When I was first approached by Dina to have a photoshoot done in studio by her husband Ian, I was at first apprehensive. I initially had no intentions of having a maternity shoot done for myself and the idea of being in a studio felt intimidating. Both Ian and Dina made the experience so enjoyable! Watching the frames on the monitor and seeing first hand the impact of the screen, camera settings, and flashes in real time instilled confidence in myself as the “model".
Ian and Dina are very friendly yet professional during the shoot- making sure breaks were taken and that I was not out of my comfort zone in any capacity. They were also very open to my own ideas and allowed me to bring props and clothing to use. Most women including myself struggle to find beauty in their bodies during the process of pregnancy as many of the changes that occur are beyond our control. Ian was able to capture such beautiful moments both raw and posed that allowed me to see the physical aspect of pregnancy in a very positive way. I love the memories I will have from this photoshoot looking back and am ultimately glad I agreed to the experience! It did not take long for the studio to change from something intimidating to a very comfortable, fun and positive experience that I would recommend to anyone!