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Hajar Fauzi @ 31st week. Due August 2012. Wife to Jeferi. No morning sickness . Cravings: Uncle BOB fried chicken 

Every time I came across a beautiful maternity picture, my eyes become teary all of a sudden. I remembered my first, second and third pregnancy. I remembered the first three months, feeling insecure and hating the changes that is happening to my body. I was very young when I got pregnant with my first baby. I was only twenty. I was feeling miserable and did not like it at all. I was having morning sickness for as long as I can remember. Every time I ate something, it will always ended up somewhere in the toilet bowl.

But then miracle happened, it got better as the months changed. I was feeling on top of the world. I was glowing. I am carrying a beautiful gift inside this tummy of mine.  I can eat anything you put on the table and not be bothered by the scale machine. Stretch marks became my best friends. And when the baby arrives, that was the most beautiful day ever. The pain, the sweat, the tears. Kissing your baby for the first time. The smell of a newborn. The perfect skin. The perfect pout. The perfect little finger. And all of a sudden, you forget all the misery, all the pain, all the morning sickness, all the back ache, the bloated face, the bloated legs. I can do this all over again. I said to myself. I can do this a million times. And yes, every pregnancy is a special journey for every mother to be. This is a very special privilege that Allah has given to all mothers. Savour the moment. And to be able to document the journey with all mothers to be, I get to feel it all over again.

“Seeing is not enough, you have to feel what you photograph” — Andre Kertesz

I have always believe in order to capture the perfect image, you need to feel and connect with what you photograph. Only a mother knows best. Only a mother knows what you are experiencing. Only a mother can feel the weight you are carrying.

If you want to document your “most significant moment of your life” with me, if you share the same vision as I do, if you hate the same old boring all happy faces pose, if you want real photography, if you are a mother-to-be (I don’t care if your bump is 3 months/5 months/7 months), I am now offering FREE Maternity photo sessions for a limited time and limited spot, if you are interested or know someone who is, please email me at min@minmohd.com to schedule your session, with a complimentary 8 x 10 print for you to keep.

 

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