No Ordinary Pregnancy Shoot

I knew I always wanted to do a shoot like this while I was pregnant, I do not see myself having any more children after this so in the spirit of this being a once in a lifetime experience for me I didn't want to look back and regret not having done something like this.

I have tossed with the idea of whether to post this entire shoot or not... People have many different opinions when it comes to pregnancy as well as nudity. But I was so happy with this shoot and realized I did want to share it.

I hope to inspire other future-mommies out there to accept and enjoy their bodies during their pregnancies and be proud of the changes they go through, we were, after all, made to do this.

The other up-side is that if you end up being unhappy with the photos, you can dispose of them. I would say rather go for it, pose for the type of shoot you dreamed of and decide you don't like the photos rather than regretting that you didn't do it somewhere down the line.

And don't wait until your next pregnancy, we never know where life will take us. Take advantage of the moment you are in now.

This shoot was done when I was 30 weeks pregnant. I have included some behind the scenes shots as well. I was photographed by the wonderful Chanel Oosthuizen.

Chanel's website will be launching soon, in the mean time you can have a look at her Facebook Page Chanel O Photography.

Hair Extensions: Clipinhair - Jacket: Rene Mariane - Underwear bottoms: La Senza - Heels: Aldo - Boots: Rage - Hair & Make-Up: Riani Roets - Photographer: Chanel O - Location: Pretoria

"To me, nudity is not something to be ashamed of. I’m not embarrassed of my body. I’m at my best when I’m pregnant. It’s such an amazing feeling, the transformation that your body goes through. There’s something about that that’s so empowering and beautiful and I just really embrace it." - Kourtney Kardashian