shoot is about doing something for YOU

Sure these pictures are timeless and will be doted on by all who love you and your little one (assuming you choose to share them). But, really, this isn’t about doing something FOR the baby or even for everyone else who will see the pictures. It’s about doing something for YOU.

Because, let’s be honest. Whether you’re already a mom and expecting a second, third, fourth child – or this is your first time… being a mom and/or a mom-to-be is TIRING. (Click here to check out some of our top tips for tired moms).

It’s about taking a day for YOU.
Spending some time relaxing in an empowering atmosphere.
Getting your hair and makeup done.
And having that amazing moment when you see those images and feel that beauty shine through.


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